Classes & Workshops

8-Week Self-Publishing Series : Week 7) Articles, Press Releases, and Media Pitches –


Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
Beginner Beginner Beginner

You’ve probably heard that self-published authors need to do their own PR and marketing. One article about your book can increase your sales exponentially. Unfortunately many authors don’t see their work as newsworthy, and so they miss out. In this class you will learn how to write a press release for your book and author platform, how to pitch articles to journalists and editors for reviews and stories, and how combine your news media and social media (Facebook, Twitter, website, blog, and email) for optimal impact. Please bring a laptop for online research.

Nina Alvarez of Dream Your Book Author Services and Joy Argento, award-winning artist and amazon best-selling indie novelist, are teaming up to offer an 8-week series on Self-Publishing. Aspiring self-publishers will learn how to navigate print-on-demand publishing through CreateSpace and eBook publishing with Kindle, Nook, and other eReaders. All classes are offered a la carte, so pick and choose according to your needs.

Note: Many classes require that you come prepared with a laptop and are proficient using computer applications such as Word and comfortable enough online to navigate applications such as CreateSpace, Kindle, Smashwords, Animoto, and Weebly.