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SHOULD YOU SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK? What you need to know to help you decide...

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What do these books have in common? What Color Is Your Parachute?, Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Joy of Cooking, Still Alice, The Martian, among so many others. They were all self-published. In fact, in this “Do it Yourself” world of social media and the Internet, self-publishing is seen as a positive and very viable option for anyone who ever wanted to share whatever they have to say with the rest of the world.

Now, you can too with this one-day workshop SHOULD YOU SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK? What you need to know to help you decide if you should self-publish OR find an agent or publisher. 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.

If you decide you prefer to find an agent or a commercial publisher, Dr. Yager will help you to craft a query letter or a proposal to get the attention your project deserves!

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, SHOULD YOU 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. Dr. Yager will also share about her track record selling one or multiple book proposals to such major houses as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Doubleday, Prentice-Hall, Skyhorse Publications, Square One Publishers, and other houses.

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 deciding if you should self-publish or create a proposal and find a literary agent or publisher

10-10:30 a.m. - If you decide to self-publish: 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

2:00-2:15 - the amazing world of foreign rights - FOREIGN RIGHTS AND WRONGS

2:15-3:00 -- crafting the cover letter and the book proposal if you decide to seek out a publisher

3-3:10 - break

3:10-4 - 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)

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