The Pros & Cons of Independent (Self) Publishing

Oct 27 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Columbus Public Library, 223 W. James Street, Columbus WI

Please join me for this online course via Zoom brought to you by the Columbus Public Library! The library will have a registration form available via the Facebook event. Once you register you'll be on the list to receive the packet and log-in information for the course a day or two in advance! (NOTE: This is the first of two options for dates/times for this event. I will present the same material on Friday, October 30 from 9:30 am - noon.) 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this comprehensive overview of self or independent publishing, independently-published author Valerie Biel will discuss why you might want to self-publish (based on your goals) along with an honest look at the pros and cons. She’ll also cover how to best assess what you’re capable of learning/doing on your own and when you’ll want to hire a professional to assist you. Then she’ll dive into the details of the lingo of the publishing world, business basics you need to consider, book readiness and formatting, categories and keywords, plus options for both print, e-book, and audio distribution. There’ll be time to ask questions!