Self Publishing Workshops

Want to publish your book? Come to our successful series of workshops on independent publishing.

The series begins with a comprehensive three-hour workshop:

Everything you need to know about independent publishing

Saturday 5 August 2017 10.00am - 1.00pm

Venue: Paraparaumu Library Learning Centre (1st Floor)

This workshop will take a look at publishing today and pre-publication essentials, before focusing on what's required to turn your manuscript into an eBook or print-on-demand book, available for sale at online stores. It includes formatting, cover, metadata (title, description and keywords etc), uploading to retail stores, and marketing.

This workshop will be run by Leeanna Morgan and Diana Holmes.

The series continues with seven practical workshops and one marketing seminar. Make your choice from any of the following workshops and register online or email us for more information today!

(Note: we use PCs, not Mac computers.)

Thursday 10 August: 5.30pm — 7.00pm

Formatting eBooks for Amazon using Microsoft Word

Thursday 24 August: 5.30pm — 7.00pm

Formatting Print Books for Createspace using Microsoft Word

Thursday 31 August: 5.30pm — 7.00pm

Formatting eBooks for Smashwords using Microsoft Word

Thursday 7 September: 5.30pm — 7.00pm

Formatting eBooks using Scrivener

Thursday 14 September: 5.30pm — 7.00pm

Uploading your Book onto a Retail Platform

Thursday 21 September: 5.30pm — 7.00pm

Using Cover Design to Brand your Book

Saturday 23 September: 10.30am — 12.30pm

Marketing for Authors Seminar presented by Leeanna Morgan and Diana Holmes.

Thursday 28 September: 5.30pm — 7.00pm

Websites and Newsletters

Registration essential! Please register here.

Cost: $40 per person, per workshop.

Register first and pay at one of the Kapiti Libraries or online.

For more information please email