The publishing industry is changing … quickly. From the exploding popularity of e-readers to the mass closings of bookstores, it can be daunting to try and keep up. If you’re ready to take the future of your book into your own hands but don’t know where to start with self-publishing, we are here to help. WriteByNight is teaming up with TLC Graphics & Narrow Gate Books to offer a three-part series on all things self-publishing. From the starting steps all the way to design and marketing, these seminars will give you the know-how to make your book stand out.
Self-Publishing For Profit will teach you to lay the foundation needed to produce and publish a book that will drive readers to your product or service. Learn how to become the go-to expert in your field through self-publishing as we explore some of the methods other entrepreneurs have used to grow their business through their books.
As much as we don’t want to admit it, we often make snap judgments about a book based on its cover. Make your book attract positive attention by learning what constitutes a good design, in Book Design That Gets Buzz. Through easy-to-understand tips and examples, you’ll learn proven methods of making your book’s cover and interior look professional and attractive. Whether you want to design your book for yourself or find a qualified professional, you will leave this seminar with a strong sense of the right steps to take.
The third seminar is How’d They Do It?: Publishers Share Profitable Pointers, during which you’ll learn the secrets to self-publishing success–like how a first-time fiction writer sold more than 5,000 books in four months, and how the redesigning of a book bumped a small publisher’s sales by 97%. Three accomplished self-published authors will share what they did to create a market demand for their books, and how you can do the same.
TLC Graphics & Narrow Gate Books are the full-package small publishing solution. They guide manuscripts from beginning to end, and in post-production assist in marketing, PR, fulfillment and distribution. TLC Graphics & Narrow Gate Books has helped dozens of authors produce a professional product that catches readers’ attention. We’re very excited to have them share with us their expertise on all things self-publishing.
All the discussions will be held right here at WriteByNight. Click here to register.
Self-Publishing for Profit – October 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
Book Design That Gets Buzz – October 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
How’d They Do It?: Publishers Share Profitable Pointers – November 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
Katie’s work has been featured in Austin Lifestyle Magazine, Redbook Magazine, Thrillist.com, and Homerun.com. She is also excited to be contributing to the new Austin publication BE Mag, launching its first issue this November. Prior to moving to Austin, Katie worked as an associate producer for an NBC affiliate in South Florida.