With the proliferation of professional, low-cost printing options and the widely popular e-book, self-publishing is an increasingly viable option for authors. Panelists will help authors navigate the benefits, challenges and best practices of self-publishing in a fun, informative discussion covering the legal and business considerations involved.


  • Mike Bzozowski, Attorney at Law


  • Jennifer Chesak, Founder, Wandering in the Words Press
  • Julie Schoerke, Founder, Books Forward
  • Kimberly Collins, Author

This session is being submitted for one hour of general Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for Tennessee attorneys.

About The Porch, Nashville’s Independent Center for Writing

We inspire, educate, and connect writers of all ages and stages through classes, outreach programs, and events. In the process, we hope to nourish and energize the literary community, encouraging collaboration and creative mingling between writers and other artists and makers. Come sit a spell and write with us. Learn more at www.porchtn.org

About the Arts & Business Council

The Arts & Business Council (ABC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that leverages and unites the unique resources of the arts and business communities to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture in Nashville and beyond. To deliver its mission, ABC offers four core programs: Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts, Education for the Creative Community, Arts Board Matching, and Fiscal Sponsorship. More information is available at www.ABCNashville.org.