Length: 60 minutes
Summary: Advances in recent technology have made it possible to no longer be tied to a publishing house or printer for your next genealogy book. Self-publishing puts control over the entire process in the hands of the genealogist and the genealogical society to reach a wider audience at a reasonable price. There are many benefits to self-publishing but you should know the difference between digital and print and what your audience wants.
Description: Learn the ins and outs of the self-publishing world including vendors and providers, the self-publishing process and even how to format your printed work for e-book selling. Both genealogists and genealogical societies can benefit greatly from the “print on demand” methodology which is revolutionizing the publishing world.
Audience Level: Beginner
Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live interaction using self-publishing tools).
Content: 4 page handout
- The Self-Publishing Process
- Self-Publishing vs. Conventional Publishing
- Benefits of Self-Publishing
- Self-Publishing Vendors and Providers
- E-books – Getting In on the Action
- Digital vs. Print – Knowing Your Audience
- Resource List
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