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Self-Publishing Q&A with Michelle Demers on Thursday Jan 12, 2012

January 15, 2012 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA and Positive Paid Work had the wonderful opportunity to meet Michelle Demers and learn more about Self-Publishing recently!

Richard of AHA MEDIA says: “What an excellent and informative event! A Must for anyone interested in Self Publishing!”

Richard Czaban and Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA at Michelle Demers’ Self-Publishing Q&A

As a follow-up to her popular talk on self-publishing, local author M.A. Demers will answer questions about the industry, her experiences as a self-published author, and the technical requirements of self-publishing, in particular ebooks.

In March 2011, M.A. Demers self-published her first mystery novel, Baby Jane, to Amazon’s Kindle, followed in May with the print-on-demand trade paperback. In November she publishedThe Global Indie Author: How Anyone Can Self-Publish in the U.S. and Worldwide Markets, copies of which will be available on the evening at a special event rate.

Michelle graciously autographed her The Global Indie Author: How Anyone Can Self-Publish in the U.S. and Worldwide Markets book for us at AHA MEDIA and Positive Paid Work

Michelle and Hendrik share a laugh! 🙂

Michelle Demers and her friend Joyce Thierry smiling together after an exciting night of The Global Indie Author: How Anyone Can Self-Publish in the U.S. and Worldwide Markets.

“There’s no one right way to publish a book but there is one wrong way: uninformed.”Global_250

The phenomenally rapid growth of self-publishing, in particular e-publishing, has taken the world by storm. Never before has there been this great an opportunity for writers to be heard and read, and to build a global audience. But self-publishing is also the new Wild West, full of promise and snake oil in equal measure. The Global Indie Author separates fact from fiction, providing the information you need to create a publishing plan that is realistic and achievable.

The Global Indie Author begins with a 10-step guide to getting your book onto Kindle quickly and easily, followed by expansion into ePubs. Part II contains in-depth technological instructions for both ebook and print production, complemented by real-world knowledge on the mechanics of the industry gathered through the author’s own experience in bringing her debut novel, Baby Jane, to market.

The Global Indie Author also exposes secrets and strategies the industry players don’t want revealed so they can lock you into unfavourable contracts, take your money before you start asking questions, or convince you that what is really good for them is good for you. And by adding information relevant to foreign writers, The Global Indie Author provides the necessary know-how for anyone who desires to publish in the lucrative U.S. market and around the world.

The most comprehensive manual ever written on self-publishing, The Global Indie Author covers:
*To Kindle in Ten Steps: the Quick and Easy Way to Self-Publish
* Beyond Kindle: the ePub Format
* Manuscript Editing
* Libel, Copyright and Trademark Infringement
* The ISBN System
* ONIX Code and BISAC Categories
* Interior Book Structure
* Cover and Interior Images
* Software * Manuscript Formatting for eBooks
* Creating and Testing Kindle Books and ePubs
* Digital Rights Management
* Print Formatting and Production
* Distributors, Wholesalers, and Aggregators
* Marketing * Royalties and Withholding Tax
* The Vanity Press Machine

See Michelle at her next talk!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 7:00 PM
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch,
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

An Introduction to Self-Publishing

The phenomenally rapid growth of self-publishing, in particular e-publishing, has taken the world by storm. Whether as an end in itself, a stepping stone to traditional publishing, or a means for established writers to republish out-of-print titles, self-publishing provides new opportunities for writers. Join me to learn about the pros and cons of self-publishing, the skills you will need to succeed, and the resources available. Copies of The Global Indie Author will be available at a special event rate. Copies of my novel, Baby Jane, will also be for sale.

Also by M. A. Demers

There’s more to good and evil than meets the eye…

Baby Jane – A Novel

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When human remains are found in her pre-war fixer-upper in an east Vancouver neighbourhood, Claire Dawson’s grand plans to fix the house – and her life – take a disturbing turn. Suspicious there might exist a relationship between the discovery and her own tragic past, Claire insinuates herself into the investigation, unknowingly placing herself in harm’s way and Homicide’s Detective Dylan Lewis in an impossible conflict of interest. And when Dylan’s grandmother, a Coast Salish medicine woman, wades into the mystery, challenging the demon whose earthly form is behind the murder, the three find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes battle where lines are blurred and worlds collide – but souls are ultimately freed