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Self-Publishing 101 Webinar

Fellow author Mima suggested to the folks at PEI Writers’ Guild that I was the perfect candidate to teach their course Self-Publishing 101. So through her connection, it has come about that yes, I’ll be teaching this LIVE webinar on May 19th. 

I set to work on preparations in my typical overachieving manner and produced some handouts, did a full presentation, and have been running over what I want to say so much that I’ve been dreaming about it.

Don’t think that this LIVE webinar doesn’t set my stomach a-fluttering. What if I speak too fast? What if I stumble over my words? What if the internet goes out in the middle of it? AAHHH! What if I get a huge zit on my nose that morning? The list of things that could go wrong is endless. But I’ve committed and come hell or high water, by golly, I’m going to teach this class!

So if you have ever entertained the notion of self-publishing, I invite you to join me for the PEI Writers’ Guild – Self-Publishing 101 course on Wednesday, May 19th and find out the nitty gritty. I could use the moral support!

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July Releases

I haven’t been idle in recent weeks, despite my infrequent blog posting. I’ve completed a 3-book series designed to help aspiring authors format, upload, and market their books. Having gone through the self-publishing process 16 times now (you can see all my books here), I’ve nearly figured it out through the tedious process of trial and error. It’s no picnic, let me tell you!

Just like last month’s release, Book Weaving, these three books feature more of Claudia Guzes amazing cartoons. After all, “Laughter can relieve tension, soothe the pain of disappointment, and strengthen the spirit for the formidable tasks that always lie ahead.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Since we’ve become unwitting experts in tension, disappointment, and formidable tasks, why not throw some laughter into the mix? At least that was my thought when I opted to include some cartoons!

Book Building: A Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Your Book can help you properly organize your manuscript. Book It: A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing and Marking on Amazon will help you navigate the publishing process. Book Hawking: A Beginner’s Guide to Marketing Your Self-Published Book is full of additional ways you can get your book into the hands of readers whether you’ve self-published or gone the traditional publishing route.

If you click on the cover, you can see a preview of the book.

What better way to enjoy a summer quarantine than with a new book? Go ahead and pick these up for free over the next few days. In addition, you can get A Woman’s Survival Guide to Disasters in Rural Mexico for 99 cents. Happy reading!

Click on the cover for a preview.

Now what shall I work on this month? Topic suggestions?

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