Workshops 2014

Workshops to be held at Selwyn Community College in 2014

One-day course: Saturday 15 November 2014, 9.30am - 4pm 
Tutors: Jocelyn Watkin and James George 
Are you tired of publishers that say no? Discover how easy it is to indie (self) publish, whether in print or as an e-book.       
         
It only takes a few minutes to upload your book to Amazon or you can pay someone to do that for a few dollars. So, this course is NOT how to do that.  

This course is about what you need to do as an indie publisher to successfully sell your books:
•       What is 'indie publishing' and why it is good for writers?
•       Pitfalls and perils of indie publishing and how to avoid them
•       E-books vs print books
•       Understanding the costs and how to make a profit
•       How to get an ISBN
•       Tips and ideas on how to market and promote your book
•       How to do the paperwork – bank accounts, business cards, the IRD
Tutor: Jocelyn Watkin: writer, blogger, indie publisher (print and e-books), freelance journalist, sales and marketing specialist. She has tertiary qualifications in journalism, teaching and management, including a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Date/Time: Saturday 15 November, 9.30am - 4pm  with a one hour lunchbreak.      
Want to learn more and to build on this course? Learn how to create, build and use a website as an author. Ideal for beginners. Sunday 16 November, 9.30-4pm: http://www.selwyncomed.school.nz/courses/819-beginners-guide-to-how-to-create-and-use-your-own-website-as-an-author

Cost: $147 per course. Attend and pay for this as well as the website course on Sunday 16 November and pay only $248 for both (saving $46)

Testimonials

  • "I found this course to be far more than I had expected from it.  This course is a must for any writer desiring to publish their first book and make the most of it". Daniel J, 21 June 2014
  • "Jocelyn is professional and informative. Attends to all students." 
  • "I learnt a lot and it was fun and interesting.  I learnt actually a lot more than expected. The tutor was excellent and because it was a small class, everyone was able to join in". 
  • "Highly informative, brilliant tutor

For more information or to register click here 

Venue: Selwyn College, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland. 

Click here for map. 

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2. Beginners Guide to How to Create and Use your own Website as an Author

One-day course: Sunday 16 November 2014, 9.30am - 4pm 
Tutors: Jocelyn Watkin and James George
During this workshop you will create and build your own website and blog, which you can use and develop further at home. You will learn how to use your new website to increase your profile as a writer and to sell more of your books. Easy, hands-on and designed for beginners.

You will also learn:
•       Why the 21stC writer needs to be an internet entrepreneur
•       How other writers use websites
•       How to design your own website to suit your books and your readers
•       How to write blog posts
•       How to add a page to feature and promote your own books for sale
•       How to link to Amazon (or other places where your book(s) are listed for sale)
•       How to add photos to your site
•       How to link to your Facebook, Twitter  or other social media sites 
 (Note: This course is not about how to use Facebook, Twitter or other social media)

During the course you will use Google Blogger (a free web/blog publishing tool) to create your website.  Please bring your Google account name and password to the course. If you don't have a Google account, please sign up before you attend this course: https://accounts.google.com/signup?service=mail

More information about Google Blogger: http://google.about.com/od/googleblogging/fr/bloggerreview.htm

Tutor: Jocelyn Watkin: writer, blogger, indie publisher (print and e-books), freelance journalist, sales and marketing specialist. She has tertiary qualifications in journalism, teaching and management, including a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Date/Time: Sunday 16 November, 9.30am - 4pm with a one hour lunchbreak.              
Cost: $147. Attend and pay for this as well as the Beginners guide to indie (self) publishing course and pay only $248 for both (saving $46)

Testimonials

  • "How easy it is to create a blog site." 
  • "I enjoyed the informality and adaptability to changing websites. Jocelyn is professional and informative. Attends to all students." 
  • "I learnt a lot and it was fun and interesting. I learnt actually a lot more than expected. The tutor was excellent and because it was a small class, everyone was able to join in." 
  • "Highly informative, brilliant tutor." 

For more information or to register click here 

Venue: Selwyn College, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland. 

Click here for map. 


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Want to know more about The Story Bridge or Jocelyn and James?



Jocelyn Watkin is a full-time writer, blogger, promoter, freelance journalist and lecturer and she loves helping people to find the best way to create, publish and promote their books.  She has self-published and marketed an e-book, two of her own print books and three collections from new writers. She has tertiary qualification in teaching, journalism and has an MBA degree.


James George is a professional writer and creative writing teacher and mentor. He loves teaching and helping people to get into the world of creative narrative and storytelling.

Jocelyn and James are the team behind The Story Bridge.



Want free writing tips from The Story Bridge team? Our free e-newsletter is distributed once per month with ideas and inspiration for writers at all levels. Send an email to thestorybridge@gmail.com with "newsletter please" in the subject line. 
 

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