We are delighted to be able to offer writers and publishers living in the Highlands and Islands access to high quality, online, training courses free of charge!
In association with indie author and consultant, Ben Galley, XpoNorth offers courses in self-publishing, marketing and entrepreneurship for writers and self-publishers.
Ben’s courses are hosted on Ruzuku, which are easy to follow from PC, tablet, or mobile. They include short videos, all sorts of diagrams, statistics, and downloadables, and by the end of the course, you will know exactly how to go about publishing and marketing your book.
The DIY way is all about being entrepreneurial and taking matters into your own hands. By using the best technology and outsourcing tasks like cover design to professionals, authors can retain maximum control and receive a higher royalty rate. That’s what Ben’s courses are designed to teach you. Both courses are available to pick up and follow on a timescale that suits you.
This course will guide you through every step of the self-publishing process, from editing to cover design, ISBNs to publishing paperbacks. It’s based on a process Ben calls the Shelf Help method – a step-by-step journey from manuscript to published author that positions the author as a project manager of their own publishing.
DIGITAL BOOK MARKETING – A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
This course will guide you through the seemingly-complex concepts of digital marketing, show you how to advertise your books in the best way possible, and introduce you to methods you can use to climb the ranks and reach new readers – without even leaving your desk!
If you would like to be considered for a place on this course please email Peter Urpeth at Emergents on [email protected]
Our main criteria for selection, in addition to your living and working locality, is that you are are committed to complete the course, and to work hard to achieve results, and to develop your work for commercial outcomes and growth.
This course is free of charge for the selected participants.