Preparing for Publication: Converting to ebook

Preparing for Publication: Converting to ebook
29 Nov 2013 at 02:00 pm
29 Nov 2013 at 06:00 pm
Free Word Centre
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road,
£75/£60 + VAT

‘Converting to ebook’ is one of three practical skills workshops run by TLC for writers who have decided to self-publish. This workshop is run by self-published author Patsy Trench.

‘Converting to ebook’ is for writers who want to learn how to convert and submit their own manuscripts in e-form. Participants are invited to bring along a laptop and a manuscript they are working on and to follow Patsy’s step-by-step instructions, learning about blurbs, cover design, costing and Amazon’s Author Central along the way. Patsy will also cover how to obtain US tax exemption, since sales made through are subject to US tax. By the end of the four-hour session, each writer will have their book ready to be submitted in e-form to Amazon (Kindle) and to Smashwords, the world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks.

No specific technical expertise is required to attend the workshop, and you do not need any special software downloaded to your computer. Please simply bring your laptop, with an electronic text-only file containing the manuscript you would like to upload. Please note, there should be no images, photographs or charts in your manuscript.

Patsy Trench is a former actress, scriptwriter, lyricist and children’s theatre director. She holds an MA in Theatre Text and Performance from RADA and Birkbeck College. She is currently a lecturer at Kingston University, and is also a freelance editor, reading scripts, screenplays and fiction for The Literary Consultancy.

This workshop is based on Patsy’s own experience producing her book The Worst Country in the World in print and ebook form. Her next book, Self Publishing in ebook and print: a practical guide for the technically challenged, will be available as an ebook through Amazon from September 2013.

Tickets: £75 / £60 (concessions) + VAT

Book ‘Converting to ebook’ and ‘Producing a print book’ (6 December) together at discount: £135/£110 + VAT

Click here to book or call Free Word on 020 7324 2570.