Self-Publishing Workshop

Being Your Own Publisher with Annelies Pool

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 1-4:30 pm
Aurora College, Room 308, Yellowknife NT
Fee: $40 (10% Discount for NorthWords Members)
Registration: Yellowknife Book Cellar

With the rise of new digital technologies, the publishing industry is in a state of flux and it has become more difficult to get a traditional publishing contract. At the same time, Print on Demand and ebook technologies are making self-publishing more accessible to authors. This workshop looks at all aspects of being an indie publisher with an emphasis of print-on-demand publishing and publishing ebooks, including:

  • The difference between traditional and self-publishing
  • The pros and cons of self-publishing
  • The various types of self-publishing options that are available
  • The pros and cons of each option
  • The costs of self-publishing
  • The difference between vanity publishing and self-publishing
  • The print-on-demand model vs. traditional self-publishing
  • The things you have to do in order to self-publish
  • The importance of editing and book design
  • Publishing an ebook
  • Budgeting for a self-publisher
  • Marketing and promotion for self-publishers

Annelies Pool has more than 30 years experience as a writer/editor/publisher in the NWT. She is well-known throughout the North for her columns and articles which have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. She is a former managing editor of the Northern News Services publications in Yellowknife as well as a former editor/publisher of above&beyond, Canada’s Arctic Journal. Today when she is not writing, she serves as the Executive Director of the NorthWords Writers Festival.

Annelies independently published her book iceberg tea as a softcover and an ebook under her own imprint Prelude Books, a venture that has been successful both financially and artistically. In in her capacity as the NorthWords Executive Director, she is coordinating the publication of the yet-to-be-named Anthology of NWT Writing. Her experience as a magazine publisher/editor, as publisher of her own book and now as coordinator of the upcoming anthology have made Annelies knowledgeable about the publishing industry as a whole, and self-publishing in particular.

For more information about Annelies, please visit her website: