Want to publish your book? Kāpiti Coast District Libraries periodically offers a series of workshops on self-publishing held in the Learning Centre. If you'd like your name to be added to the waiting list for future workshops, please contact Digital.email@example.com
The 2019 series ran from May - June 2019 and included the following workshops:
Comprehensive Guide to Self-Publishing
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.
Formatting Print and eBooks using Microsoft Word & Draft2Digital
This practical workshop will show you how to format both print and eBooks using Microsoft Word and Draft2Digital (an online distributor of eBooks) to sell on Amazon and other online retail stores such as iBooks and Kobo.
Using Cover Design to Brand your Book
Whether you decide to contract out your book cover design (which we advise) or have a go at doing it yourself, this workshop will help you to understand the basics of cover design and how these should be used to complement your 'brand'.
Websites & Newsletters
This is a practical workshop focusing on two of the most important marketing tools for authors: collecting emails from readers in order to send out newsletters, and websites--we'll look at what's entailed, the different options available, and try our hand at creating a website.