MWPA-215x215Instructor: Katherine Mayfield
Date & Time: Saturday, February 6 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland (7th Floor)
Level: Open
Attendees: RSVP HERE
Fee: MWPA Member $Free | Nonmember $8 (donation)

You don’t have to pay a pro to publish your ebooks on Amazon and Smashwords. You can do it yourself!

In this workshop, author and publisher Katherine Mayfield will show you how to format your ebook before uploading, as well as how to set up a publishing bookshelf on Amazon and a dashboard on Smashwords. You’ll learn why tags and categories are extremely important when publishing on Amazon, the value of setting up free days with KDP Select, how to make your book into a marketing tool, and more. Topics to be covered include:

Publishing an ebook on Amazon

  • How to set up a publishing bookshelf on Amazon
  • Explanation of Bookshelf and Reports functions
  • How to format your ebook before uploading
  • Making your ebook into a marketing tool
  • Uploading your ebook
  • Why tags and categories are important when uploading ebooks
  • Previewing an ebook
  • Setting up free days with KDP Select – advantages and disadvantages
  • Amazon Author Central: creating and updating your Author Page

Publishing on Smashwords (for Nook, Apple, Kobi, etc.)

  • How to set up an account
  • Using the Style Guide to format your ebook
  • Uploading
  • Discount coupons

*FREE PARKING is available for the event in the USM parking garage; cars parked in the surface lots may be ticketed.

Rich Beauchesne photo

Rich Beauchesne photo

Katherine Mayfield is the editor and publisher of the Maine Review. She is the author of the award-winning memoir The Box of Daughter and several books on dysfunctional families and recovery from bullying. Katherine’s work has been published in Dance Teacher Now magazine, Dance Spirit magazine, The Significato Journal, Sasee magazine, The Women’s Times, the Montague Reporter, and the Greenfield Recorder, as well as on numerous websites. She’s been a professional editor for more than twenty years, working with authors and publishers in every genre. She loves working with writers and reading all styles of writing. VISIT (edit)