Writing Workshop with Dr Jay Ludowyke - Hervey Bay Library

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Hervey Bay Library

161 Old Maryborough Road

Hervey Bay, QLD 4650

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Writing Workshop with Dr Jay Ludowyke: Self-publishing eBooks

The last few years have seen an explosion in authors earning royalties by self-publishing their books online, with successful self-published authors often appearing on bestseller lists. In an industry where competition for traditional publishing contracts remains fierce, digital self-publishing is quick and easy and is becoming increasingly popular because it gives authors more control over their work and higher royalty rates.

This one-day workshop teaches you, step-by-step, how to self-publish an eBook. You will learn how to create an eBook directly from a Word document, how to uploadit to major eBook retailers (e.g. Amazon and Apple), and how to use their publishing platforms and other distribution channels. You will also learn how to use eBook publishing software like Kindle Create (PC and Mac) and Vellum (Mac only). You will learn about eBook cover design principles, how to find cover designers and editors while on a budget, eBook pricing strategies and income, and how to marketand advertise your eBook (e.g. on Facebook and Amazon).

This is a hands-on workshop with activities that are completed online. Bring a laptop if you have one and connect it to the library’s wifi and install the Kindle Create software (free, provided during the workshop via USB). The library has a limited number of laptops available for use. You will also create a Kindle Direct Publishing account (free) on Amazon. If you have a manuscript, or a partially completed one, you are encouraged to bring it with you to use during the workshop.

Where: Hervey Bay Library
Date: Saturday 19 October
Time: 9:30am -3pm

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Contact: 4197 4220

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