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Getting Your Self-Publishing Client to a Finished Product You Can Both Be Proud Of (Webinar Recording)


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The session is a comprehensive overview of the independent publishing process, including ethical, financial, and practical considerations. Figure out where you can fit into the process in a way that works best for you.

At the end of this session you should be able to:

  1. Explain the book production process to your clients
  2. Determine the kinds of services that will best help your clients achieve their goals
  3. Develop a framework for partnering efficiently with other service providers

Topics Covered

  • Who the clients are
  • The questions you need to sort out before you begin
  • The stages of the book development process
  • Where development editing, line editing, and copyediting fit into the process
  • The copyeditor’s involvement beyond getting the text right
  • The six design modalities involved in producing a print book
  • Guiding the client through to a finished product

Presenter’s bio:
Dick Margulis has decades of experience in both editing and typography. In 2004 he started his business producing high-quality books for authors who publish independently.

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