I’m putting on a workshop later this month. Here are the details from the event:
Selfpublish Your Ebook and Paperbook Workshop
Saturday March 22nd, 2014, 10am-4pm
The Gallery, 115 Birmingham St Toronto
Do you want to publish a book or an ebook but don’t know where to start?
Afraid of high costs? Where and how do you sell it? How do you get it on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, or Barnes and Nobel? What about paper copies into book stores? ISBN numbers? Covers? Editing? Formatting?
Experienced author David Sloma is on the bleeding edge of the selfpublishing revolution. He will answer these questions for you and more.
He’s got over 20 titles for sale in ebook and/or paper versions on sites such as Amazon.com, Apple iBooks/iTunes, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Scribd, Google Play, and many others, internationally. http://www.amazon.com/David-Sloma/e/B00CIC65S4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
He’ll share his knowledge as a selfpublished author on how you can produce your own ebooks and paperbacks for very little, or even no upfront costs – and still publish professional books that sell.
Sound impossible? Well, David’s done just that many times over. Let him show you how in this brave new publishing world.
-Why selfpublishing isn’t a dirty word anymore
-Introduction to the new selfpublishing landscape and the state of the traditional publishing industry
-Do I need an agent?
-Contracts, deals, and lawyers
-Royalty rates for selfpublishers; much higher than in traditional publishing
-Should I still try to land a traditional publishing deal, too?
-Planning your book
-Editing your manuscript for publication
-Cover design options
-Formatting your digital files for multiple ebook readers
-Producing a paperback book from your digital files
-Audiobook options and production overview
-Pricing your books
-Distributing your books and placing them for sale with major sites like Amazon and iTunes
-Getting your books into brick and mortar bookstores
-Websites for authors
-Advertising myths and truths
-Innovative promotion for indies
-Affiliate links to drive sales and increase revenue
-Video as a promotional tool and specific considerations
-The best marketing you can do for your books
You will leave this class with enough tools to selfpublish your own professional-quality books without spending a bundle, or going into debt.
The site of the class has a TTC bus to the door (110 from Islington station), or it’s a short walk from the Lakeshore and Islington streetcar (504, which runs down to Queen St and to the Longbranch TTC/GO station at the far west end).
There is free, underground parking on-site, but come a few minutes early to arrange it.
Complimentary organic coffee made with filtered water, and cookies/cake provided.
Tickets $275 Early Bird until March 15. More info: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/selfpublish-your-ebook-and-paperbook-workshop-tickets-10810479435
The event will be live streamed online for those who cannot attend. Live stream tickets: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/selfpublish-your-ebook-and-paperbook-workshop-live-stream-tickets-10816459321
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