Right now there are two dates: Thursday, March 27th at 7 p.m. Eastern Time and Sunday, April 13th at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (get those tickets here). I will do this again a few times a year as long as there is interest, so if you miss these, let me know what time is good for you and I will take that into consideration when I schedule the next one. (Also, if you can gather 6 or more people interested in the workshop, I'll create another event at a time chosen by your group.)
Here is a tentative course outline:
- Honestly determine your strengths and capabilities
- Choose the right tools for you
- CreateSpace and other print-on-demand vs. traditional printing vs. ebook-only
- Decide whether to create a business entity or publish under your own name
- First Steps
- Plan and Outline
- How far in advance to send review requests?
- How far in advance to hire help if you are going to?
- How to get blurbs?
- Publicity: interviews, guest blogging
- What about traditional media?
- One-sheets for mailed books
- Book trailers and other video
- How many and what type of targets?
- Get your data right here!
- Review copies: physical vs. electronic
- Keep consistent, good records
- What does return on investment mean in this context?
- Toughening up to criticism--or how to cope if you can't
- Connections and networking: more important than you think
- Growing too fast: slow follower growth is GOOD
- The importance of honest people
- Self-publishing and industry respect
This should all take between 90 minutes and two hours, depending on how many questions there are--and please do bring questions! Also, feel free to email me questions ahead of time if you don't see them addressed in the outline and I'll do my best to work them into the material.
Buy tickets here:
I look forward to meeting with you soon!