Self-publishing—or, if you prefer, indie publishing—is a viable way for a writer to get her books out into the world, allowing her to build a career and even make a few bucks along the way.
Expectations in the indie world are a lot different than in traditional publishing, but the turnaround is super-fast, nothing ever goes out of print (unless you choose to unpublish it), you can fix stuff in your book *after* you publish it, and the royalties are much, much better.
This class, geared toward fiction writers (especially genre writers), memoirists, and nonfiction writers, will introduce you the zany world of self-publishing. We’ll talk about publishing options in the indie world, how to put your books out as ebooks and paperbacks, ways to build a newsletter and an audience, how to keep self-publishing costs down while doing quality work, best practices for success, and much more.
Self-publishing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes time to build a following, and some of the money you earn will have to go back to your website, advertising, various monthly costs, book covers, etc. You'll need to build up capital and spend it wisely. We'll go into that as well.
If you want to build a career where you call the shots, and you have some books that are ready to make that leap into the world, then this class is your invitation to the dark side. There are definitely cookies.