To provide support, resources, and information relevant to people involved in self publishing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.


What We Do

  • Monthly networking opportunities in the DFW area
  • Guest speakers
  • Workshops

Who Can Benefit

  • Authors
  • Agents
  • Cover Artists
  • Editors
  • Marketers
  • Proofreaders
  • Publicists
  • Typesetters


DFW Self-Publishing Group (DFW-SPG) was founded in the summer of 2017 and now has nearly 200 members. Co-founders Jim and Zetta Brown have been providing publishing services to independent publishers and self-published authors since 2008 through their business JimandZetta.com.

Jim Brown is a former middle-management professional. He started Jimandzetta.com in 2008, spotting an opportunity for a new type of publishing service provider at a time when the publishing industry began to change. His background is in customer service and service training. Jim is a technical wizard and oversees the technical and practical sides of print and ebook production. He specializes in typesetting/layout, ebook conversion, and cover design.

Zetta Brown is a professional editor with a B.A. in English from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She was also a winner of the National Society of Arts & Letters Award (San Antonio Region) for Short Fiction. As well as editing and proofreading, she is skilled in ebook conversion techniques, author marketing, and office management.