Self-publishing on a Shoe String Budget Seminar

The seminar will cover the following topics.

Your Cover Design Toolbox by Elaine Canyon

Cover design advice for authors is often vague and focuses on using software rather than how to design covers that sell books. In this class, Elaine Canyon brings her seven years of experience working as a freelance graphic designer to explain the basic design principles that will give you a foundation for moving forward in designing your own book covers or better communicating with your cover designer.

The Wrong and Right Ways to Save Money When Hiring an Editor by Sarah Bailey

Editing is one of the most necessary—and often one of the most expensive—steps on the path from manuscript to published book. In this class, you’ll learn how to save money on editorial services without sacrificing quality.

Planning Your Author Business for Success by Tora Moon

Flying by the seat of your pants works for writing, but it does NOT work for your business!

There are so many things to think about and do for your Indie publishing business. It’s easy to focus on writing and publishing your books and stories, that you forget you have a business. You end up managing your business by putting out the fire burning the hottest. This leads to burnout, frustration, and disappointment. Why not set up your author business for success instead?

You need a plan!

Find out what you need in your author business plan in this workshop with fantasy and nonfiction author, and retired CPA, Tora Moon. You’ll learn:
• What a business plan is
• The four parts of a business plan
• Start creating your production, distribution, and marketing plans

15 Minute Marketing by Julie Coulter Bellon

Have you ever said, “I don’t have time to market my books?” As a busy mother of eight children, Julie Coulter Bellon was trying to balance family, writing, and getting her books in front of the right audience. Some days it seemed impossible until she developed a system of marketing that harnesses the power of just fifteen minutes. Through proven patterns that have increased her visibility and sales, Julie will teach you her system of fifteen minute marketing techniques and tools that any author—from beginner to advanced—can add to their marketing toolbox.

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