Calendar of Self-Publishing Classes & Special Events

How to Publish a Book with Amazon

Publishing a book on Amazon is not as daunting as it seems. Free tools are available to help you create an eBook, paperback, and audiobook. Join me for a workshop to learn how to prepare your manuscript for publication, upload your files to the Amazon publishing sites, position your book for the market, and promote your book once it’s available to the public. To enhance your experience, it is suggested that you bring a fully charged laptop or tablet to this class.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6 pm to 8:30 pm, Orange County Community College, 150 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY, (845) 341-4890, Email:cape@sunyorange.edu, Register online

Wednesday, March 12, 2019, 6 pm to 9 pm, Orange County Community College, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940, (845) 341-4890, Email:cape@sunyorange.edu, Register online

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6 pm to 9 pm, Orange County Community College, 1 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550, Phone: 845-341-4890, Email:cape@sunyorange.edu, Register online

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 am to 12 pm, SUNY Ulster, 94 Saint Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY, Phone: (845) 339-2025, Fax: 845-331-23, Email: ceinfo@sunyulster.edu, Register online (search under personal growth)

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Social Media for Authors & Others

In our digital age we are constantly asked to tweet, post, share, follow, and friend. All of this can be confusing and overwhelming. Find out what it all means and learn how to make sense of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest. Learn to develop skills to build your own “pages”, how to upload content, gain followers and increase your online visibility, as well as promote yourself or your products to a global audience. To enhance your experience it’s suggested that you bring a fully charged laptop or tablet.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6 pm to 9 pm, Orange County Community College, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940, (845) 341-4890, Email:cape@sunyorange.edu, Register online

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6 pm to 8:30 pm, Orange County Community College, 1 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550, Phone: 845-341-4890, Fax: 845-341-4897, Email: cape@sunyorange.edu, Register online

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Blogging for Authors & Others

Blogging is a sure way to establish a presence on the internet and build your discoverability. In this two hour course, Middletown author Marianne Sciucco will teach you how to: set up your blog, decide what to blog about, drive traffic to your site, find followers, and more. This course will be helpful to authors and others with a business or product to sell.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6 pm to 9 pm, Orange County Community College, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940, (845) 341-4890, Email:cape@sunyorange.edu, Register online

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1 pm to 3 pm, SUNY Ulster, 94 Saint Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY, Phone: (845) 339-2025, Email: ceinfo@sunyulster.edu, Register online  (search under personal growth)

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Author Collaborations: How to Make Friends & Sell Books

Trying to find your place in the literary market is a complex, competitive challenge. Traveling with others can make for a more pleasant and profitable journey. In this two-hour course, Middletown author Marianne Sciucco will teach you how to make friends with other authors in your genre, why you should bother, and what to do once you’ve entered or created an author collaborative. Sciucco has had years of experience in collaborations as a co-founder of AlzAuthors, the blog for authors writing about the dementias, and as an active member of Clean Indie Reads, home of flinch-free fiction. This course is for authors with a published book or books interested in increasing their discoverability and book sales.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6 pm to 8 pm, (snowdate February 19), Mount Saint Mary College, Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Road, Balmville, NY, desmondcampus@msmc.edu, Phone: (845) 565-2076, Register online

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6 pm to 9 pm, Orange County Community College, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940, (845) 341-4890, Email:cape@sunyorange.edu, Register online

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6 pm to 8:30 pm, Orange County Community College, 1 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550, Phone: 845-341-4890, Fax: 845-341-4897, Email: cape@sunyorange.edu, Register online

Graphics for Authors & Others

Those who use blogging and social media to promote their books and products know that quality graphics are key to attracting potential readers and customers. But where do they get them? And how much do they cost? In this class you will learn how to design compelling graphics using Canva, a free tool that makes it possible to design anything and publish it anywhere. Using drag and drop technology, you can quickly create beautiful ad copy, bookmarks, posters, postcards, and more. It is recommended (not required) that you bring a fully charged laptop or tablet to class so you can start your own projects right away.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6 pm to 8:30 pm, Orange County Community College, 1 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550, Phone: 845-341-4890, Fax: 845-341-4897, Email: cape@sunyorange.edu

Monday, May 6, 2019, 6 pm to 8:30 pm, Orange County Community College, 150 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY, (845) 341-4890, Email:cape@sunyorange.edu, Register