Saturday 2nd Feb 2019
11am - 1pm, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
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.
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.
12.30 Case studies: interview with local historians and authors Nick Moss and David Taylor.