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Self-publishing is not what it used to be. New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, self-publishing has become a valid option for many writers. In fact, it has never been easier to publish your work, as long as you go into the process prepared. Join us, wherever you are on your writing journey, and learn how to successfully navigate the world of self-publishing.

An Introduction to Self-Publishing

Presented by Mark Kinnaird, PSPL staff and local author
March 15 @ 6:30pm
Is self-publishing right for you? This session will introduce you to self-publishing and include a discussion of its benefits in comparison to more traditional publishing. Learn what your options are, and get an overview of the process with a self-pub checklist.

Self-Published - An Introduction - 3-15-16

Editing Your Manuscript / Paper vs. Ebook

Presented by Norm Snider, local author
May 17 @ 6:30pm
One of the most necessary, yet often underutilized, steps in self-publishing is editing. Learn the importance of the editorial process and what it means to the success of your book.
How do you plan to distribute your book? This session will also address your format options, namely traditional hardcover/paperback printing vs. digital and the benefits of each.Self-Published - Editing Your Manuscript  Paper vs Ebook - 5-17-16

Digital Formatting

Presented by Norm Snider, local author
July 19 @ 6:30pm
If you choose to publish your work as an ebook, special formatting is required. Learn how to take your writing from a basic word processor document to an electronic book formatted and ready to be distributed to readers all over the world. If you own a tablet or an ereader, please feel free to bring it along for this session.

Self-Published - Digital Formatting - 7-19-16

Marketing Your Book

Presented by Norm Snider, local author
September 20 @ 6:30pm
Marketing is key in the world of self-publishing! Learn how to connect with your book’s target audience and gain readers through book reviews and online marketing tools such as blogs and social media.

Self-Published - Marketing Your Book - 9-20-16

Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal

Presented by Chris Helvey, Editor and Publisher of Trajectory Journal
November 15 @ 6:30pm
Publication in a literary journal can be a great next step for a self-published writer.  Explore the different types, including online journals, and learn how/where to submit your work.  As a journal editor, Helvey will share insider information including “5 Keys to Success” as well as “5 Sure Ways to Get Rejected”.
Self-Published - Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal - 11-15-16

All sessions of the “Self-Published” series are free to the public and will take place in the Library Community Room. Patrons may attend any or all sessions. No registration is required for this series.

For more information, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.