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Jane Karker

Boston Writers Publishing & Cooperative
President
Waltham, MA
Jane Karker is the president of Boston Writers Publishing & Cooperative in Waltham, MA. She comes to publishing after over 20 years in the printing and publishing industry. Since 2009 she has offered a totally different, cooperative approach to indie publishing, making marketing and distribution more effective than online options. Her model includes marketing training, support, distribution, and a trade catalog–a model that is unique. 

Radio, TV and Media- 
• Interviewed. Feature article on self-publishing. The Boston Globe, 2014 
• Co-presenter on self-publishing radio spot Maine Call-In
• TV co-presenter and special public television feature on self-publishing MPBN, Maine Public

Broadcasting–“Maine Watch” with Jennifer Rooks 2012 
• Radio interview WERU. Focus- “Cooperative Publishing” a new model 2012 

Speaker and presenter- 
• Cambridge Adult Education Center, Writers Workshop “Independent Publishing" 2014 
• Panelist- Maine Writers and Publishers Association “Changing World of Publishing” 2014 
• Panelist- Massachusetts Library Association “Independent Publishing” 2013 
• Panelist-New England Book Festival, “The Future of Publishing" 2012 
• Speaker- Grub Street, Marketplace & Muse conference, “A New Cooperative Model of Self-Publishing” 2012 
• Speaker- Boston Library, South End, “Independent Publishing” 2011 
• Speaker- Bangor Book Festival, “Self-Publishing for Maine Authors," 2010, 2011, 2012 
• Speaker- Belfast Book Festival, “Independent Publishing” 2011 

Classes taught by invitation (ongoing) adult education classes including- 
The Boston Public Library (various branches) “Self-Publishing for Boston Area Authors” 
• IWWG International Women’s Writing Guild, CT (3 day class) 
• The Cambridge Adult Education 

Conferences attended (held a booth or attended)- 
• Boston Book Festival 2014 
• NEIBA (New England Independent Book Seller Association) 
• New England Book Festival 
• AWP Conference (Association of Writers and Writing Programs), Boston