The History of the PubClub
Peggy P. Edwards founded the Village Publishing Club in 2013. Her vision was to find a less expensive way to publish other than through a vanity press. Her 27 page "Alfabeto Crossover Alphabet" cost her $3,000 to publish in 2011. About this time, electronic books were appearing and Amazon self- publishing was also on the horizon.
Peggy was a member of the Writers Club, but they were unable to assist her with her publishing quest. So, with the signatures of 25 Village writers, one being founding member Phil Silverman, she submitted her idea to our Village and it was endorsed. Challenges arose when Peggy suggested a book of Village Stories; however, eventually, with the help of Miranda McPhee who had recently self-published a couple of children's books on Amazon, the idea took off. Miranda agreed to assist Peggy and the following year they self-published the first Village Stories 2015.
Soon the word got out around the Village through the Globe, flyers, pamphlets and publishing gurus who realized the benefit of joining the Publishing Club. It was a rough road at times, but knowing the Publishing Club was helping Villagers publish their legacies made it all worthwhile. With a new team of authors determined to share their publishing knowledge, the first Board of Directors was formed in 2021 and the club name shortened to PubClub. The club soon doubled its membership and has been thriving ever since.