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Fall 2016 Webinar

Self-Publishing 101 for Editors

Date Friday, October 21;
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time;
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Cost $70 for enrollments paid on or before October 14;
$80 after October 14
Class Limit 25
Instructor Patricia Heinicke Jr.

Because more authors today are deciding to go independent, freelance editors now have a greater opportunity to work on self-published projects. What is self-publishing, and how is it different from traditional publishing? How can an editor assist an author in the process? Is self-publishing right for your client?

This webinar will cover some of the basics, including the following:

  • Potential risks and benefits of self-publishing
  • Steps and options in the process
  • How to evaluate self-publishing service providers
  • Numbers, numbers, numbers: ISBN, CIP, LoC ...
  • Working with other vendors (for interior and cover design, photography, conversion, etc.)
  • The decision: print and/or e-book?
  • Marketing

We’ll explore these topics and more, with time for questions and answers.

This webinar is presented via ReadyTalk, with access via either an Internet or a telephone dial-in connection. Please plan to use a computer with a comfortably large screen for reading informational slides. Audio is accessed through your computer microphone and speakers or a headset.

Patricia Heinicke Jr. has worked as a publishing professional for over 20 years, first in acquisitions at Westview Press and then as a freelance copyeditor, developmental editor, writing coach, and book shepherd. Her projects include scholarly books and articles, biomedical abstracts and posters, and self-published memoirs. She has taught courses and workshops on copyediting, grammar, and other topics at UC Berkeley Extension and Media Alliance and for corporate clients in the Bay Area and beyond.

Ms. Heinicke has guided several authors through the self-publishing process, using a variety of tools to produce both print and e-books through CreateSpace, KDP, iBooks, Kindle, and Nook. She is a founding member of IndigiPress, a blogspot and small press that will be launching this fall. One of its services will be assistance in self-publishing for indigenous authors and communities.

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