Villa Writers to Host Speaker

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Thank you for visiting My News. This morning is all about Florida Writers Association (FWA) writing groups. Writing groups follow a number of formats. Some are critique groups. Lake Helen Villa Writers is usually a critique group. Other writing groups invite guest speakers to inform members about a variety of writing topics and skills. Rik Feeney’s Orlando Group meets the first Wednesday of every month in Winter Park at the University Club. Rik Feeney’s Group invites speakers.

This month as a special Christmas gift to the members of Villa Writers in Lake Helen, Barry Dimick and I are paying for a guest speaker to join us on the morning of Friday, December 13 at 10:30. Gutsy to have a guest on a Friday the 13th, right? A description of Gene Luke Vlahovic’s presentation follows:


This comprehensive step-by-step instruction in a visual slide presentation allows attendees to understand and follow the self-publishing guidelines and procedures using Kindle Direct Publishing for paperback, e-book, and audiobook.

Gene Luke incorporates the Kindle Direct Publishing formatting requirements, specifications, and recommendations before entering into the KDP book publishing configurations.

The slide presentation enables attendees to apply these relatively clear-cut KDP steps on their own. It teaches how to upload a manuscript and book cover, and it shows the recommended distribution and pricing methods.

This self-acquired do-it-yourself KDP procedure is geared toward any one author who is willing to learn and benefit from it. 

Gene Luke Vlahovic, our presenter, is a published author with five of his books published in his native country of Yugoslavia, and translated into three other languages. His two novels published in English by KDP/ACX are available in paperback, e-book, and audiobook on Amazon.

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