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Tips and Tools for Self-Publishing and Small Presses
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Tips and Tools for Self-Publishing and Small Presses

with Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux

Editors BC’s April workshop will cover a range of options and activities available for self-publishing authors and indie presses, from production, printing, and distribution to e-book and audiobook production to publicity, advertising, and sales.

In this five-hour workshop, participants will run through the entire book-publishing process from the perspective of a small publisher or self-publishing author. Lecture blocks will be broken up by Q & A sessions and group discussions. At the end of the workshop, participants will

  • know what resources are available for short-run printing, print on demand (POD), and e-book conversion, and the pros and cons and costs of each
  • know what distribution channels are available for self-publishing authors and small presses, and the pros and cons and costs of each
  • understand the process of getting reviews, know the merits (and risks) of working with a publicist, and understand the basics of running a publicity campaign
  • know what low-cost advertising options are available and how to evaluate their usefulness

Workshop Outline

  • Printing: digital, offset, and POD
  • Understanding e-books: formats and platforms
  • Distribution: the toughest nut for small publishers to crack
  • Getting sales: publicity and advertising
  • From tiny to small: how to become a “real” publisher

Freelance and in-house editors who work with small presses and self-publishing authors will find that this workshop adds value to the services they provide their clients.

Participants will find a wireless-connected laptop useful for this session.

Lunch is not provided in the workshop cost.

Eve Rickert is founder and senior writer/editor for Talk Science to Me Communications Inc. and managing editor for Thorntree Press. She is an Editors Canada Certified Professional Editor and has been involved in editing and production for print since 2002.

Franklin Veaux is senior designer and prepress specialist for Talk Science to Me Communications Inc. and design director for Thorntree Press. He has provided professional prepress and, later, design services since 1992 for large clients all over the world.

 Details
Date & Time: Apr 09, 2016 11:00 AM to
Apr 09, 2016 05:00 PM
[America/Vancouver UTC -8]

 

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Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Room 1430
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver B.C.
Canada
 

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Registration Closes: Apr 07, 2016 11:59 PM

Event Coordinator:

EAC-BC Branch Coordinator
bccoordinator@editors.ca
 Registration Fees
Member Price
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Early Bird and Regular Registration  
  
$140.00
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Non-member Price
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Spaces
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Early Bird and Regular Registration  
  
$200.00
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