Do Your E-Book Right: Self-Publishing Secrets for the Family Historian
An E-book is a popular and cost-effective way to publish a family history. This session will cover how to take your idea from draft to publication, how to choose the platform that’s right for you, and offer tips and tricks for formatting and marketing your work. Learn about the self-publishing and print-on-demand platforms including: CreateSpace, Lulu, Smashwords, Kindle, iPad, and how tools such as Evernote, Google Drive, Microsoft One Note, and Scrivener can help with the process. In addition, topics such as acquiring an ISBN, pricing your book, and distribution channels will also be discussed.
Lisa A. Alzo
Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer with over 22 years
experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of nine books, including: Finding Your Slovak Ancestors, Writing Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women. Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, APG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa blogs as “The Accidental Genealogist” blog http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com. For more information see http://www.lisaalzo.com.