You have just finished your heartfelt novel, so what do you do now? You could choose to go with one of the more traditional publishers, or you could choose to go with a current cooperative publishing company that has modernized self or independent publishing. What does this path look like for an author? In this class, we will look at the advantages of belonging to a publishing cooperative, the steps involved to get that book to the printing press, and some of the challenges you will face if you decide to go this route. Maine Authors Publishing and Cooperative in Thomaston, Maine, will be used as a model for this presentation.