Way back in mid-March, we closed our office as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19, and since then I have been planning (and planning and planning) to write about Pressbooks and the ways open digital technologies, open content, and open practices can be part of a resilience strategy in the face of upheavals like
These upcoming training opportunities will help you be an even more successful publisher.
How to Write and Publish an Ebook
In this on-demand course, Tara Gentile and Creative Live have created a simple, step-by-step formula that anyone can follow to write or publish an ebook. The 16 video lessons include how to outline and write your book quickly, how to edit and format the book for the widest possible distribution, plus how to publish and market the book to ensure it gains an audience.
Our partner Merrimack Media hosts an all-day workshop, Bestseller Bootcamp, in Boston on April 1. The seminar is limited to 15 attendees, who will get personalized help crafting their book’s messaging and learn digital marketing skills. The training will cover WordPress, social media, marketing strategy and how to get reviews for your book. Can’t make it to Boston? Check out Merrimack’s Bestseller Bootcamp webinars, including Using WordPress to Promote Your Books and Format Your Book Like a Pro (with Pressbooks marketing manager Elizabeth Mays).
Legal Essentials for Publishers and Authors
In this webinar from our friends at Bibliocrunch, you’ll learn from Stacy Grossman, an attorney who specializes in intellectual property and publishing. She’ll answer questions about copyright and fair use, publisher agreements, privacy, libel and other issues that pertain to writing and publishing your book. Learn more or register for the webinar here.
Learn Self-Publishing Fast
Bibliocrunch also offers ongoing training and resources about all aspects of self-publishing. Check out their Learn Self-Publishing Fast series. They also offer webinars on Amazon optimization, getting press and reviews, plus resources on social media and SEO for authors.