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Self-Publishing for Beginners

20 Feb
09 Apr 2020
Self-Publishing for Beginners

Have you ever considered self-publishing, or tried before with little success? If you’re serious about becoming an author, and want to spend as much time writing as possible, this eight-week course is for you.

The indie publishing world has become much more sophisticated in recent years. If you can commit to eight weeks of training to help you focus, you can learn from someone else’s mistakes and take the first or next steps towards developing a career. Self-publishing can be life-changing if you get it right but it also takes determination and a willingness to learn and work hard. This course offers the opportunity to learn from someone who has expertise in developing an author business.

Week 1- Introduction to self-publishing, editing, print vs e-book
Week 2 – Cover design and book formatting
Week 3 – Writing blurb and copy, publishing options
Week 4 – Publishing platforms and how they work
Week 5 – Author pages and email lists
Week 6 – Publishing an ebook on Amazon KDP
Week 7 – Print on Demand – Amazon and Ingram Spark
Week 8 – Reviews and next steps

Successful indie author Dawn Brookes started writing three years ago and now earns a full-time income from self-publishing. She has sold the equivalent of 50,000 books since publishing her first book in 2016. Dawn is an authorpreneur member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. She is author of the 'Hurry up Nurse' series of memoirs and the 'Rachel Prince Mystery' series. 

Her cosy series combines a unique blend of murder, cruising and medicine with a touch of romance.

Dawn has a thirty-nine year nursing pedigree and takes regular cruise holidays for research purposes as her mysteries are set on a cruise liner! She has demonstrated that it is possible to be successful as an Indie author in the present climate and was approached by an independent publisher this year who offered to commission the first book in a new series and a further vocational memoir.

Self-Publishing for Beginners
With Dawn Brookes
8 weeks from Thursday 20th Feb- Thursday 9th April