Want to publish a book in 2023? Find out how from an Amazon best-selling author. A self publishing blueprint & how to get a publishing deal
Written a book and don’t know what to do next?
This one day workshop will help you decide if self-publishing is right for you, take you through the pros and cons of the various publishing options, and give you the practical knowledge to get started in indie publishing, or pursue more traditional deals. We will also talk about the most common mistakes that authors make and how to give yourself the best chance at having a successful launch.
The advent of digital publishing, means that anyone can now publish a book, but doing it professionally is key. But most books that get published on Amazon, never sell more than just a few copies. Even if you want to get a traditional deal, publishers expect you to do some marketing yourself.
If you want to be a published author of fiction or non-fiction, and you’re not sure where to start, then this one day course will give you the basic knowledge to take the first steps – and more. Whether you want to launch a non-fiction book to further your existing career, or are looking to launch a fiction writing career, this workshop will set you on the right path.
What we’ll cover:
- What publishing option is right for you? Self-publishing, digital first publishing, traditional publishing? And do you need an agent?
- How do you self-publish and where?
- Does it cost to self-publish? How much money will I make?
- Building your platform
- How do you make sure your books sell?
- How to get Amazon to market and sell your books for you.
- The 10 things that everyone needs to know about self publishing
- What are the pros and cons of working with a publisher and an agent and how do you get one?
You’ll go away with a practical checklist to help launch your book successfully as well as a list of further learning resources to help you take your author career forward.
This workshop won’t tell you how to write your book, its aim is to show you how you get your finished manuscript into the hands of the right readers.
The cost of the workshop includes a light lunch and cold drinks.
The workshop will be led by Gwyn Garfield-Bennett. Gwyn is a Jersey writer who has indie published 13 novels, and just signed a 12 book publishing deal. Her first novel reached the Amazon Top 20 best seller list. She also has diplomas in digital marketing and PR. Gwyn writes crime fiction as Gwyn GB as well as women’s fiction under her own name. She has spent most of her career as a journalist in both UK national TV and in Jersey TV and print.
Gwyn has spoken on self-publishing at major writing festivals and has often been asked to hold a practical workshop in Jersey. Due to her writing commitments this will be a one-off workshop in 2023 and numbers will be strictly limited to enable participants to get the most out of the session.
Guest appearance with USA Today bestselling novelist, Deborah Carr, who is also a Jersey writer. Deborah publishes historical fiction with Harper Collins, romance with Boldwood Books, and has also self published some of her novels. Deborah will share her experiences of working with an agent and traditional publisher and give her tips for success.