Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
A smart and artful author website is basic building block of your online platform. For aspiring authors, it’s one of the first ways they say publicly, “I am a writer.” For a long time, building a good-looking site was nearly impossible for an amateur, but not anymore. Weebly websites require no html or css, just a couple hours to learn the ropes. You will learn to design and populate your site with web-friendly content, easy ways for readers to purchase your books, compelling images, reader interactivity (contact forms, a twitter feed, newsletter or email sign-up) and more.
Please bring a laptop and have handy digital versions of all or some of the following: book description, about the author, book cover jpeg, links to publications and social networks, photos pertaining to your writing life, book publicity, or whatever else you want your online calling card to say about you as an author.
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.