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So, you’ve written a book. Maybe you’ve even penned your acknowledgements, secured copyright permissions, and pondered the title page. Of course, there are fonts, formats, signatures, trim size, and bindings to consider, not to mention issues related to ISBN, CIP, CMYK, DPI, RGB, RRP… 

Face it: the nuts and bolts involved in graduating from writer to published author can be daunting. From publishing workflow, copyright, and ISBNs to book printing, distribution, and marketing, this one-day immersion provides a comprehensive overview of the self-publishing world.

We’ll begin by learning how to differentiate between traditional, self-, and "vanity-house” publishing. We also will discuss the different types of editors (and how to find the ones you need), as well as print-on-demand publishing and ebooks. By the end of the course, you will feel better informed and more equipped to take that exhilarating next step toward publication.

Patti Frazee, MFA, Hamline University, is a writer, editor, and publishing consultant. She has been a proofreader and editor for Llewellyn Worldwide, Hazelden Publishing, and several Fortune 500 companies, and assisted dozens of authors with manuscript development and copyediting. Frazee’s novels include Out of Harmony (CreateSpace, 2012) and Cirkus (Alyson Books, 2006), which was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award and nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.

Cancellations are subject to a 10 percent processing fee if received five or fewer working days before the program start. Refunds are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be emailed to ccapsinfo@umn.edu.

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