WhereVenue: Rainbow Lake Pavilion, Norris Center
Address: Mukwonago, WI, USA
Special Instructions: Please contact Cathe Swanson at: [email protected] for directions and more information
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In this combination Q&A and instructional workshop, author Chautona Havig will share her processes from book idea conception through post-publication.
- Confused about cover design?
- Where to find a good editor?
- When to start marketing?
- How to format for Kindle and other eBook publishing platforms?
In this workshop, Chautona will help de-mystify the process and show how, with a little hard work and a lot of careful attention to detail, you can write, publish, and promote a quality book posed to sell.
Chautona Is Passionate about Helping Other Authors!
Too often authors make avoidable mistakes, the same ones Chautona made in her early publishing career. Learn what to do, what not to do, and how to decide just what you need to do to set your book apart from the thousands of books published every day!
Authors also tend to find the publication process difficult or intimidating. It doesn’t have to be, and Chautona will help you learn just how rewarding it is to take your project from nebulous idea to touching the hearts of your readers.
Have specific questions you would like addressed? Send Chautona an email at [email protected] and she’ll be sure to add them to the list.
Bring your fully-charged laptops and all your publishing and marketing questions!
Session 1: Publishing (10:00)
This session will cover basics from conception to the final “submit” button.
Chautona will cover such topics as:
* Your “book proposal” (yes, even indie authors need one!)
* Cover design
* Deciding on publication date & pre-orders
* Finding an editor who works for YOU
* Converting for your Advance Reader team
* Formatting for ebooks * Print
* Uploading !!!
Session 2: Marketing (11:00)
This session will cover how to use inexpensive but effectual marketing practices that even the most introverted sales-aversive people can manage. From advertising to social media, she’ll help you learn how to create a plan you are comfortable with and will succeed.
Chautona will also show how she uses social media such as:
* Facebook pages
* Facebook groups (hers and others’)
Session 3: Q & A Session & Lunch
Attendees will be encouraged to write questions down during the workshops and submit them at the end. Then at noon, we’ll break for lunch and while you enjoy a hearty meal, Chautona will answer your publishing and marketing questions and share her publishing plans over the next couple of years. Perhaps you’ll get new ideas, too!
Chautona Havig, speaker and author of more than fifty books, including the bestselling Aggie’s Inheritance and Past Forward series, lives in California. She writes the stories of fictional people who have real problems, weaknesses, and triumphs. Through their stories, she tries to share the Hope that is within her.