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WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 1ST - SUNDAY 3RD FEB 2019

SELF PUBLISHING WORKSHOP

PRESENTED BY YOUCAXTON PUBLISHING

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Saturday 2nd Feb 2019

11am - 1pm, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Free Entry

 

 

An opportunity to learn about all aspects of self-publishing from completing your manuscript to decisions about design and layout through to the final print-ready files and publication. YouCaxton are the West Midlands' leading publishing-services company. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions

 

11.00 Welcome and introduction to self-publishing, Bob Fowke, Managing Editor YouCaxton.

Relationship between print technologies, publishing and self-publishing historically; the new print-on-demand and digital technologies and how they are affecting publishing today.

 

11.25 Preparing the manuscript and thinking about the niche.

*Thinking about the readership, what is a niche?

*How will readers find out about the book?

*What title and subtitle?

*Types of editing: structural, copy-editing, proof-reading.

*Use of Word: 'track changes', indexes, endnotes etc.

*Design and layout, PDF proofs and upload  to printers.

*Book covers, ISBNs, back-cover blurb.

*Publicity.

 

12.00 Interview with printer, Steve Edwards

*Print-on-demand and digital printing.

*Production costs and design, pagination, types of paper, colour etc.

*What can go wrong.

*Pricing.

*Distribution.

*EBooks.

 

12.20 break

 

12.30 Case studies: interview with local historians and authors Nick Moss and David Taylor.

 

 

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