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The Independent Author 

Workshop Title: The Independent Author
Facilitator: Romy Steffel
Date: Saturday November 12. 2022.
Time: 1-4pm

Workshop registration link will be posted the day before bookings open.

The landscape of publishing has changed dramatically in the last fifteen
years with the advent of e-readers and online book shopping. Now it is
possible to publish independently and reach your readers directly, but
there is a lot to think about if you are going to be a publisher as well as an
author! This workshop will take you through all the things to consider as
you plan your indie author career.
If you just want to publish your own memoir, there will be plenty of tips to
get you started. Or if you want to make a living as an independent author,
this workshop will lay out the roadmap to success.

Workshop Outline:

Independent Publishing
First – A Potted History – how indie publishing came on the scene and how it has transformed the
The Roadmap to Success
1. Do your market research, think about branding
2. Write a series
3. Establish your website, email list, and Reader Magnet
4. Set up your Publishing Team – betas, editor, cover designer, proof-readers, etc.
5. Qs – Rapid release or slow release?  Publish wide or KU?
6. Going "Wide"
7. Print and Formatting
8. Garnering reviews
9. Metadata, sales page, pricing, pre-orders, and pressing publish
10. Launching — wooing the algorithm
11. Marketing, Advertising, and Promos
12. Expanding the reach of your Intellectual Property.

Romy Steffel writes fantasy mysteries under the pen name Rosalie Oaks, publishing independently
on all the major online book selling platforms. The Lady Jewel Diviner has hit number 1 on several
Amazon categories on more than one occasion, and it currently has a 4.2 star average rating across
more than 500 reviews. Romy has published five books so far in her series, and she has sold
thousands of books all around the world. She loves the freedom and control that independent
publishing gives her, and she could talk the hind leg off a kangaroo on every aspect of it.


$38  PCWC & WA Writers United members  + Eventbrite booking fee $1.25

$48  Non-members + Eventbrite booking fee $1.45

Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup.

Registrations & payments:

Bookings open October 12 and close November 9 or when workshop is full.

If workshop is full please register on the waitlist in Eventbrite. If a space opens PCWC will contact you.

e: PeterCowanWritersCentre@outlook.com with the subject Workshop Query