You Want to Self-Publish, Now What? (Writing Workshop)

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We live in a time where writers have many publishing options. Gone are the days when the only feasible way to get your book into the hands of readers was to get it published through a traditional publisher. Now, with the rise of digital platforms, ebooks, and print on demand, those who are interested in self-publishing have many options. This class, taught by Kerrie Flanagan, is geared toward those who are leaning toward self publishing or those who have have already decided on this path but aren’t sure the next steps to take. This class provides 17 steps to successful self-publishing and will explore the process of self-publishing, the different print on demand and ebook options, marketing tips, financial aspects, resources available, and pitfalls to avoid. You will leave with the knowledge needed to move forward with self-publishing.

Kerrie Flanagan is an author, writing consultant, presenter, and freelance writer with over 20 years’ experience in the publishing industry. She’s the author of The Writer’s Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing and creator of the Magazine Writing Blueprint. In addition, she has published twelve other books, including three series with a co-author, under the pen names C.K. Wiles and C.G. Harris, under their label Hot Chocolate Press, LLC . Her articles and essays have appeared in publications and anthologies including Writer’s Digest, Alaska Magazine, The Writer, FamilyFun, and six Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She was the founder of Northern Colorado Writers and led the group for ten years, along with organizing the annual writing conference and retreat. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of authors through classes and individual consultations. Her background in teaching and enjoyment of helping writers has led her to present at writing conferences across the country and teach continuing studies classes through Stanford University.

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