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NMSU Library and NMSU Teaching Academy Announce Self-Publishing Workshop

Date: September 25, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kristina Martinez, NMSU Library, (575) 646-3642, krismart@lib.nmsu.edu



NMSU Library and NMSU Teaching Academy are co-sponsoring a free self-publishing workshop to be held, October 25th 9:00am – 4:30pm.  This one-day class will demonstrate how to prepare your book for publication using Microsoft Publisher® and Adobe Photoshop Elements®. Once you have it 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? Etc.)
  • 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 (Kindle, Nook, etc.)

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

To register, please visit http://teaching.nmsu.edu/ or call 575-646-2204.

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