Now, you can too with this one-day workshop HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK. Whatever stage you are at with your manuscript -- from just thinking about writing a book, to having one or a couple of chapters or a first draft, to having a finished final draft and wondering what the next step could or should be, this workshop is for you.
Workshop leader Jan Yager is a seasoned pro, who has seen success as a self-published author of such titles as Friendshifts, which landed her on Oprah, The View, and the Today Show, as well as being published by commercial houses, like Simon & Schuster, for her follow-up title, When Friendship Hurts. She's also published in a range of genres from nonfiction self-help to fiction, children's books, and even poetry. She started her small press, Hannacroix Creek Books, Inc., more than 20 years ago. Jan has been in the publishing business since she was 23 years old, when she began as an editorial assistant at Macmillan Publishing Company. Her first book was published by Scribner when she was 26. Since then, she has published or self-published 49 award-winning books translated into 34 languages.
This interactive seminar will go from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with ample time for networking including 8:30-9, lunch (on your own) from 12:45-1:30, and an optional networking party from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m..
A practical workshop, HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK will include numerous examples and anecdotes as it covers many aspects of the self-publishing experience including writing it, sequencing the manuscript, creating an e-book, print book, or audiobook, selling foreign rights,, and that all-important marketing and promotion step after you have your completed book.
Attendees will receive a copy of Jan Yager's book, HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK, as well as an PDF e-book (encrypted) of FOREIGN RIGHTS AND WRONGS, included in your fee, plus additional handouts created just for this event!
Here's the agenda for HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK:
8:30-9 - registration and networking
9-10 a.m. - welcome, overview, writing your book
10-10:30 a.m. - sequencing your book (making sure it doesn't look self-published)
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - interior and cover design basics
11-11:15 a.m. - break
11:15-12- - creating an e-book
12-12:45 - turning your book into a print book
12:45-1:15 - lunch on your own (I'll join attendees at a nearby restaurant)
1:15-2 - audiobooks - the wonderful additional market that too many ignore
2:00-2:45 - the amazing world of foreign rights - FOREIGN RIGHTS AND WRONGS
2:45-3 - break
3-4 - Marketing and promotion - the all-important step too many skip or fail to put the time and effort into in order to ensure their book reaches the greatest number of readers..
4-4:30 - Summing Up - Q&A
4:30-6 PM - Networking party (in the same room as the workshop and/or at a nearby restaurant/bar, TBD)