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A Publisher's Guide to Self-Publishing

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A Publisher's Guide to Self-Publishing
€240.00

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This five-week course is ideal for anyone who has work they would like to get published – memoirs, biographies, novels, short stories, poetry, children’s books, local history, cookbooks, travel guides, and more. 

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Do You Want to Get Published? Why Not Do It Yourself!

This intensive, practical five-week course will enable you to turn your manuscript into a professional, well-designed book – without breaking the bank.

This course is ideal for anyone who has work they would like to see published – memoirs, biographies, novels, short stories, poetry, children’s books, local history, cookbooks, travel guides, and more.

Book online now or call us on 01-8511458 to reserve your place.

The cost for the course is 240.00 but there is a 20.00 discount if booked online in January.

Week One – Planning the Publication

Understanding the realities of the book trade today / Advantages of self-publishing – and the challenges / How to think like a publisher / Deciding on format and price / Preparing a simple budget / Publishing as an ebook

Week Two – Preparing the Manuscript

Writing tips / Importance of an outline / Revise then revise again / Editing content / Copyediting / Proofreading / How to get help / Preparing the prelims, bibliography, index

Week Three – Designing Your Book

Understanding page design / Deciding on the right size / Selecting margins, running heads, folios / Choosing fonts / Using InDesign / Working with photographs and other images / Creating effective cover designs

Week Four – Printing

Printing options / The benefits of digital printing / Preparing camera-ready copy / Working with printers / Choosing the right stock / Checking proofs / How to convert to ebooks

Week Five – Sales and Marketing

Writing press releases / Getting free publicity / Organising a book launch / Sending books for review / Dealing with bookstores / Sales through Amazon and other online retailers

Contact us now for more information.

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Course Duration Five sessions, one night a week
Time and Date 19.00 - 21.00 midweek -- ring 01-8511458 for starting date for next course
Venue The Liffey Press, Second Floor, Raheny Shopping Centre, Raheny, Dublin 5
Class Size Maximum of 8
Tutor David Givens, Publisher at The Liffey Press, who has 30+ years book publishing experience.

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