Facilitator - Rachael Carver
Rachael Carver has worked in the entertainment and publishing industry for over 10 years.
|Module One||Discovering the benefits of self-publishing.||This module explores the benefits of self-publishing, looking at the self-publishing revolution.|
|Module Two||Which self-publishing platform should I use?||This module explores the different platforms available to self-publishers, and looks at the pros and cons of those platforms, as well as the benefits of ISBNs.|
|Module Three||What makes up a professional book-block?||This module breaks down the different elements that make up a professional book-block, and what considerations need to be made in regard to genre. It also explores publisher’s guidelines and how to follow them when preparing your book-block.|
|Practical Week||Putting together a book-block.||This week is a practical teaching week, implementing the elements learned in Module Three on your own manuscript (or a mock script provided by ListenThinkGrow). There will be full facilitator support.|
|Module Four||How to design a fully functioning e-book.||This module looks at the restrictions and elements that make up a fully functioning e-book, as well as the different formats you may wish to consider when publishing your book.|
|Practical Week||Putting together an e-book.||This week is a practical teaching week, implementing the elements learned in Module Four on your own manuscript (or a mock script provided by ListenThinkGrow). There will be full facilitator support.|
|Module Five||All about cover design.||This module looks at the way a professional cover is designed, from the image(s) chosen, to the gridding and layout, and the importance of good typography. It also explores the tell-tale signs which distinguish a professional cover designer from a homemade one.|
|Module Six||Preparing for publication.||This module explores the final stages of preparation required at the publication stage. You will discuss the different pricing and royalty options, guidance on book launches, and using social media for marketing purposes.|
|Module Seven||Author websites and the soft sell.||Finally, this module looks at the development of author websites, something essential for any author. It explores the easiest routes to developing your own website and the essentials to make it work for you.|
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