Join the Small Business Trends team and guests for a text chat on Twitter.com. It takes place on Wednesday, March 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern (New York time zone). So you want to write a book? You've got a whole lot of challenges to face. For example, when you self-publish a book, there are costs involved. You'll need to cover the expenses of cover design, typesetting/formatting, and editing, and that's before you've even looked at potential marketing costs. So, how can you fund the publishing of your book before you've even sold your first copy? We'll hear from authors and experts about your options. Our Panel This is an open chat. Everyone will be welcome to attend and participate, so please share this announcement with a friend. We'll be joined by a panel of guests who will also be adding to the conversation. Nancy Spooner Bsharah (@SurfDateBook)\u2014Nancy is the co-author of Everything I Know About Dating I Learned Through Surfing with Tara Brouwer. She is also a small business person and owner of Tempo Live Events, Inc. Susan Payton (@eggmarketing)\u2014Susan is the President of Egg Marketing, an internet marketing, social media, and communications services company. She\u2019s written two books: 101 Entrepreneur Tips and Internet Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs. Ivana Taylor (@DIYMarketers)\u2014Ivana is the publisher of DIYMarketers and the book editor for Small Business Trends. She is also the co-author of Excel for Marketing Managers, a book \u201cself-published\u201d by MrExcel.com. Anita Campbell (@SmallBizTrends)\u2014I'll be very pleased to join the conversation too. I'm publisher of Small Business Trends, founder of the Small Business Book Awards, and the co-author of Visual Marketing. Invited Guests Jim Kukral (@JimKukral)\u2014Jim was recently named by Dun & Bradstreet as one of \u201cThe Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter.\u201d He is the author of eight books currently available on Amazon.com and assists other authors with publishing and marketing their books. Phil Simon (@philsimon)\u2014Phil is a sought-after speaker and recognized technology expert. He consults with companies on how to optimize their use of technology and is the author of five books. How to participate Taking part in the Twitter chat couldn't be easier. Just log in at Twitter.com. Then do a search on Twitter for the hashtag #BizBookAwards to follow the conversation. To make your comments heard, add the hashtag #BizBookAwards to the end of your tweets during the hour. Thanks to our sponsor! Many thanks to Namecheap, whose generous sponsorship of the Small Business Book Awards has made it possible to run the Book Awards without requiring nomination fees. \u00a0Namecheap, you rock! PS: This chat is in honor of the Small Business Book Awards. Cast votes for your favorite titles and book resources \u00a0through March 26, 2013.