$45 – $60

Self-Publishing 101: How to Create, Market, and Sell Your Book

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2000 Edwards Street

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Houston, TX 77007

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INSTRUCTOR: D.L. Young
TIME: Thursday, February 28th, 6-9 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird until Saturday, February 23rd: $45 for members, $60 for non-members. After Saturday, February 23rd: $55 for members, $70 for non-members. Become a Writespace member here. Scholarships available here.
LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX, 77007
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 15 Writers

Have you ever wanted to publish your own book? The publishing world has changed, and now it’s easier than ever for independent authors to self-publish. But how do you get started? How do you find a cover artist or an editor? How do get your title up on Amazon? And how do you get the word out about your book so that you can earn dollars to gain more writing time? In this workshop, Pushcart Prize nominee and 2017 Independent Press Award winner D.L. Young will support you in answering these and other questions to ensure a strong launch on your self-publishing journey.

The topics we’ll cover include:

  • Writing software: Word, Scrivener, etc.

  • Cover art: Why it’s so important and how to find a good cover artist

  • Editors and proofreaders: Why you need them and how to find them

  • Book creation logistics: eBook and print book formatting and production, ISBNs, and copyrights

  • Publishing platforms: Pros and cons of selling "Amazon exclusive" vs. "going wide"

  • Pricing: How to determine your book’s best price in various formats

  • Marketing and advertising: Finding readers and reviewers, choosing mailing list providers, purchasing Facebook and Amazon ads, conducting Goodreads Giveaways and live events

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