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Personal Enrichment

Independent Publishing: an Introduction

$20

with Jane Karker

Calendar Dec 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Are you ready to independently publish your book? Given today technology and the opportunities newly opened to self-published books, now is the best time to finish your manuscript and publish your work. This class will guide authors through the steps needed to publish responsibly, effectively and learn to avoid the many pitfalls in the fast-changing world of independent publishing. Independent writers now have a whole new way of producing and marketing their books. Recent innovations in the rapidly changing technology in printing have created a boom in self-publishing. Good books that don’t meet traditional publisher’s criteria can now be affordably printed and marketed by self publishing authors. This workshop will outline some of the publishing options both traditional and nontraditional, including what is offered locally. Students will get a brief introduction into successful book marketing techniques and find out how to get the assistance they need, and about the many types of organizations that work with Maine authors.

Need a minimum of 6 people to run this class. Bring a fellow writer with you! Jane Karker lives in Maine and is the owner and president of Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative. She has helped over 300 authors publish their books. With over 25 years of experience in the publishing and printing industry, Jane will address ways to affordably produce, publish and market books for self-publishing authors.

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