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Self-Publishing Month

April 2021

Are you looking to self-publish your work in 2021?

Jericho Writers has got the event for you!

This April, our Self-Publishing Month brings you 12 webinars from acclaimed authors and experts from the world of self-publishing.

We’ll equip you with everything you need to build your book – and your audience – independently and from scratch. Join a huge community of writers this April to fast-track your writing career and smash your writing goals.

How to Attend Self-Publishing Month

The event runs online during April and is only available to Jericho Writers members.

You can join us as a member on a monthly or yearly basis at any time. Join us before April to gain access to all the Self-Publishing Month events, as well as the huge range of content we offer to members.

Our membership contains all the masterclasses, courses, online events, tools and connections you need to hit your writing targets.

 Find out more about Jericho Writers Membership here.

Already a member? Register for the events here.

Your Self-Publishing Month at a Glance

The Self-Publishing Month line-up covers everything you need to know as an indie author. From working with a designer to create an eye-catching cover, to building your author brand and engaging bloggers to get your books into the hands of readers.

By the end of the month, you will have learned how to:

  • Create an eye-catching book cover.
  • Build your author mailing list .
  • Write a cracking blurb.
  • Work with book bloggers.
  • Understand the ins and outs of Amazon.
  • Create an effective publicity strategy and build your author brand.

Each live session will be run by experts in their field, covering every step of the process to give you the detailed and tailored advice you need to self-publish your work.

Attend the Events Live or Catch Up on Replay

You can watch all of the events live or catch them on replay at any time to suit you.

Once you’ve joined as a member, the event replays are available for as long as your membership continues.

Alongside live events and replays, your membership includes a range of masterclasses, video courses, and more to help you achieve your writing goals.

You can also join our Community for free. This is the place to meet like-minded writers, join in discussion sessions and exchange notes. Follow #JWSelfPublishing to follow the latest news and updates on social media.

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Your Speakers

Self-Publishing Month Programme

Ask Us Anything About Self-Publishing with Harry Bingham and Orna Ross

Monday 5 April
19.00 GMT / 14.00 ET

There are a heap of unknowns when you’re starting out in self-publishing. In this session, you’ll have the chance to ask author and Jericho Writers founder, Harry Bingham, and Alliance of Independent Authors co-founder Orna Ross anything you want – there are no silly questions here. We’ll aim to help you out as much as we possibly can.

How to Self-Publish on Amazon with Michelle Emerson

Friday 9 April
19.00 GMT / 14.00 ET

So you’ve finished your first draft, now what? Now this! This workshop explains the process of publishing on Amazon in easy-to-grasp steps. Forget overwhelm. Forget complicated. Forget techy confusion. Just grab your pen and notebook and join Michelle Emerson for 60 minutes of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) simply explained.

How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon by Penny Sansevieri

Monday 12 April
00.00 GMT / 19.00 EDT

Amazon is a great place to sell books, but most authors (and publishers) underutilise the free systems Amazon offers. Metadata, keywords, and Amazon’s backend systems are also things that are often misunderstood, and underused. This deep dive class will dig into all of the pieces that Amazon has to help you sell more books.

How to Write a Cover Brief and How a Designer Interprets It with Patrick Knowles

Tuesday 13 April
19.00 GMT / 14.00 EDT

Writing cover briefs can be deceptively challenging, and getting it right can make the difference between a great or an average cover. This webinar will explain how best to brief a designer, what elements need to be included and how designers might take that brief to a finished creation.

Building Your Mailing List with Harry Bingham

Friday 16 April
19.00 GMT / 14.00 EDT

The most powerful tool in self-publishing is the author mailing list. We’ll show you exactly how to put yours together. We’ll show you how to use it. And we’ll explain the magic which makes the mailing list such a powerful and versatile marketing tool.

Harry Bingham in Conversation with Bestselling Author Rachel Abbott

Monday 19 April
19.00 GMT / 14.00 EDT

Join Harry Bingham in conversation with bestselling self-published author, Rachel Abbott, as they discuss all things self-publishing, talk about the changing face of the industry and impart top tips to get your book in those bestseller charts.

Writing Your Blurb Workshop with Holly Dawson

Thursday 22 April
19:00 GMT / 14:00 EDT

In this hands-on session, we will explore the art of writing a succinct, engaging summary that captures the essence of your book and leaves readers desperate to turn the first page. Please bring an example of a blurb you like in your genre as inspiration.

Ask a NYT Bestselling Author Anything with Marie Force and Harry Bingham

Saturday 24 April
19:00 GMT / 14:00 EDT

Marie Force has sold millions of books worldwide and built a very successful career from her writing. Come armed with questions for Marie about anything to do with her self-publishing journey.

Marketing Without a Budget with Kristina Adams

Monday 26 April
19:00 GMT / 14:00 EDT

In this workshop, we’ll look at the different ways you can market your book – without spending a penny. We’ll explore whether you should bother with blogging, the right – and wrong – ways to use social media, and how to engage with your audience using an email list.

Build an Audience and Run Your Own Campaign with Anna Caig

Wednesday 28 April
19:00 GMT / 14:00 EDT

An audience of engaged readers can be just one campaign away. This session covers the solid marketing principles you need to know, as well as how to apply these in the real world to reach people who will love your books through the right channels and with effective content.

Build Your Own Book From Scratch with Harry Bingham

Thursday 29 April
19.00 GMT / 14.00 EDT

Want to know how to put an eBook together? Then we’ll do it – live. We’ll take a text. We’ll set it up properly – with careful thought about how to convert and retain the reader. Then we’ll format it and upload it to Amazon. All done live during the webinar.

How to Work with Book Bloggers, Bookstagrammers and Book Podcasters with Clare Reynolds, Amanda Chatterton and Sarah Ozo-Irabor

Friday 30 April
19:00 GMT / 14:00 EDT 

As a self-published author, it can feel daunting pitching your work directly to potential readers and book influencers. This session will give you the chance to find out more about the world of Book Blogging, Bookstagram, Book Twitter and Bookish Podcasts – make sure you come armed with questions!

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