506 Write and Self-Publish Your L&D Book
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 26
Many people have helpful information to share with others, but the idea of writing a book can seem overwhelming. Even if the writing itself is something you are confident about, the “getting published” part can be difficult. Working with major publication companies is challenging and takes a lot of time; by the time a published book gets out into the world, some information might even be out of date!
In this session, you will explore how to put your book idea out there through the growing world of self-publishing. You will explore how self-publishing works and discover how it allows you to control the process and get information out on your own schedule. You will leave this session with tips and strategies to help you self-publish your first book!
In this session, you will learn:
- How to analyze whether self-publishing is good for you
- Which resources you will need to have in place
- How to format the interior of books yourself
- How to make decent covers for your books yourself
Intermediate to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.
Patti Shank, the president of Learning Peaks, is an internationally known learning expert, researcher, author, and writer who has been named one of the 10 most influential people in eLearning internationally. She is the author, co-author, or editor of numerous books. Patti was the research director for The eLearning Guild and an award-winning contributing editor for Online Learning Magazine, and her articles are found in the ATD Science of Learning and Senior Leaders Blogs and elsewhere.