If any of you talented Rogue Valley writers are considering self-publishing a book, head over to the Applegate library Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2:00 for a two-hour workshop on self-publishing with Amazon’s CreateSpace.
Local poet and editor Amy Miller has loads of self-publishing experience and she’ll guide students through basic book design, common errors to avoid, the twists and turns of setting up a book in CreateSpace, building an Amazon page and the pros and cons of self-publishing.
Miller is the author of nine chapbooks of poetry and prose. A longtime book editor and print designer, she has recently published three books using Amazon’s CreateSpace. Her writing has appeared in journals such “Rattle,” “ZYZZYVA,” to “Asimov’s Science Fiction” and “Fine Gardening.” Her article “10 Chapbook Design Tips Every Poet Should Know” appears in multiple editions of the Poet’s Market.
I’ve taken a number of workshops from Miller and she’s a super organized, savvy and inspirational teacher. In addition to exploring Create Space, she’ll also discuss other similar platforms like Lulu and Lightning Source. The workshop is free and open to the public. Be prepared to take notes and have your questions ready.
For more information call the Applegate Library at (541) 846-7346.
The library is located at 18485 N. Applegate Rd., Applegate OR