Orange Public Library & History Center
407 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
The CWC monthly meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice.

If interested in attending as a guest, please join our mailing list at least 24 hours in advance.
Next Meeting
March 06, 2021
10:45am - 12:30pm
Pam Sheppard

"What Is A Comp and Why Is It So Important?”

Pam has been a book industry insider for more than 40 years, starting in sales and marketing with major New York publishers -- Random House, Crown Publishers, and Simon and Schuster. She pitched hundreds of books each selling season to the savviest buyers and bookstores across the country. Her literary ear and commercial instincts have guided a long, successful career in the industry.

Join us as she explains the meaning of book comps (comparative titles), their purpose, and the critically important role they serve for authors and publishers in the selling of books.

Learn important information you may have never even considered about the marketing and selling of your self-published works or what you need to successfully pitch agents.

CWC members write novels, short stories, screen plays, poetry, nonfiction articles and books, commercial work and more.

More than half our members are published writers.

Coming Events


April 3 - P.J. Colando - "I Write Funny And So Can You"


May 1  - Deborah A. Lott - "Writing About Trauma: Art

from Adversity"


June 5  - Dennis K. Crosby - "Marketing In The COVID   Era"


July 3  - Group Critique Readings


August 7 - R.D. Kardon - "Incorporating Techinical

Expertise Without Losing The Reader"


Live meetings take place the first Saturday of every  month from 11am to 12:30pm in the Community Room of the Orange Public Library. Visitors are welcome.

Members no charge | Nonmembers $7 (cash or check only)