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905 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8V 3K3

Everything You Want to Know about Book Publishing & What It Takes to Create a Great Book

A presentation by Craig Shemilt - hosted by Junie Swadron

Craig Shemilt

What: Everything You Want to Know about Book Publishing and What It Takes to Create a Great Book, with Craig Shemilt,
When: Monday, January 13, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (registration 6:00 pm)
Where: Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria
Cost: $18 in advance. $20 at the door

Pre Payment Contact : Junie Swadron –  tel: 250-813-0183
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Book Printer, Craig Shemilt will be giving an informative presentation on what it takes to produce an excellent book and marketing strategies. He will discuss why authors are turning to self publishing, giving his expertise on book publishing, printing, editing, design, formatting,e-books, and the book market.

Writers and authors will leave this presentation with a wealth of information.

Topics covered
1. The book market
2. Traditional Publishing vs. Self Publishing
3. What costs are involved in producing a book
4. Writing your book
5. The Difference between Offset and Digital Printing
6. Designing a great book
7. Marketing and Materials
8. 12 things authors do to sabotage their success
9. Open discussion

Craig Shemilt has been in the Printing, Manufacturing, and Sales industry for more than 40 years. He is a partner in Island Blue Print Co. Ltd and Island Blue Book Printing, a 108-year-old family run business. Craig is the account manager for Island Blue Book Printing and has a client base of more than 3000 authors and 200 publishing companies across Canada. Island Blue Book Printing has more than 13,000 book titles archived in their system.