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Self-publish your book for free workshop in Nanaimo

Self-Publish Your Book for Free For writers who want to get their stories published but don’t have a lot of funds, there are ways to self-publish your book for free. You will learn how to publish on several platforms including Amazon, Smashwords, and Good Reads. You will learn how to turn your ebook into a print book. And all for free! Workshop takes place at the Beban Social Centre in Nanimo on Sunday, April 2 from 9:00-4:00. The code is...

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Editing workshop on Sunday, January 22

Writers who near in Duncan – Sunday, January 22 in the Mesachie Room at the Island Savings Center from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Jennifer Manuel will be giving her much praised workshop on how to revise your manuscript or story. Cost is $15 for FBCW members and $25 for non-members. Email me to register (info@selfpublishing.ca), but I’m not set up for pre-payment so you will have to pay cash or cheque when you arrive. Please make...

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Registering copyright under a pen name

Dennis wrote: Hi, I have a question and I couldn’t find it online. Question: If I register copyright for my book with a pseudonym in “author” section, how can I later prove that it was me working under that pseudonym? Is there a “Canadian Pseudonym Registry” or something? Thank you!   Dear Dennis, I found this information online at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website. You can register the...

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Surrey International Writers’ Conference

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Surrey International Writers’ Conference #siwc. What an incredible experience! I met so many writers (there were about 600 of us!), some who are published and others who were just starting out. This year’s theme was This day we write! I even bought a tee shirt with this quote to motivate me. I attended workshops put on by such well known authors as Bob Mayer, Robert Dugoni,...

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National Novel Writing Month

Today begins National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write a novel in one month. To do that, you need to write nearly 2,700 words a day! That’s a lot of words. NaNoWriMo has been going on for many years and yes, some people do actually manage to get their novel written in a month. They have a plan and then it’s ‘bums in seats’ time to get it written. Presumably it’s a first draft and will...

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Welcome back!

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting for awhile. This site was getting spammed like crazy – I spent days deleting hundreds of spam comments. To solve the problem, I had to turn off Comments. Unfortunately, that means that those of you who are genuinely interested in self-publishing can’t leave comments either. If you have a question, just click on the Contact tab and send me an email. I’ll respond...

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Still time to register for Online Publishing workshop!

There is still time to register for How to Publish a Book Online on Saturday, November 7 at 0900-1600 (includes breaks). Call ISC at 250-748-7529 to register. The code is 5461.

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