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
- Additional Information
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.