Help! I’ve got a book in me
About time too…
I’ve been planning to do this talk and series of workshops for a while now. Wanted to have it perfect before I started, but there’s been so much demand, I’ve finally just jumped in. Here’s the info we sent out in the weekly newsletter for the local indie bookstore, Kalk Bay Books:
Do you have a special story or gift of knowledge to share?
Perhaps you’ve been somewhere amazing or done something incredible…
Perhaps your life has brought you experiences from which others can learn…
Maybe your wild imagination has conjured a fantasy that would entertain and delight…
You might have written it all down already, or perhaps you’re still wondering whether it’s even worth it.
What to do next?
How do you send your manuscript or idea to a publisher? (And, if so, which one?)
What can you expect from them?
What are your self-publishing options?
What’s this business of independent publishing?
Actually, hang on… what’s the business of this whole thing altogether? Is there money? What’s in it for whom?
You have questions. Dominique le Roux and Ann Donald have answers and suggestions.
Join us for an evening of publishing talk in which we’ll map out your options for you as a South African author-to-be.
You’ll leave knowing:
• The pros and cons of traditional vs independent publishing
• How to pitch your book to a publisher
• How to create and sell an ebook (and where Apple, Amazon and Kindle fit into the whole story)
• What really sells
• How others like you have done it.
Dominique le Roux was previously a publishing manager at Struik, and now runs Moonshine Media(www.moonshinemedia.co.za), a consultancy that specialises in helping others tell their stories. (And sell them, of course.)
Ann Donald is a former journalist and magazine editor, and is now the proprietor of Kalk Bay Books, with knowledge to share on which books sell, how to sell them, and who to sell them to.
If this sounds like information you could use, then make sure you don’t miss the opportunity…
[Update: The response was overwhelming and we were almost immediately oversubscribed. Plenty more of these to come. And I had a lot of fun doing it.]