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Enterprise & Artificial Intelligence Advisor
Book Marketing Advisor
Children’s Publishing Advisor
Academic Publishing Advisor
Poetry Books Advisor
Dalma Szentpály co-hosts the Self-Publishing Poetry salon. She works at PublishDrive as a self-publishing professional and has been a lifelong lover of poetry. A native Hungarian, she started learning about lyricism from poetry giants like Attila József and János Pilinszky but also recited brooding lines of verse from international poets like Pablo Neruda or Anna Ahmatova. In university, she fell in love with W.B. Yeats and Emily Dickinson and wrote her thesis about the “villanelle” form in Sylvia Plath’s poetry. As a university lecturer and an event manager at an independent bookstore in Budapest Dalma encouraged readers to re-engage with poetry. Check out her blog post about contemporary poetry trends.
Publishing Wide Advisor
Literary Agent & Contract Advisor
Story Editing Advisor
“Self-publishing requires thorough research to understand and navigate a large industry. But, it can be a completely rewarding path for those who venture to put themselves out there and take a less traditional route to reaching out to others with their words and images.”
Linh Thoi is the founder of ltt ebooks, an eBook production company that provides eBook consultation and production services to authors and publishers. Linh began her publishing career in 2011 working in the digital departments of traditional publishers like Parragon Books and Workman Publishing. She then had a very fun stretch at Amazon helping to create the animated Harry Potter eBooks. Since 2016, Linh has been using her publishing, design and technical skills to provide authors and companies with advice and create digital versions of their projects. Linh is willing to tackle and offer help on any book genre, so feel free to reach out.
“Curb your expectations about how the digital version of your book will look and function compared to the print version. Be sure to do some research about the prevalent eBook formats and how they function. If you come into the digital process with an open mind (and hopefully some knowledge), you’ll be much much happier with the end results.”