The way that authors reach their audiences has changed drastically in recent decades. In the past, finding a publisher was the key attaining success, but now, things are much different. Not only are there more options for independent publishing, but the publishing industry itself has also become overrun with scam artists and copyright trolls, just as the recording industry has. However, thanks to the internet, authors now have the ability to cut out the middleman entirely, and publish their own material for nearly no upfront cost. Likewise, the internet offers distribution and promotion options that allow new authors to take these matters into their own hands. Author and activist John G. Vibes has experienced this struggle, and discovered the solutions firsthand, after 2 years of fighting to release his first paperback book. In this presentation he will explain the variety of self-publishing options that are available to new authors, and share some advice about which options are easiest and most affordable. You will learn how to publish, format and distribute your own book for under 100$, and discover how you can get you book listed on websites like Amazon and sold on shelves in stores like Barnes & Nobles.