Booked Out: Online: Introduction to Self-Publishing with Siobhán Prendergast

Booked Out: Online: Introduction to Self-Publishing with Siobhán Prendergast

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Dates: Sat 23 Jan & Sat 30 Jan
Time: 10.30 am - 1.30 pm
Duration: 2 Weeks
Cost: €90/€83 members

Course Level: Beginners

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Course Summary:

Have you ever thought about publishing your own book? Well if you have this workshop is for you, full of practical information that you can put into practice.

Designed to introduce self-publishing to the independent author, this workshop will explain how publishing works and the self-publishing options available. It will outline how to avoid the common pitfalls and will guide the indie author on the path to becoming a successful, published independent author.

Course Outline:

The Publishing Process
Copyright Law
Accreditation, costs and how to find editors, designers and printers
Bookselling and discounts explained
Self-publishing options and costs
Traditional Publishing versus Self-Publishing
Self-publishing considerations and checklist

Course Outcomes:

On completion of the workshop you will have a greater understanding of the publishing process, copyright law, how to find the right editor, designer or project manager, self-publishing options available, digital bookselling and the costs involved.

Siobhán Prendergast runs Dingle Publishing Services, a company that assists independent authors to self-publish to a professional publishing standard. She has over two decades’ experience in publishing. A professional editor, she is an advanced professional member of CIEP and a full member of AFEPI and has worked with many prestigious publishing houses – including Harvill Press, Brandon Books, Currach Press, Collins Press, Irish Academic Press – and with prize-winning authors including Anita Brookner, José Saramago, W.G. Sebald, Mary McAleese, Ken Bruen, Peter Høeg, Gerry Adams and Alice Taylor.

Reviews of Siobhán’s Self-Publishing Workshop, Dingle Literary Festival, November 2020:

"Siobhán was fantastic. So organised and clear. The workshop flew by and there was no fluffing out of information. Best workshop I've been at in a long time!!”  

“Very informative and valuable workshop on self-publishing. Excellent delivery!” Julitta Clancy, Indexer, AFEPI

“An excellent workshop...Siobhán presented it in a relaxed and professional manner and seemed to have made a perfect judgement on how much to present and at what pace to present it.” Dr Gráinne Treanor

“Ceardlann iontach…so organised and clear.” Dr Aoife Granville

Reviews from authors who have worked with Siobhán:

"I thought I was a perfectionist until I came to work with Siobhán Prendergast at Dingle Publishing. She brought a breadth of knowledge and a professionalism, which one doesn’t often find these days and it was an absolute treat to work with her in the production of my book, Sika The Wild Deer. At every stage her advice was sound and her perspective was correct, resulting in a book in which I believe all involved in its production are entitled to take great pride. I certainly look forward to working with Siobhán again in the future."

Liam M. Nolan
Self-publisher, Sika the Wild Deer

 “Siobhan offers a truly comprehensive service that shepherds a book-idea from its embryonic stage right through to when the finished product appears on the shelves. ‘Excellence’ was a by-word that characterised all stages of the process, a striving to achieve a professional standard in every aspect of producing a book.”

Paraic Maher

Self-publisher, Betrothed

Reviews from publishers who have worked with Siobhán:

“Siobhán is one of our ‘go to’ editors for any editorial job out of the ordinary, requiring
initiative and handholding of an author as well as the usual editing skills.”

Con Collins, Collins Press


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