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“Introduction to Self Publishing” with P.J. Hoover

April 15, 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

$59.00 – $119.00

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$59 for Members
$119 for Non-Members

Can’t make it to the live class? No problem! All classes are recorded and made available to class registrants for one month.

If you’ve ever thought about self publishing a book but have no idea where to start, this class is for you.

Dipping your toes into self publishing can seem overwhelming, and yes, there is a lot to learn, but this class is here to help you understand what you need to know to get your book out there.

This introductory class will cover the following topics and much more:

  • The difference between traditional and self publishing
  • The benefits of self publishing versus traditionally publishing
  • Where to self publish books
  • Where to get cover art and interior art
  • Formatting your book and finding the right software
  • How to request rights back for a traditionally published book
  • How and when to copyright a book
  • Audiobooks
  • Pricing a book and understanding how much author’s make

TAKE THIS CLASS IF: 

  • You’re curious about self publishing and what is required of authors.
  • You’re not sure if self publishing is for you but you want to learn more.
  • You have previously published traditional books that you would like to relaunch.
  • The idea of self publishing is overwhelming.
  • You love the idea of controlling your publishing future.

The deadline to register for this class is Friday, April 14 at 5:00 PM CT.

And if you’re ready to go beyond the basics, check out “Mastering Self Publishing” with Deanna Roy on Saturday, May 13.

Instructor

P. J. (Tricia) Hoover wanted to be a Jedi, but when that didn't work out, she became an electrical engineer instead. After a fifteen year bout designing computer chips for a living, P. J. started creating worlds of her own. She's the award-winning author of The Hidden Code, a Da Vinci Code-style young adult adventure with a kick-butt heroine, and Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, featuring a fourteen-year-old King Tut who's stuck in middle school. When not writing, P. J. spends time practicing kung fu, fixing things around the house, and solving Rubik's cubes. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website www.pjhoover.com.

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Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one month after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE. 

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Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.

Details

Date:
April 15, 2023
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Cost:
$59.00 – $119.00
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Venue

Online via Zoom