We’ve been woefully remiss in updating our humble site since our Digital Workshop for Authors in September but wanted to let you know how we’re faring.
As Evo Terra mentioned in his blog, the author workshop was a hit! Everyone who attended was engaged, curious, and excited to jump into digital publishing and get their work out there. We couldn’t have asked for a better group.
In our eight hour session we covered an enormous range of topics from the state of the digital publishing landscape, to preparing and pricing your work, to promoting yourself as an author. It was a lot of material, and by the end of it Evo and I were ready to promote ourselves into taking really long nap.
Being big believers in continuous improvement, we surveyed all our attendees on the content and format. A few areas came up by far the most often as content of greatest interest, so we’re going to spend a little time focusing on these for our next effort:
- Detailed discussion of the types of eBooks and their differences
- How to get your eBook out there once you’re ready to publish
- How and where to promote yourself as an author
- Marketing yourself and your work with Social Media
We also heard that while the day-long workshop was great, it was a lot to absorb at once. People asked for shorter, topic specific seminars and downloadable ecourses. We’ve started work on both of those, and are planning a follow-up seminar based on this feedback in January (details coming soon!)
Thank you for all your support, stay tuned, and keep on writing!