Saturday April 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Mechling Bookbindery 
1124 Oneida Valley Road
Route 38
Chicora, PA 16025

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Megan Moody 
Mechling Bookbindery 

Mechling Self-Publishing Conference 

If you are thinking about writing a book, in the process of writing, or ready to have your book printed then you should consider coming to our self-publishing seminar. Throughout the day we will be having authors speaking about their publishing experiences.  

Scheduled Presentations

  • Where to Begin
  • Research, Documentation & Editing
  • Layout, Design & Photo Scanning
  • Photo Preparation
  • Copyrights, ISBN & LCCN
  • Working with a Printer [Internet vs. Local Printer]
  • Calculating Costs & Price of Book
  • Marketing Your Book
  • How to Use Social Media
  • Managing Tax on Sales


Al Mechling, owner of Mechling Bookbindery/Bookbinders Workshop; publisher; printer and book binder; book restoration specialist
Pat Collins, executive director of Butler County Historical Society; co-founder and former president of Butler Co. Genealogical Society; compiler and editor, professional genealogist
Kathleen & Paul Harris, authors of A Soldier’s Story: The 145th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. Kathleen is a retired teacher; Paul, formerly in the US Coast Guard and FBI, is a retired security executive.
Mark Barnes, author of Locations & Origins of the Cemeteries of Beaver County, Pa. and Ellwood City, Then & Now. Mark is an avid local historian and researcher.
Brad Pflugh, professor; author of: Butler County in the Civil War; Rage Murder, and Execution! The Story of Sam Mohawk and the Wigton Family Massacre; as well as articles for Wargames Illustrated magazine
Kari Zeigler, senior graphic designer for Mechling Bookbindery. Kari works one-on-one with customers to design and layout their books as well as other printed materials.
Fletcher Ward, author of Chautauqua’s Largest Fish, Saving Chautauqua's Muskies, Chautauqua Lake’s Great Race
Ceane O’Hanlon-Lincoln, freelance writer and award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction, including: County Chronicles five-volume series; Toast to Destiny; Autumn Song; Sleuth Sister mystery series: The Witches’ Time-Key, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, The Witch’s Silent Scream.

Speakers’ books will be available for purchase at this event.   Get your copies signed!

$59 Registration Fee includes lunch.
With registration, get $50 off your first order!

Registration and fee must be received by March 25, 2015.