Workshops

Self-Publishing, November 10-14, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

An opportunity to learn about all aspects of self-publishing from completing your manuscript to decisions about design and layout through to publication and the final print-ready files. There will be a series of presentations with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion and with time to look at your own project in detail. If you have written a book or you are in the process of writing one, you will find this workshop very useful.

Topics to be covered:

  1. What kind of book? Thinking about the reader and marketing.
  2. Editing and why it matters.
  3. Preparing the manuscript and thinking about the niche,
  4. Design, layout and print-ready files,
  5. Printing, publication and ISBNs,
  6. Distribution through Amazon, online sales, and bookshops,
  7. eBooks,
  8.  More on marketing.
Cost, including accommodation £300.

Walking, writing and publishing, January 12-16, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will cover much of the same ground as the workshop on self-publishing (above) and is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of self-publishing, but with a particular focus on the intersection between creativity/the writing of drafts and awareness of the potential readership. There will be time for private thought in a beautiful rural setting between a series of presentations, with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. If you have written a book or you are in the process of writing one, you will find this an informative and stimulating workshop.

Topics to be covered:

  1. First draft? Second draft? At what point should one focus on the niche?
  2. Editing and why it matters,
  3. Title, subtitles and keywords,
  4. Design, layout and print-ready files,
  5. Printing, publication and ISBNs,
  6. Distribution through Amazon, online sales, and bookshops,
  7. eBooks,
  8. Spreading the word.
Cost, including accommodation £300.

 

Niche non-fiction and self-publishing, February 2-6, 2023

 

 

 

 

This workshop will give writers working within the general category ‘niche non-fiction’ the necessary skills to consider how best to make their work available to their particular readership in a professional manner. The workshop will cover all aspects of self-publishing as with our other workshops, but the focus will be on the advantages conveyed by a niche market and how best to exploit it. There will be plenty of time for private thought in a beautiful rural setting between a series of presentations, with much opportunity for questions and discussion on your particular project. If you have written a book on any niche subject or you are in the process of writing one, you will find this an informative and useful workshop.

Topics to be covered:

  1. What is your niche readership and how far does it extend?
  2. Editing and why it matters,
  3. What level of focus: title, subtitles and keywords,
  4. Design, layout and print-ready files,
  5. Printing, publication and ISBNs,
  6. Distribution through Amazon, online sales, and bookshops,
  7. eBooks,
  8. Spreading the word.
Cost, including accommodation £300.