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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

The Confidence to Self-Publish

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  • $65.00 Non-Member
  • $55.00 Member

Class Description

There has never been a better time to be your own publisher, yet many writers fear the self-publishing process. How can you make sure your work is of a high standard? How can you spread the word when you don’t have a publishing house behind you? How can you stand out from other self-published authors? In this course, led by women who run an indie press as well as a self-publishing and marketing service, we will answer your questions and develop your confidence. Topics will include building and strengthening your brand, harnessing the power of social media, using free content to your advantage, self-editing skills, and making the most of the web. Expect to leave with a more positive, grounded outlook. Please bring up to 500 words of your manuscript along with you, for positive critique.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!