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NMSU Library and Teaching Academy Announce Self-Publishing Workshop

 

NMSU’s Library and Teaching Academy are co-sponsoring a free self-publishing workshop to be held October 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Milton Hall Room 50.  This one-day class will demonstrate how to prepare your book for publication using Microsoft Publisher® and Adobe Photoshop Elements®.  Once you have your book prepared, you can upload it to CreateSpace.com and get it published without spending a dime.

Topics will include:

  • How to organize your book (title page, table of contents, etc.)
  • How to design a page (Look closely at several books and notice that pages are carefully designed)
  • How to use fonts and dingbats effectively (Don’t know what a “dingbat” is?  Come to the seminar and find out)
  • What decisions you have to make (What size font?  What size margins?)
  • How to use Microsoft Publisher®
  • How to prepare photographs for your book using Adobe Photoshop Elements®
  • How to design an effective cover
  • How to prepare your cover using Adobe Photoshop Elements®
  • How to submit your book to CreateSpace.com.

The workshop will not cover e-book publishing such as the Kindle or Nook.

The workshop will be taught by Dr. Richard Davies, an NMSU alumni and the author of four self-published books.  Dr. Davies teaches self-publishing skills in the Continuing Education Division of Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia.

Registration closes October 5.  To register, please visit http://teaching.nmsu.edu/ or call (575) 646-2204.

September 30, 2013 Categories: News NMSU Library and Teaching Academy Announce Self-Publishing Workshop