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Publishing Services – Why We Need Them

2019 Monthly Speaker Series

October 28, 2019 at 7 p.m.

The Point at Waterview, 2nd Floor Activity Room

100 Watermark Blvd, Granbury TX 76048

“Publishing Services – What They Are & Why You Need Them” is owned and run by the husband and wife team of Jim and Zetta Brown. was started in 2008, timed to coincide with the huge increase in popularity of e-books and the subsequent changes in the publishing industry. Jim and Zetta keep their ears constantly to the ground to keep ahead of the rapid changes as digital publishing of both print and e-books becomes a bigger and bigger share of the industry as a whole. provides the full range of publishing services for self-publishing authors and independent publishers, from editing to entire publishing packages including cover design, typesetting, e-book conversion etc. No matter how you publish, has the expertise!

Jim and Zetta also founded an run the DFW Self-Publishing Group ( which is a local Dallas/Fort Worth organization aimed at providing information, resource, and assistance to local self-publishing authors.

Jim Brown is a former middle-management professional. He started in 2008, spotting an opportunity for a new type of publishing service provider as new doors opened in publishing. His background is in customer service and service training. He is a technical wizard and so oversees the technical and practical sides of print and e-book production.

Contact Jim by email at  24/7.

Zetta Brown is a Mistress of the English language. She is a professional editor with a B.A. In English from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She was also the winner of the National Society of Arts & Letters (San Antonio Region) Award during her scholar years. As well as editing and proofreading, she is highly skilled in e-book conversion techniques, and in office organization.

Contact Zetta by email at 24/7.

Speaker Announcement: Jennifer Crippen

Granbury Writers’ Bloc Speaker Series  – For all you memoir buffs out there, and for all you folks who include real-life history or historical references in your writings, you won’t want to miss our next meeting!

Who: Jennifer Crippen, Author

When: Monday, September 23rd, 2019, 7 p.m.

Where: The Point at Waterview

2nd Floor Activity Room

100 Watermark Blvd.

Granbury TX 76048

Topic: “Using Archives to Build a Better Story”

About: Jennifer is a writer and coffee enthusiast who daylights as a project manager. She serves as the Associate Director for Carrollton League of Writers and writes fantasy for young adults. She grew up in the suburbs of New Orleans and completed a Bachelor’s in English at LSU and a Master’s in Archival Science at Auburn University before settling in Dallas with her husband, two cats (Drew & Brees), and three goldfish (Harry, Hermione, and Ron).​

Strange and Sweet Anthology Is Available

Announcing Strange & Sweet, Granbury Writers’ Bloc’s anthology collection of 41 short stories and 8 poems penned by 17 of its members. There is something for everyone in its 300+ pages including offerings in Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Action/Adventure/Western, Sci-Fi/Paranormal/Fantasy, Young Adult/Women’s Fiction, Literary, Humor, Non-Fiction, and Poetry.
Endorsed by such notable authors as Charlaine Harris, James Scott Bell, and John M. Floyd, this delightful collection of stories and poems will be a welcome addition to anyone’s library, and is now available on Amazon – search on ‘Strange & Sweet’ and look for the stunning sunset.
Proceeds will support GWB’s speaker program, which brings in authors and other writing professionals each month to teach our members and the public about writing and publishing.
Granbury Writers’ Bloc is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit organization. AND save-the-date for our book launch party on Saturday, August 31st, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to be held at Farina’s Winery & Café on the historic square in Granbury.