Monday, November 26, 2012

Upcoming Workshops at Author E.M.S.

As many of you know, or might not know for that matter, I'm a co-instructor at Author E.M.S. I don't use my pen name however, but it's me. :) This site is a great site for all authors to bookmark. I'm not saying that just because I work with the amazing and awesome Amy Atwell. AEMS is Amy's baby. It's a site where you can learn to treat your writing like a business. This isn't a place to mention craft as important as it is. :) We discuss all things related to becoming a publisher if you choose to self-publish and how to set up a business period. There are resources for locating freelancers, how to obtain and ISBN, how to register it and the copyright of your book. There are links on promoting your books, on effectively using social media and loads of other information in the library. It could take you hours to browse through it. Good thing there's an awesome search feature. :) It's so important for me to stress that Author E.M.S. isn't a place just for indie authors, but for all authors. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, are an indie author or a New York Times bestseller, we have something for every author. :) There are also other services provided by Author E.M.S., such as Apple formating and uploading service for those who wish to upload directly to the iTunes store. You can also pay a fee to receive month-long access to a searchable reviewer database of over eight hundred reviewers. Then of course, are the workshops we offer. These services won't break the bank. Becoming a member of the site is fre! :) You'll be able to access the library of over one hundred helpful links that will lead you to dozens of sites. Coming up in January, we're hosting our four-week course, Intro To Self-publishing. Here's the info. Course Details Self-publishing provides an amazing opportunity for authors to take control of their own publishing career. It’s also a lot of hard work. This four-week lecture series and discussion group is designed to teach students about the process of self-publishing books digitally and in print. When an author chooses to self-publish a book, it means supervising the production and distribution process. We’ll cover all the basics from the perspective of building a successful, long-runninng business: basics of self-employment models: sole proprietor, LLC, corporation protecting your privacy if you write under a pseudonym registering copyright obtaining ISBNs and when they’re necessary finding and working with freelance editors, formatters and cover artists distributing directly to retailers vs using aggregators or publishing services where and how to sell your book building a basic timeline and budget best practices for building your self-published book is self-publishing really for you? Goals For students to gain a clearer understanding of how to self-publish For students to take ownership of their publishing career path For students to gain perspective on the financial and artistic reasons to choose self-publishing For students to gain knowledge and tools to help them embark on self-publishing their work For students to discover trustworthy resources for further research Specifics Dates: January 6—February 2, 2013 Taught by Amy Atwell and Kelli Finger Cost: $20 payable by PayPal or check The class will take place on a Yahoo loop. Lectures will be posted to the group and in the files section. Registrants will receive an invitation to the group after they’ve completed the registration process (after January 1st). To register and pay with PayPal, please submit payment via PayPal. You’ll then be directed to our class registration page. Safari browser may be incompatible with PayPal. Go go here to register. If you want to find out more about the one-week intensive class we're offering in February where we'll evaluate students Virtual Online Real Estate, VREA, and provide suggestions for improving and streamlining your social media interaction. Go here. And to find out more about our four-week course we're offering in March on creating a book launch plan, go here. See you in class!

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