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Successful Self Publishing- Patricia Marshall
March 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point
“Six Steps to successful Self Publishing”
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10.00 visitors
Whether you are undertaking all the publishing tasks yourself or engaging professional help, this talk will increase your understanding of the book-making process, from formatting book pages and creating an engaging cover to obtaining and ISBN, registering with Library of Congress, and getting your book on the market. By the end of this presentation, attendees will a clear idea of how to take control of the publishing process. From editing to meta-data, there are decisions and options, and choosing the right path will help you launch a successful book. The session will provide the tools to find, evaluate and engage professional help, if needed, and will include a list of resources to help on the path to exceptional and affordable self-publishing.
Mastering Metadata – How to Create Effective Metadata to Enhance Your Book Marketing Power.
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $25.00 for members, $30.00 for guests ($35 for whole day)
In this session, we’ll have a hands-on experience in creating, evaluating and using metadata to assist your book sales. It’s really not a scary process: We’ll start with a look at the basic elements and work our way through the subtitles of key words, book description and more.
We’ll take an in-depth look at how to create back cover text, and participants are encouraged to submit book descriptions, back cover text, or key words in advance to evaluate in class, time permitting.
This will be a fun, lively session, and you’ll leave with a much better understanding of this vital part of book marketing strategy.
About The Speaker: Patricia Marshal is the owner of Luminare Press has helped hundreds of authors successfully navigate self-publishing. She has a thorough knowledge of the bookmaking process and enjoys sharing her knowledge, enthusiasm, and love of publishing with authors across the country.Patricia has a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Baltimore, and a certificate in Digital Journalism from Media Bistro in New York. She is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild and the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, and is active in civic events.