Publish Your Own Book: Promotion & Distribution

Book Publishing photo - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Overview

Are you interested in learning how to write a book, but need more information and support to get it done successfully? Learn the art of publishing your book, from writing to editing, design, and final publication.

In this class, the first of a two-part series, we will focus on writing your book and consider all of the questions needed to create excellent content. What is the story you want to tell and how do you tell it? Who is your audience and how do you approach your audience and readers?

Explore storytelling, the editing process, and all of the steps and considerations for writing your book. Consider the visual aspects of your book, including layout, illustration, design, and your book's cover. How do you want the final product to look and feel when it is being held and read?

You can publish your book in your native language, whether it is English or another language. Instructor Georgetta Gancarz, explains, "I want students to express themselves in their identity and culture. For me as an artist, freedom of self-expression, including culture, is necessary to be true and creative." She has written and published 20 books to date, and also teaches multiple art classes for Continuing Education.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the steps needed to complete, publish, promote, and distribute a book
  • Become familiar with ISBN and get a number for your book
  • Develop an understanding of your audience and future readers
  • Create a plan for marketing and distributing your book


Who Might Enjoy This Class

Writers, artists, photographers, and anyone interested in publishing a book.


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