Learn how a book comes to life. This session will discuss every stage of book publishing, from the early planning stages, editing, design, printing and selling your book. Whether you are a beginner or have already published a book this session will teach you what you need to know as well as some of the more common pitfalls that can hinder your success. Find out about the many free or cost effective resources available for first time publishers and ways to use social media and other resources such as ‘crowdfunding’ to get your book off the ground. ‘A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return’. (–Salman Rushdie)
Who would be the ideal audience for this presentation?:
Any speaker who is considering publishing their own book now or in the near future.
What five questions does this presentation address that would be important to our CAPS colleagues?
What are the differences between self-publishing and trying to find a publisher to publish your book?
What are the necessary steps to publish a book?
What kind of pitfalls do you need to be aware of.
Are there any ways of raising money or getting funding for my book
How can social media be a good way to advertise and sell more books
Rob Tucci was born and lives in Toronto, ON and is the Friesens Sales Representative for the Ontario Region. He has worked in the Graphic Arts Industry since 1989 (28 years) with many well respected companies and has been working specifically in Book Printing helping publishers for 23 years. He joined Friesens Corporation in June 2010. His consultative approach to working with customers has garnered many accolades from customers and peers alike. When not working he enjoys biking, fishing, cooking and travelling especially his recent trips to Hong Kong and Alaska. www.friesens.com