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Learn to self-publish your own book with our creative writing courses in Sydney!

Have you ever dreamed of writing and publishing your own book? How do you bring your great idea to the public? The most successful self-publishers are those who plan their project carefully and set themselves realistic goals. Self-publishing has become an easy and accessible option for first-time authors. Self-publishing gives writers the opportunity to have control over the production of their work. However, it also necessitates that you manage each part of the publishing process, regardless of the topic.

This workshop will be run by a globally successful self-published author and is designed to assist writers through the self-publishing process while avoiding common pitfalls.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this self-publishing workshop, you should be able to:

  • articulate the purpose and intent of the publication
  • describe the potential audience
  • be able to draw on pre-publishing tools
  • choose which platform best suits their project
  • be ready to create a marketing and distribution plan.

What will be covered in this self-publishing course?

Setting your objectives

  • Prepare clear goals of what you want to achieve with your book

Understanding your target audience and genre

  • Develop an understanding of how to identify your target audience;
  • What is your genre and why is it important?
  • Why it’s important to understand the market and competitors?

Developing your book

  • Project management tools and support in writing your book;
  • Editing, formatting and design support.

Distributing your book

  • Tips for deciding and using the self-publishing platforms;
  • Tips for direct distribution.

Launching and marketing your book

  • Develop an understanding of key promotional tools including online advertising, social media, and PR.

Support tools

  • Understand the power of support – within your network and beyond.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class

Bring a laptop, device or notebook to take notes and complete in-class exercises.

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$79 Limited GST free / $59 / $63.20 / $71.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Louise's insights and lessons from her experience of self-publishing were extremely helpful. So too was the comprehensive slide presentation... and wise lessons on marketing are also nuggets of gold! I highly recommend this class to anyone considering self-publishing a book.

  • said: Exactly what I was looking for. Louise was extremely well prepared...I walked away feeling like I had a good working knowledge of self publishing. The highlight was hearing about Louise’s own journey. I hope she does a follow up course.

  • said: Learning new things from the tutor and other participants in a friendly atmosphere.

  • said: Louise is generous with her knowledge and time! A great course for a complete novice as well! Thanks Louise!

  • said: 5 stars for the teacher's vast knowledge, the class exercises and interactions.