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September 21, 2013

As part of its commitment to covering the self-publishing industry and providing indie authors with advice and information from trusted professionals, BookLife and Publishers Weekly will be hosting a series of educational webinars.

Each webinar will focus on an important aspect of self-publishing, will be hosted by Booklife and PW Select Editor Adam Boretz, and will feature and a panel of industry experts, authors, and self-publishing gurus.

Our next FREE webinar, Getting Discovered: Mastering Marketing & Social Media Basics, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, at 1pm EDT. Register for free today!

Getting Discovered: Mastering Marketing & Social Media Basics

In this webinar, indie authors will learn how to create an author platform, marketing their books, gain new readers, and boost sales. Among the topics covered will be everything from social media and advertising to author events and reviews.

Panelists:
Christine Munroe, US Manager, Kobo Writing Life
Joel Friedlander, Book Designer, Author, & Blogger
Amy Edelman, Founder and CEO of IndieReader

And be sure to check out BookLife's archive of past webinars -- all free and available online; just register and listen:

Self-Publishing 101: How to Begin the Self-Publishing Process

This webinar will cover all the steps to successfully self-publish your book and provides a basic overview of publishing and how self-publishing has changed—and fits into—the publishing industry landscape.

Writers and aspiring indie authors will learn about the many self-publishing options available, as well as common pitfalls to avoid. Additionally, the webinar will guide participants through the process of creating an e-book -- covering everything from hiring editors and designers to securing ISBNs and determining pricing.
 
Panelists:
Mark Lefebvre, Director, Kobo Writing Life & Author Relations
Jane Friedman, Professor of Digital Media and Publishing, University of Virginia; former publisher of Writer’s Digest
Joel Friedlander, Book Designer, Author and Blogger

How to Self-Publish Better Books: Editing, Art, and Design Essentials

In this webinar, indie authors will learn how the right combination of editing, art, and design techniques can help them create better books. Participants will learn vital pre-publication strategies, gain understanding of the often overlooked art of of book design, be guided through the various stages of editing -- developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading -- and gain insight into creating superior cover art.

Panelists:
Christine Munroe, US Manager, Kobo Writing Life
Joel Friedlander, Book Designer, Author, & Blogger
Amy Edelman, Founder and CEO of IndieReader

Self-Publishing E-Books and Print Editions

This webinar will offer best practices, tactics, and tips about self-publishing e-books and print editions. Among the topics covered will be everything from selecting an e-book platform and e-book conversion to print-on-demand and distribution.

Panelists:
Mark Lefebvre, Director, Kobo Writing Life & Author Relations
Joel Friedlander, Book Designer, Author, & Blogger
Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords

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