In William Shakespeare’s day, there was only one way to publish a book or play. You wrote it all out by hand, one copy at a time.
Now because of the digital revolution in printing technology, there are hundreds of ways to publish, market and sell a book. Some of them are good, some are bad, and some are downright ugly.
Based on her 30 years of experience as a professional writer and publishing professional, Sonja will explain the principle paths to publishing a book. She will also provide ample guidance about how to choose the best way for individual authors to publish and sell books whether it’s a memoir, poetry, family history or a first novel. She’ll also teach you how to avoid the manyfinancial and legal pitfalls (and there are many) in the current publishing jungle.
This course includes: a brief history of book publishing, how to self-edit like a professional (complete with exercises to take home), the best ways to judge a book by its cover, the elements of good book design, how and where to sell your books, how to create a publication budget, and guidance on how to market your creation.
If you’ve ever thought about publishing a book but have been daunted by the many choices you find online, this course will provide the clarity and guidance you need.
SONJA HAKALA has been a writer and publishing specialist since 1987. Her work has appeared in newspapers and magazines, and she is the author of several books, including novels and non-fiction. Two of her books are on contemporary book publishing. After working as a marketing manager for a Vermont book publisher, Sonja began working with authors around the worldto produce and independently publish their own work. She writes and publishes a new story each week on her blog, www.SonjaHakala.com.