Book topic #3: branding, marketing, & promotion Activity: Let’s collaborate in our [google doc] today as we share marketing strategies with each other. You’ll also have open lab time to work on your web presence. Homework for next class Read customer reviews of the book you chose by visiting it on Amazon & Goodreads. Notice … Continue reading Self-publishing & marketing
Today we are doing two things: sharing advice from our books about choosing a platform (or the kind of media/space for your work) and then swapping notes about domains, hosts, and platforms.Continue reading “Self-publishing platforms”
We are breaking ground into Unit 2 today, which I’ve titled “authorpreneurs,” a name I stole from a self-published book about self-publishing. After exploring The Verge essay on self-publishing from April 2019 (which you hopefully read today), we’ll look at the current state of the industry (if we can call it that) and map the three main topics we’ll discuss over the next 2-3 weeks. Finally, I’ll then introduce you to some spaces for buying your own domain and we’ll talk about the importance of domain names.Continue reading “Unit 2: Authorpreneurs”
We’re wrapping up our Tactile Proof portion of Unit 1 and moving into Unit 2 on Tuesday. To prepare for Tuesday I want you to: 1. Read “How to self-publish your novel” over at The Verge (from April 2019), which provides an overview of processes related to “authorpreneurship.” 2. Find and order an instructional book … Continue reading Preparing for Authorpreneurs
Self Publishing is a new course offered this Fall 2019 that introduces students to a range of tools and strategies for producing, selling, promoting, and crowdfunding a variety of writing projects, from poems and short stories to blogs and comics. The course will count as 3 credits toward the Publishing and Writing for the Public … Continue reading Don’t wait for someone to publish your writing — do it yourself.