The Writers Society of Genesse County Presents
Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, 2014
May 17, 2014 Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Clinton Twp, MI
Sylvia Hubbard, founder of Motown Writers Network will be Social Media 101 – Workshop Facilitator
Protected: #MotownWriters #PubU Book Publishing 101 #WCCCD Class Notes Class Week 1, 2 & 3 #MotownLit
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There are Resources in the Mini Guide to Self Publishing, but below are popular topics off of a book expert site that I know you will enjoy to read really quick.The Book Designer’s Popular Resources for Self-PubsTop 5 Discussion Forums for Self-Publishers
- 17 Ways for Writers to Publish Their Content
- 36 Great Blogs for Self-Publishers
- Top 10 Worst Self-Publishing Mistakes—Explained!
- 26 Ways to Win at Self-Publishing
- Book Design for Self-Publishers: Workflow, Interior Design Stage
- Your Book Launch: Soft or Hard?
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Homework : Create a synopsis and title for your upcoming book. Your synopsis should be maximum 500 words.
The Guide to Self Publishing by Dan Poynter (Must read guide for class)
Belinda Pollard presents The Difference Between Editing and Proofreading posted at Small Blue Dog Publishing, saying, “If you puzzle over the difference between editing and proofreading, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most common confusions. Editing and proofreading are two separate parts of the publishing process. As an indie publisher you will need both editors and proofreaders — whether paid or volunteer — and this is what they do…”
Corina Koch MacLeod presents Why Authors Should Care About Editing posted at Pubslush, saying, “Carla Douglas and Corina Koch MacLeod guest post on Pubslush. You care about your readers. You want to give them a good reading experience and leave a good impression by meeting their expectations. What exactly do readers expect when they read a book? Editors know. Read on to find out…”
Kate Tilton presents Amazon, B&N, Kobo…oh my! A Look into Formatting. posted at Kate Tilton, Connecting Authors & Readers, saying, “Formatting an ebook (or a print book) is one step most do not think of when they initially set out on the path to publishing. Here are some tips to help you find the best formatting method for you.”
Katherine Pickett presents Quiz: 10 Questions to Help You Choose Your Route to Publication posted at The POP Newsletter, saying, “There are many viable paths to publication. The key to success is choosing the route that maximizes your strengths and minimizes your weaknesses. This quiz can help.”
Lorna Reid presents Lightning Source Vs CreateSpace: Fight! posted at Just One More Writer, saying, “One of the biggest questions faced by indie publishers – including myself – is who to use when it comes to print. I tried the two big names, along with a well-known UK POD firm and chronicled the results, listing pros and cons of each.”
Randy Stapilus presents Judging a Book by Its Cover posted at BookWorks, saying, “Even if you engage a professional to design the cover of your book, you still need to be able to evaluate whether that cover will work for you. Here are some ways to decide.”
Sara C. Snider presents A Nitty-Gritty List of Ebook and Print Book Distributors posted at Sara C. Snider, saying, “A list of companies that can help you produce your book and distribute it to retailers. I include a bulleted list of cost, royalty payout, and distribution for easy reading.”
Rochester Writers presents a Spring Workshop with Stan Williams, Saturday, April 5th #michlit @talktravel
Rochester Writers presents a Spring Workshop with Stan Williams onSaturday, April 5, at Oakland University.
Dr. Williams will present his full day workshop on the 18+ Secrets of Successful Story Structure for Screenwriters, Novelists, and other Writers of shorter works. This will be a classroom-style event at OU, very similar to the Rochester Writers’ Conference set-up using just one room. Included will be all day refreshments and lunch.
Regular registration will be $100. Details available athttp://www.rochesterwriters.com/.
It’s that time again, ULITT 2014 is just around the corner! REGISTER BELOW
In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing information about this year’s conference. In the interim, sign up to join our ULITT mailing list below.
This year’s conference will feature a keynote by renowned activist, writer, and filmmaker dream hampton, as well as powerful workshops by 5e Gallery, Inside Out Literary Arts, Urban Word NYC, and others!
What is ULITT?
The Urban Literacies Institute for Transformative Teaching is being held at Michigan State University once again. Designed to explore critical issues that affect today’s youth, ULITT strives to support teachers, educators, youth organizers, community leaders and activists to not only engage but cultivate best practices for working with our students both within and outside of the classroom.
ULITT 2013 featured keynotes by Dr. Chris Emdin–a pioneer in the Hip Hop science movement–and acclaimed spoken-word poet Jessica Care Moore, as well as tremendous contributions by the likes of MC K-Swift, Jamila Lysicott, Hired Gun, Toni Blackman, Michael Cirelli, Adam Falkner, and Issac Miler.
ULITT 2012: June 18-21, Michigan State University
ULITT 2012 featured transformative sessions from Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Toni Blackman, Michael Cirelli, Adam Falkner, and Jamila Lyiscott, and workshops and performances from Ishmael “Ish” Islam, Hired Gun, Eagle Nebula, Intikana, MC K~Swift, and Detroit’s own Invincible. MSU’s State News reported on ULITT 2012 here.
Urban Literacies Institute for Transformative Teaching
ULITT, an annual event designed to support teachers, educators, youth organizers, community leaders and activists in cultivating social justice and hip-hop pedagogy, embraces the Freirian student-centered model and aims to explore critical issues affecting today’s youth. Using the power of spoken word poetry and hip-hop as the lens to explore language and privilege, participants will learn best practices from professionals in key fields of urban education, youth development, and community activism.