WILL YOU BE A SAVVY, OR SHORTSIGHTED SELF-PUBLISHER?
More and more authors, aspiring and mainstream-published alike, are embracing the benefits they can enjoy through self-publishing. Retaining full creative control, earning significantly higher profits, being able to bring a complete, polished manuscript to market in a matter of weeks instead of months or years, releasing one's work in as many (or as few) formats as desired, and controlling one's own intellectual property rights are just a few of the considerable advantages indie authorship and publishing have to offer. However, there's no single, one-size-fits-all success plan for self-publishers, and there are plenty of costly mistakes to be made along the way. This webinar is about the questions and issues every self-publisher must address if he hopes to avoid these pitfalls, and reach his goals in authorship and publishing as painlessly and efficiently as possible.
Date and time: 4/28/11, 1pm EST (11am PST)
Length and price: 90 minutes, US$79
(Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials for 1 year.)
What you’ll learn:
- How to identify your goals as both an author and publisher, and why this is such a crucial first step
- The 8 most common causes of self-publishing failure, and how to avoid them
- The 8 traits most successful self-publishers have in common, and how to cultivate them
- The 5 crucial author platform skills every self-publisher should strive to master
- Types of books and authors for which the indie path is particularly well-suited, and conversely, types of authors and books for which mainstream publication is still the smarter path
- Where to go to get more help and information
Who should attend?
- Authors and aspiring authors who are considering self-publishing, but want to learn more about it first
- Authors and aspiring authors who have decided to self-publish and want to avoid the "gotchas"
- Authors who've already self-published without much success, but want to try again, armed with the information needed to do better the next time
April L. Hamilton is an author, author services provider, blogger, Technorati BlogCritic, leading advocate and speaker for the indie author movement, and founder and Editor in Chief of Publetariat, the premier online news hub and community for indie authors and small imprints. April is also on the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent Authors. She's been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, MSN Money and The Washington Times, and profiled by ABNA Books and The Writing Cast podcast. Her originally self-published book, The IndieAuthor Guide, has received favorable mention on CNET and recommendations from The Huffington Post and New York Times Magazine; the revised and updated edition, released by Writer's Digest Books, is currently available from booksellers everywhere in both print and ebook formats. April is also the author of novels available in both ebook and POD form.
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