Successful Self-publishing - What You Need To Know

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Successful Self-publishing - What You Need To Know

<p>If you have ever wanted to write and publish your own book, family history, anthology or ebook but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you towards achieving your

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If you have ever wanted to write and publish your own book, family history, anthology or ebook but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you towards achieving your amibition.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Bruce Welsh Guide to book production
  • Irina Dunn The Writers' Guide
  • Editors Successful Self-Publishing (Hale & Ironmonger)
  • Dan Poynter The Self-Publishing Manual
  • John Kremer 1001 Ways to Market Your Books


COURSE OUTLINE
Students should bring writing materials and their favourite book(s) to class. Additionally, they should bring along any manuscripts and self-published books or materials.


Day 1

  • Introduction. Why self-publish? Introduce the concept of the “Self-Publisher”.
  • Exploring the Urge to Write. Students begin to develop part of their book. Opportunities to share participants' writings. Disciplined writing.
  • The Layout. What sort of Book will it be?. Participants design their book cover. eBooks, Blogs and other formats.
  • Preparation for a Book Launch. The elements for a successful launch – we organize it.

Day 2

  • The Printer. A bewildering array of options, ISBN, PO. Box, Credit Card facility. Participants design their introductory pages, Tax, GST.
  • An approach to the Self-Publishing life. Website development for self-publishing. Book shops and readers, order fulfillment, business cards, business name.
  • Market Preparation. How to promote your books, events. Who? Me? Libraries. Education, appearances, book signings, agents, distributors. Websites, on-line sales.
  • Book Launch. Promotion – and what next? Begin it Now!


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Know how to prepare their manuscripts for self-publishing.
  2. Know the business requirements of self-publishing.
  3. Know how and where to promote their self-published materials.
  4. Be confident in discussing their publications.