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Self-Publishing Series: What You Need to Know Before You DIY

Sessions on prepping your book for publication, mastering the print-on-demand platforms, and publicity. Full details coming soon! Take any of the individual 2-hour sessions or all three. 

Session One: Preparing Your Book

Prepping your book for self-publishing may seem daunting, but these surefire steps will help you nail the process. In this two-hour session (with tutorials), we’ll talk about the importance of book editing and how to navigate the workflow, book cover resources, do’s and don'ts, interior formatting tips and tricks, file output and upload requirements, and how to set up your ISBN numbers properly. 

Session Two: Mastering the Platform


Session Three: Publicity 101

One of the greatest mistakes authors make is not considering how they will spread the word about their book after they are finished writing it. With more than 3 million books being published each year in the US alone, make sure that your book stands out and gets noticed by readers. Learn what’s involved in making a plan. Lesson one - the earlier the better.

  • Instructors: Jen Chesak, Josh Floyd, Julie Schoerke and Kendall Hinote
  • Length of series: 3 weeks
  • Date: Saturdays, September 23, 30, and October 7  
  • Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Cost: coming soon
  • Location: Refinery Nashville