DigitalEd: Self-Publishing 101: The Basics for Publishing Your Book

    by Miral Sattar
    July 27, 2015
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    Title: Self-Publishing 101: The Basics for Publishing Your Book

    We’ll walk you through the process of self-publishing a book and teach you how to avoid the pitfalls that first-time authors make.

    Do you have a story you want to share with the world and on the fence about indie publishing? Are you thinking about self-publishing for the first time? Self-publishing is becoming a first option for authors instead of just a backup. Join us for a 1-hour training for self-publishing newbies where we walk you through the ins and outs of publishing a book. During this self-publishing course you’ll learn how to publish smarter, faster and how to make your rockstar book stand out from all the rest, including:


    Instructor: Miral Sattar, CEO of Bibliocrunch

    1. Defining your publishing goals
    2. Cover design basics
    3. Doing vendor research
    4. Editing & proofreading
    5. The 411 on formats & tools
    6. All about ISBNS
    7. Distribution options
    8. Selling directly from your website
    9. Reviews from professionals and readers

    What you’ll learn from this training:

    • How to think about hiring and working with a publishing team
    • Getting your book prepared for publishing
    • Formatting for print and digital
    • Getting maximum distribution for your book
    • How to publish a quality, error-free book
    • How to come up with a solid marketing plan for your book


    • Common mistakes self-pub authors make
    • A self-publishing manual
    • Slides from the session

    Who should take this training:

    • Authors who want a step-by-step overview of the process
    • Bloggers who want to publish their blog-based book
    • Entrepreneurs and journalists who are looking to establish authority in their beat or industry

    Date and Time: August 19, 2015, at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT

    Price: 239

    Note: If you can’t attend the live session, you can still register and see the archived video and ask questions of the instructor. Registration for BigMarker is required.

    About the Instructor:

    Miral Sattar is CEO of Bibliocrunch, a platform that matches authors with trusted, prescreened book publishing professionals. Miral loves books and loves helping authors fulfill their publishing dream. Her company Bibliocrunch has helped numerous authors hit the Amazon best-seller list. Miral just published her free ebook, A Self-Publishing Guide for Writers. She and her writing have both been featured in numerous media outlets including BusinessWeek, BBC, TIME, Forbes, Money Magazine, Consumer Reports, PBS, and other media publications. She has a MS in Publishing (NYU) and a BS in Computer Engineering (Columbia). Miral describes herself as 1/3 engineer, 1/3 entrepreneur and 1/3 writer.

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