Self-Publishing: Are You Ready for This?

with Kris Tualla Workshop Type: 1-Day, All Levels, Draft manuscript must be completed, Fall, In-Person, Listed, Publishing
Length: 1-Day
Genre: Publishing
Type: In-Person
Skill Level: This workshop is suitable for writers of all skill levels.
Location: Piper Writers House, ASU Tempe Campus» View Map
Date: Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm

In this class we will discuss the different paths for publishing your work (any genre), and delve into the two major areas self-publishers need to be aware of: creating a quality product, and basic self-promotion. In addition, we will critique the first five pages of any students who feel they are ready for feedback.

Part One – The 4.5 Paths to Publishing (what each one entails)

There are 4 legitimate ways to publish – plus one illegitimate, career-killing path. We will examine all options, what they require of the author, and what the author can expect in return.

Part Two – Creating a Quality Product (print & e-book)

We will walk through the process of formatting a book for print, eBook, and creating a cover.

Part Three – Branding & Promotion (an overview)

We will discuss basic publicity/promotion for books, including creating a brand statement for each student.

Part Four – Have You Got It? (peer-critiquing the students’ first 5 pages)

One of the most common mistakes made by self-publishing authors lies in writing that does not meet today’s styles and standards. In this period, we will evaluate each other’s manuscripts based on what is accepted in today’s market.


Pre-Workshop Requirements:

Students should have a completed manuscript for this workshop. A rough draft is acceptable.

This workshop involves the peer-critiquing of work.

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Kris Tualla photoAbout Kris Tualla

Kris Tualla, a dynamic award-winning and internationally published author of historical romance and suspense, writes with a fast-paced and succinct style. Her plots are full of twists, passion, and very satisfying outcomes! Kris started in 2006 with nothing but a nugget of a character in mind, and has created a dynasty with The Hansen Series and its spin-off, The Discreet Gentleman Series. Norway is the new Scotland! Kris is an active member of Romance Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, and Sisters in Crime. She is an enthusiastic speaker and teacher, and created Arizona Dreamin' - Arizona's first romance-reader event: ArizonaDreaminEvent.com and it's author-focused companion: BuildintheDream.com

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