LIVE Course: Self-Publishing De-Mystified

Course – Traditional Publishing DemystifiedSelf-publishing a book is easier than ever, but it can also be overwhelming. The publishing industry is loaded with choices and conflicting advice, and many new authors make mistakes they later regret. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be so complicated!

In this comprehensive course, we’ll cover everything you need to self-publish your book, whether by forming your own publishing company or by working with a hybrid publisher. You’ll learn the exact steps you need to take to bring your book to market in the most professional way possible.

You will learn:

  • The pros and cons of self-publishing
  • All about hybrid and vanity publishing, which firms to choose and which to avoid
  • How to establish your own publishing company (optional)
  • Financial, legal and tax planning considerations
  • What industry-standard identifiers you need to acquire and when and why you need them (ISBN, barcode, LOCC, BISAC codes)
  • The items you need to include in your manuscript (like a copyright page, attributions, disclaimers)
  • How to obtain testimonials from well-known authors
  • All the elements of book production and the essentials you need to know about each
  • Printing options and how to select a printer
  • How to work with book distributors and get your books placed on store shelves
  • Non-bookstore distribution to gift shops, schools, corporations, etc.
  • Hiring strategies for finding the contractors you need
  • The basic steps for preparing your book launch

Handouts Included

We’ve compiled several handouts for all participants, which you can download immediately as soon as you register for the course.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Ultimate Self-Publishing Checklist
  • Template: Bookstore consignment agreement
  • Template: Bulk book sales pricing document
  • Checklist: Items to include with manuscript
  • Template: Letter to obtain right to publish
  • Manuscript writing checklist
  • Manuscript formatting guidelines
  • Template: Product order form
  • Sample copyright page
  • Sample request for endorsement
  • Report: Which self-publishing firm should I choose?
  • Recording: Professional book distributor Amy Collins covers how to get your books placed in bookstores, schools, specialty stores and more – from the 2015 Nonfiction Writers Conference

(We think the handouts are worth the price of admission alone!)

About Your Instructor

Stephanie Chandler is founder and CEO of the Nonfiction Authors Association and Nonfiction Writers Conference. She’s also an award-winning author of nine books—both traditionally published and self-published. She’s also a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences and events and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Wired, Inc. and Forbes.

Course Dates and Time

3-Week LIVE Course, held on Wednesdays, 60 Minutes each
September 13, 27 and October 4, 2017
11am PST / 2pm EST

Self-Publishing De-Mystified is delivered in three webinar sessions, including time for participant Q&A. With webinar access, you can participate from your computer or mobile device or opt to utilize the audio version only.

Not available to attend the live course? The replay and recording will be available immediately following the event!

Early Registration Bonus

Register before August 4th and receive a big bonus: Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits. This includes eight of our most popular event recordings:

  • Pat Flynn – Passive Income for Authors – NFWC 2016
  • Helen Sedwick – Protecting Your Rights and Your Wallet: Copyright, Trademarks and Other Legal Details for Authors – NFWC 2016
  • Cathey Armillas – How to Pitch, Prepare and Deliver a Killer TED Talk – NFWC 2015
  • Dana Lynn Smith – How to Launch and Market Your Book – NFWC 2015
  • Linda Hollander – How to Attract Lucrative Corporate Sponsorships – NFWC 2014
  • Jason Van Orden – Leverage Video and Podcasting to Build Your Audience – NFWC 2014
  • Chris Garrett – Blogging for Authors – NFWC 2013
  • Sandra Beckwith – DIY PR – NFWC 2013

You will receive the above downloadable recordings immediately upon registration.

Course rate is $149 OR Register for BOTH Publishing Courses for just $249

(Authority members of the Nonfiction Authors Association receive a discount and  VIP members can attend for free–but you must register. Visit your member home page for more details.)

Also see our companion course:
Traditional Publishing De-Mystified

Not yet a member of the Nonfiction Authors Association? Not to worry—you can join now and bundle your membership with the courses at the discounted member rate!

 Traditional Publishing Course SELF-Publishing Course BOTH Courses Authority Membership + Both Courses VIP Membership + Both Courses
 3-Week LIVE course beginning 8/23, handouts available for immediate download upon registration  3-Week LIVE course beginning 9/13, handouts available for immediate download upon registration Includes BOTH live courses and all handouts.  Authority membership ($190 value)
+ both courses. See membership details below.
 VIP membership ($490 value)
+ both courses. See membership details below.
 $149 $149 $249  $356 $490

About the Nonfiction Authors Association

Nonfiction Authors AssociationThe Nonfiction Authors Association is a vibrant and content-rich educational community for experienced and aspiring writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about writing, publishing, promoting and monetizing nonfiction books. With over 14,000 members around the globe, NFAA helps writers de-mystify the publishing industry, sell more books and generate profits.

Authority Membership Benefits:

  • Weekly educational teleseminars and past event recordings *POPULAR*
  • Exclusive content added weekly (Templates, Checklists, Worksheets)
  • Access to our active members-only forum on LinkedIn
  • Marketing “Homework” (quick tips) sent via email each week
  • Complimentary admission to any NFAA local chapter meeting across the US and Canada
  • Members randomly chosen for feature interview on the NFAA blog
  • Discounts with NFAA partners: Office Depot, PR Newswire, ProfNet and Gebbie Press
  • Discounted registration for the Nonfiction Book Awards, Nonfiction Writers Conference, online courses and our exclusive Author Toolkits

VIP Member Benefits

VIP membership is an “all-you-can-eat” plan with FREE access to our premium content including Platinum access to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (May 3-5, 2017) with all recordings and transcripts, free access to the Ultimate Author Marketing Course, Ultimate Author Toolkits and the Nonfiction Writers Conference Greatest Hits. Total added value: $1,424!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If for any reason you aren’t satisfied with the course, notify us before the end of the first course day and we’ll issue you a FULL REFUND.

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