Every day authors who are trying to figure out the whole book publishing maze ask questions. Through comments, email, discussions lists, forums and in person, they keep on coming.
This blog, of course, is one of the ways these questions get answered, and through books, guides, and training courses, too.
One of the best new ways to quickly learn skills and processes these days is the webinar. Have you tried it?
What’s a Webinar?
Webinars are simply online meetings. During the meeting, which you attend by going to a web page set up by the webinar sponsor, you can watch a video presentation while also hearing someone talk you through it at the same time.
Usually these presentations use slides of some kind, but they can use other formats as well. Since everyone is online at the same time, it really is a live event.
You can also usually dial in and listen with a telephone, although you won’t be able to see the graphics.
This format allows you to learn through both visuals and audio, which really makes more impact than if you just read something.
And if you can’t make the specific date or time the webinar is offered, the host usually provides a “replay” link so you can watch it in your own good time, at your convenience.
The other great thing about webinars is the ability to ask questions. This allows you to apply what you’re learning to your own book projects, and also allows you to clear up anything that isn’t making sense.
New Webinar Series from The Book Designer
All of which is a long way of saying that later this month I’m going to start a webinar series to get authors up to speed on the stuff you need to know to “publish smart.”
But I have a problem, and that’s where you come in.
I’ve got lots of topics I think you would like, and which would undoubtedly be helpful. But I don’t know which ones are “hot button” issues for you right now.
Since I want to make these webinars as useful to you as possible, I’m asking for your help.
Just below here you should see an embedded survey form that asks you exactly what you’d like to see presented in a webinar. (If you don’t see it, please refresh your screen.)
There are 9 titles of webinars with a bit of explanation for each.
Please pick the 2 you would most like to get training on. And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, that’s fine because there’s a space at the bottom to add one of your own that I simply didn’t think of.
And don’t forget to hit the “Done” button when you’re finished.
I’ll post the results here next week, so you can see how others voted too.
And thanks for your time, I really appreciate it. Here’s the survey:
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Photo by Richard Elzey