MINDSHIFT: The Art of Self-Publishing
Starts: Sat 13 Oct 2018
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Duration: 1 day
Cost: €60/€50 Members
This session will cover editing, formatting, book covers and publishing your work as an eBook and print on demand while explaining the myths behind the dreaded Amazon algorithm, all explained in easy language by the team behind Castrum Press' multiple Amazon number one bestsellers.
Paul P Corcoran is the author of several self-published books, including the Amazon best-selling science fiction Saiph Series. With the success of his first series Tantor Media, the largest independent audio book publisher in the US optioned the entire Saiph Series and Paul’s next three novels. He has collaborated with several authors from around the world in a number of anthologies. In 2017 Paul opened Castrum Press with the aim of using his own experience to help authors struggling to get their book to market. Castrum Press is actively seeking out authors to join the growing Castrum Press family.
Practical advice on how to market your book through traditional and online methods with author, journalist and copywriter, Claire Savage. The workshop will look at best practice when building a public profile and how to develop a marketing plan to increase sales. Claire will share from her own experiences of publishing and marketing two novels.
Claire Savage is an author, journalist and copywriter whose short stories and poetry have been published in a number of literary journals and magazines. She published her debut children’s novel, Magical Masquerade, in April 2017, officially launching it at the Belfast Book Festival. It was also included as part of Derry’s SBOOKY Festival and the Dublin Book Festival 2017. In November 2017, she received a General Arts Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery fund, to support her in artistic production and promotion. Her second middle-grade novel, Phantom Phantasia, will be launched in October 2018.