Nottingham Writers' Studio, 25 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH
Many writers consider self-publishing nowadays, but the internet offers an overwhelming amount of advice on the ‘right’ way to go about it. This workshop will offer an overview of the different ways to go about self-publishing your writing, giving participants a chance to reflect on the kind of success they want from self-publishing, as well as providing the basics of getting your books out there and selling to fans.
The first hour will cover the various routes to self-publishing, giving participants a chance to decide which self-publishing option is right for them, as well as providing the basics of creating and self-publishing books via the largest retailers.
In the second hour the focus will shift to the marketing of the independent author’s books, as well as an all-important consideration of how to grow an audience and turning your readers into committed fans.
About Dr Teika Bellamy
Dr Teika Bellamy is the founder and director of the small, independent press Mother’s Milk Books. She is also one half of The Book Stewards – a husband and wife team that empowers writers to achieve their publishing goals. In 2015, Teika was the recipient of the Women in Publishing’s New Venture Award for pioneering work on behalf of under-represented groups in society, in recognition of her work publishing books that celebrate femininity and empathy. She regularly facilitates workshops at Nottingham Writers’ Studio (NWS) and Writing East Midlands, and she received the accolade of ‘Writing Teacher of the Year’ at the 2018 NWS Awards. Over the past few years she has mentored a number of writers, offering support to those who want to be traditionally published and/or self-published.