Traditional vs Self Publish - Which to Choose?

March 31 — April 01, 2019   Global/Online, Trinidad and Tobago
March 31
  • 10:30 AM

    10:45 AM
    Welcome, Introduction and Opening Remarks
    • Corine La Font, Founder and Host, The Self Publishing University
  • 10:45 AM

    11:15 AM
    How You View Success Can Determine What Publishing Option Is Best For You

    In this session you will learn: 1. Knowing yourself and your goals 2. Understanding which publishing options play into your vision 3. Making the pros and cons of your choice work for you.

    • Leah Lindeman, Manager, Lindeman Publishing House
  • 11:30 AM

    12:00 PM
    Traditional vs Self Publishing

    In this session you will learn 3 fundamental pros & cons to be aware of : - Control - PR/Reach - Profit/Payment

    • Dawn James, Managing Director, Publish and Promote
  • 12:00 PM

    12:30 PM
    Things you should know when choosing a publisher

    In this session you will learn how to asses: 1. How much control you will have over your book. 2. How widely they can distribute your book. 3. How much you are committed financially and otherwise to promoting your book.

    • Sue Matthews, President and Author, Paint Your Hair Blue; The Taylor Matthews Foundation
  • 12:45 PM

    1:15 PM
    To Self-Publish or To Not Self-Publish?

    In this session you will learn: 1. If you are just starting out in publishing and writing, and do not have a celebrity status, what's the the best route to take 2. After you have established a reputation, what should be your next steps 3. In today’s competitive market, what you should aim for next

    • Andrew Schatkin, Founder, The Schatkin Show
  • 1:15 PM

    1:45 PM
    Your Competition - Who are you up against?

    In this session you will learn: 1. Why research is necessary 2. Where and how to begin a Competitive Analysis 3. The impact of a competitive analysis on traditional, self publishing/hybrid

    • Corine La Font, Founder and Host, The Self Publishing University
  • 2:00 PM

    2:30 PM
    What do you do when all the agents who accept your genre have rejected your queries?

    In this session you will learn: 1. There are more options out there. 2. So what if they rejected one book, does that mean they'll reject your next one? 3. Trying agents who are in your genre but this could also be risky.

    • Pembroke Sinclair, Independent Author, Pembroke Sinclair, Author
  • 2:30 PM

    3:00 PM
    Make Your Dreams Come True and Self-Publish Your Book

    In this session you will learn: 1. Learn how to self-publish a book from editing to creating an Amazon author page. 2. Discover how Susan Neal self published six books in three years and sells over 5000 books per year. 3. Find out how to create an award-winning book that will sell a high volume.

    • Susan Neal, Author and Speaker , Christian Yoga, LLC
  • 3:15 PM

    3:45 PM
    Traditional vs Self-Publishing: Which do you choose?

    In this session you will learn: 1. What does it mean to become an Indie author? 2. What does it really take to become a House author? 3. A third option for authors.

    • Lisa Orban, Founder, Indies United Publishing House, LLC
  • 4:00 PM

    4:30 PM
    How to choose the right publishing platform for you!

    In this session you will learn: 1. What are the main differences between Amazon self-publishing and a small, independent publishing house? 2. How to determine whether self-publishing or contracting with a small publishing house is right for you, as a new author? 3. What to do when you get frustrated by the publishing process and want to give up, how to avoid signing up with the wrong publishing house for you, and do you really need a best seller as a self-published author?

    • Allison Sutter, Founder & CEO, Living 360, LLC
  • 4:30 PM

    5:30 PM
    Writing and recording - how to best combine audio with your book“

    In this session you will learn: - How becoming an author can transform you life through: - The power of audio & voice for authors - How to set up the right mindset to create a successful book

    • Jennifer S. Royal, Founder & CEO, Jennifer S. Royal & Goldmine Podcasting
  • 5:45 PM

    6:15 PM
    Closing Remarks, The Next Steps and Conference 2020

    The Host

    • Corine La Font, Founder and Host, The Self Publishing University