Registration OPEN for January Members’ Workshop!by admin Conference News. Posted on January 7, 2014.
Fulfill your dream of making a living as a writer!
Want to learn the ins and outs of making it on your own in the wild world of publishing? Want to see if and how self-publishing could be right for you, and lead to your dream of being a full-time writer? Learn from the wisdom of a highly-successful local in our January Member Workshop: The Professional Self-Publisher! Join us on Saturday, January 25 for a special workshop that just might change your life.
This workshop is designed to teach the attendees the business of self-publishing. It will cover the genres that do the best in self-publishing, the essential elements that go into presenting a professional product, and the most strategic ways to upload your books to the various distribution sites. We’ll touch on effective pricing, how to successfully launch a new book, understanding Amazon’s algorithms and knowing how to use them to your advantage, as well as the various strategies and paid promotions that deliver the strongest results. There will be a companion handbook with additional information that won’t be covered in the workshop, including an amazon rank to sales chart, (so you can figure out how much a book or author is actually earning) as well as a list of professional and reasonably priced cover artists, editors and formatter.
The workshop will be from 9 to noon at Wenatchee Valley College, in Wenatchi Hall Room 2106 (Arniel Lecture Hall). The workshop is open to all Write On The River Members for only $15 (click here to become a Member!). This is sure to be the best $15 you spend all year.
Our presenter, Theresa Monsey, is superbly and dramatically qualified to lead you to self-publishing success. Here is her impressive bio:
In September of 2011, under the pen name Trish McCallan, I self-published a high-octane romantic thriller titled Forged in Fire. Over the next year Fire sold 43,621 copies, earning $88,732. It remained on the Kindle Store’s romantic suspense best sellers list for twelve months, and was ranked the number one romantic suspense according to customer review for over six months. It was also voted the best romantic suspense by the Kindle Review readers for five months in a row.
Within three months of self-publishing Fire I was able to quit my day job to write full time. After multiple offers, I ultimately sold the title, along with three additional books, to Montlake Romance, which is Amazon Publishing’s romance imprint. In September of 2012, one year after self-publishing it, I unpublished Forged in Fire, so Montlake Romance could publish their edition.
Since I intend to self-publish select titles in the future, I’ve remained entrenched in the self-publishing community and have been tracking the newest and strongest self-publishing and marketing strategies.