Self-Publishing Classes & Events
Are you in our neck of the woods? Join us for our monthly self-publishing classes and Author Support Groups that are held twice a month in our classroom in Roswell, Georgia. We occasional hold other self-publishing related events and classes, so be sure to check back for future upcoming events.
Author Support Group & Classes
Our author support groups are a great way to meet and network with other local authors and to learn all about the world of self-publishing. Our regular groups are held on the second Wednesday of each month at our classroom in Roswell, Georgia.
We will also occasionally hold more in-depth self-publishing classes.
Author Support Group Format
- Every attendee will have a few minutes to introduce themselves and either ask questions to the group or share news and information. Questions that will take a long time to discuss will be tabled until the last part of the meeting so that we stay on track.
- We will then have a round-table discussion on a specific topic lead my Kimberly Martin or by a guest speaker. Typical topics of discussion include writing tips, motivation and methods, book marketing, author platforms, social media, the self-publishing process, and book design. One main topic will be presented for discussion each month.
- The last segment will be to discuss any questions presented in the first part, network with one another, and to speak directly with Kimberly about self-publishing.
How to find us
Our address: 875 Old Roswell Road #E-200, Roswell, GA 30076
We are located in the Old Roswell Exchange office complex off of Old Roswell Road in Building E, Suite 200.
Thu23Mar20176:45 PM875 Old Roswell Rd #E-300, Roswell, GA 30076
Is your book being noticed on Amazon?
For this Meetup we will discuss the methods you can use to make your book more discoverable on Amazon. We will take a look at:
- Sales Rank
- Choosing the right categories for your book
- Best seller lists
- Keywords / Search Results
- Look Inside PDFs
- Amazon Author Central
- Advertising options
Wed12Apr20176:45 PM875 Old Roswell Rd #E-300, Roswell, GA 30076
This Meetup's topic will be on using Facebook to grow your author platform, connect with readers, and sell more books!
We will discuss:
- Facebook business pages versus a personal Facebook account
- How to create a Facebook business page
- Facebook cover image and profile picture
- How to use your Facebook business page tools
- What type of content to post
- How often to post
- Scheduling posts in advance
- Boosting posts
- Increasing your Facebook followers
Thu27Apr20176:45 PM875 Old Roswell Rd #E-300, Roswell, GA 30076
Topic to be announced!
Wed10May20176:45 PM875 Old Roswell Rd #E-300, Roswell, GA 30076
Topic to be announced!
Thu22Jun20176:30 PM ET875 Old Roswell RD E-200, Roswell, GA 30076
This Meetup's topic will be on using Mailchimp.
Mailchimp is a mailing list service that many authors use to manage their mailing lists. This is an advanced class where I will teach you the following via a step-by-step demonstration:
- Signing up for Mailchimp
- Creating your mailing list
- Designing your list template
- Setting up your mailing list sign up forms
- Placing your sign up forms on a WordPress website
- Sending an email to your list
- Scheduling emails in advance
- Enabling your email hook download when someone subscribes to your list
Wed12Jul20176:30 PM ET875 Old Roswell RD E-200, Roswell, GA 30076
This month's topic will be on Interior Book Design.
Kimberly will lead a discussion on interior book design as a self-published author.
- What makes for a good or bad design?
- What are some common mistakes made when self-publishers design their own interiors?
- What are your options and costs for a book design?
Wed11Oct20176:30 PM to 8:30 PM875 Old Roswell Road STE E-200, Roswell, GA 30076
Feeling lost? Blazing a trail through the ever-changing world of self-publishing can be a daunting task. Our Game Plan to Self-Publishing class is designed to help you find your way.
Join Kimberly Martin, founder of Jera Publishing, as she walks you through the 6 Plays to Self-Publishing.
- Write your book
- Research your options
- Setup your business
- Construct your author platform
- Build your book
- Market your book
Wed08Nov20176:30 PM to 8:00 PM875 Old Roswell Road STE E-200, Roswell, GA 30076
Meet other local authors at our monthly Author Support Group!
For all types of authors: published, self-published, and want-to-be-published. All genres welcomed.
Come hang out, build relationships, have fun, and learn about the book publishing world.