Attend a Self-Publishing Boot Camp and get all the information you need to publish your book in print and ebook formats.
Find a workshop on the Calendar page, or contact me about small group workshops in your community center or home, for your group, business, senior center, or school. You can find more topics in my blog.
Here's what you'll learn
Get your books in all the formats for all the devices (even paper!)
- Ebooks, rich media books, and apps
- Trade paperbacks, hardbacks, manuals, full-color books
- Using POD, short run, and offset printing services
- For all the new e-readers including Kindle, KindleFire, iPad, and Nook
- In all the major online retailers like Amazon, B&N, and Apple
- Using the most reliable and reputable tools like...
- ...Smashwords, BookBaby, Kindle Direct Publishing, Vook, and Aerbook
- For the best possible book for the lowest possible cost
You'll also learn how to effectively hire out design and editing - the two most important steps most self-publishers skip. And what marketing and social media tools will work best for your book. Need a reliable PR professional? Expensive! Better to hire out list services and editors. You'll learn why, who, and how to do this.
If you're intimidated by ebook formatting, or you simply don't know whether to hire a freelancer or go with one of the services like Smashwords, BookBaby, or Vook, you'll come away with an understanding of which choice is right for you.
Finally, I'll go over all the "gotcha's" that many self-publishers make - mistakes that cost lots of time and money and pain to undo. Not buying your own ISBNs is one of them. Find out why, and avoid common errors. Boot camp graduates tell me that this alone saved them more than the price of admission.
You'll take home the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors in print to refer to again and again through your book publishing journey. I wrote the book for my writer friends and it has evolved over the past years to become a well-tested companion to new authors - and many have published.
Other Workshops and ConferencesNonfiction Writers Conference. This year’s event takes place May 8 – 10, 2013, between the hours of 9am to 3pm PST, and all from the comfort of your home or office. NFWC is a virtual event! All you need to participate is a phone or Skype access (and they offer local numbers across the U.S. and in Canada and the U.K.). Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions at the end of each session, and recordings and transcripts are available.
Self-Publishing Boot Camp Success StoriesHere are some testimonials and Self-Publishing Boot Camp success stories.