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. At the same time, there’s never been a better time to consider self-publishing, and increasingly, both novice and established writers are traveling this path. But wait. Do you hire a company to take care of everything for you or do you tackle it all yourself? Again, there are options.
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 one(s) you need), as well as print-on-demand publishing and ebooks. By day’s end, you will feel better informed and more equipped to take that exhilarating next step toward publication.
Tuition includes breakfast and lunch.
Patti Frazee, MFA, Hamline University, is a writer, editor, and consultant who, with Gordon Thomas, helps authors navigate the complex world of publishing. She has been a proofreader and editor for Llewellyn Worldwide, Hazelden Publishing, and several Fortune 500 companies, and assisted numerous authors with manuscript development and copyediting. Frazee’s novels include Out of Harmony (CreateSpace; Kindle, 2012) and Cirkus (Alyson Books, 2006; Kindle, 2011), which was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award and nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.
Gordon Thomas is an editor, communications professional, and consultant who, with Patti Frazee, helps authors navigate the complex world of publishing. His background in academic, literary, and commercial publishing informs his broad perspective and ability to work in a variety of genres. As a structural and developmental editor, he works with new and previously published writers. Known for his commitment to individualized guidance, Thomas works with authors and corporate clients to ensure a quality publishing experience in keeping with the rapidly evolving landscape of the industry.
Cancellations are subject to a ten-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 or faxed to: firstname.lastname@example.org | 612-624-5359.