HOW TO WRITE A SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK:
How do I write a book? This is the most popular question that I am asked of aspiring writers, entrepreneurs, childhood associates, church members alike. In my professional debut I will facilitate a hands-on workshop entitled, “How to write a self-published book.”
I am an expert in writing books because I have written everything from eighty page business plans to my finished book, Identity Crisis Identity Christ Is: A Journey to Love which is 239 pages. I did however right more than three hundred pages before settling on the 239 pages that is in the book.
There are many types of books including picture books. I have even seen photographers create books as a memorial of their work, and with a creative spin have it wind up in retail stores proving it to be desired in the marketplace.
I have been a published poet since the age of twelve, and wrote two poetry books. This book is my first memoir and I am excited because I saw it through from start to finish. Now, I can share that experience with you. I will offer practical tips to help you avoid common mistakes.
Time is a commodity amongst most of us, why waste it? My interactive lecture/workshop will be able to help you to determine what to do next in your book writing process. Find out what to look for in a team of specialists that can help you from editing, and marketing. This workshop is two parts.
How to write a book will cover:
- How to Copyright
- What to do with your Drafts
- Submission process
- Writing time; quiet time
- What to look for in choosing a team
- How to know when your book is complete
- How much money you should spend on publishing your book.
- Why should you choose to self-publish?
- How should you choose a self publishing company?
- Should you be your own self publishing company and help others?
How to market your book will cover:
- Copyright Infringement: Protecting your work online
- Creating your cover
- Target Market- Genre
- Press Release- What it should cover (this sounds easy but wait until we talk about it)
- Media coverage
- Free advertising and marketing opportunities ( I will give you a chance to do it in class)
- Social Networking presence
- Additional Tips and Hints
This double workshop is in HIGH demand. People have been asking me to teach this for at least five years. Great anticipation grew when I began working on a new book. I will only teach this course again if this one is sold out, period. This is my pleasure but not my passion. I will not try to build a community here. I am available to help but the call to action is to reserve now before it goes away forever. In other words, if there is no demand, I will not supply. I look forward to helping you to write your book by sharing what I know in these two workshops.
BONUS: Are you supposed to be writing a book? We will discuss this topic during the double-header and identify just where you are in your process! I can leave you with some powerful business information that challenge you to create your success.
HOW TO WRITE A SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK
DATE: May 14, 2011
TIME: 11:00am- 12:00pm
ARLINGTON CENTRAL LIBRARY
HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK
DATE: MAY 14, 2011
TIME: 1:00pm- 2:00pm
ARLINGTON CENTRAL LIBRARY
1015 North Quincy Street
WHEN YOU PAY AT THE BOOKSIGNING EVENT APRIL 23, 2011