ONLINE: Self-Publishing Workshop (1of2)


Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Char's Landing

4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni


Sun, Jan 24th & Jan 31st 2pm PT (virtual doors 1:30pm), ONLINE: Self-Publishing Workshops

Workshop presenter Craig Stephen Copland, self-published over 200 books on Amazon

Organized by Jacqueline Carmichael, founder - Amazing Strong Inspired / Yakfest

Promotions & ZOOM hosting by Electric Mermaid: Live Reads from Char's Landing


Please pre-register for the 2-part workshop.

Part 1 (Jan. 24) 2pm PST, Getting your manuscript up on Amazon


Part 2 (Jan 31) 2pm PST, Marketing your book


Participants may wish to create in advance an account on KDP, Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon) from which to publish. During Part 1, Jan. 24, at 2 pm Pacific Time, Craig will walk authors through the publishing process, from manuscript to published online. (You don't have to actually publish a book that day, but you will understand every step of the process!) During Part 2 of the workshop, on Jan. 31, at 2 pm Pacific Time, we will explore promotional aspects of self-publishing.


Workshop presenter Craig Stephen Copland has self-published over 200 books on Amazon. He is the author of 43 self-published Sherlock Holmes novels. An English major at the University of Toronto, he sat at the feet of both Northrup Frye and Marshall McLuhan and other great literary professors. His professional career took him to over one hundred countries and endless adventures. He is a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of Canada--also known as the Toronto Bootmakers, and he is on a mission to write a new Sherlock Holmes mystery that is related to and inspired by each of the sixty stories in the original Canon. He looks forward to finally settling down when he turns ninety.


Event organizer Jacqueline Carmichael has organized many online events for writers via Zoom. She is the organizer of Women's Winter Yakfest Mondays and Amazing Strong Inspired. She is author of Heard Amid the Guns: True Stories from the Western Front 1914-1918 (Heritage House, 11-03-2020.)


Please pre-register for these workshops.  In the week prior to the events, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the events. When it's time for the events, you will click on the Zoom link to join the events.


These events are free and open to the public. They are organized in cooperation with the live spoken word venue, Electric Mermaid: Live Reads from Char's Landing, in Port Alberni, BC, and Amazing Strong Inspired.


Donations to help Char's Landing support the live arts are gratefully accepted with our thanks.

Bank online to please include the event date and your email address

Char’s gratefully acknowledges Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia @creativebcs and #amplifybc




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Call Char to charge by phone: 250-730-1636

Stop by Char’s Landing to pay by cash/cheque/interac: 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427

We gratefully acknowledge Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia @creativebcs and #amplifybc


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