David Lawlor, Associate Editor Evening Herald, and author of the historical fiction novel Tan
Customers of Amazon in the UK and the US are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books. In fact the growth in eBooks has been faster in the UK than in the US and clearly shows how quickly readers are embracing eBooks. For example, the best selling Hunger Games eBooks outsold the print edition nearly four to one! Digital publishing is here to stay but how can an aspiring writer join this online revolution?
The course will introduce participants to the essentials of how to publish online and make your work available for digital download for iPad, Kindle and other e-readers. All of the elements are covered: from finding and refining an idea, managing the writing process, editing to subbing and signing off on the final draft. The next stage is focused on getting the writers finished product distributed on all the major eBook platforms around the world such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony, and then creating a marketing campaign on social media to generate interest.
Who should attend?
The programme is designed for writers who want to publish a book. It might be a novel, a family history, a biography, a collection of recipes for a cookbook, a children’s story or young-adult fiction. This course is designed to show you how to take your idea through the writing, editing and digital publishing stages. Whether you have a book idea or a finished draft, we show you how to manage your work and guide you through the path to digital publication.
100% of the participants of our most recent Diploma course said they would “recommend the course to a friend”
Meet the Lecturers
Ciarán Ó Conluain comes from a marketing and business background and runs the digital and publishing arm of BeCreative Media Group in Dublin. He has experience with bringing books to market over many platforms including Amazon, Apples iBookstore and Barnes & Noble.
Kevin Flanagan is a best-selling writer with six books to his name. He has also published on the main international digital platforms like Amazon. He is MD of the BeCreative Media Group in Dublin which is responsible for producing magazines for Independent News & Media. He edits The Sunday Independent Travel Magazine and Irish Independent LoveFood supplement.
Next start date: Feb 2013
3 hours every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – 9.30pm.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01 672 5058
Or www.independentcolleges.ie/faculty-of-journalism/e-book-publishing for additional information
10 weeks, one evening per week (6:30 – 9:30pm)
Part time: €895 (Payment plan options available – Please call 01 672 5058 for details)