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Susan is available to teach at conferences and groups (online or in-person). Here is a list of her workshops. For more information about having Susan speak, contact her at seminars@practicalinspirations.com.

 

e-Book Creating, Formatting, and Marketing

August 26 through October 14, 2013
Offered through The Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network

You’ve decided that you are going to produce an e-book. Whether you are  publishing through traditional companies or self-publishing, you may need to create your e-product. Or you want to know the process of creating an e-book to  have more knowledge about how your product should look. This course will cover basics of formatting, file conversion, various publishing options, and more details of creating and selling your e-product. You will go through the steps necessary to make a Kindle product you’re your completed manuscript. After completing this class, you will be ready to upload your e-book for sale. (Introduction to ePublishing is recommended but not required.)

This class is e-mail based. On Monday of each during the class, a lesson with assignments will be sent to all class members. Class members post their answers via e-mail. Susan responds to all of the posted assignments. A certificate of completion is available upon completion of the class.

TCP Contributing Members $100 / Online-only members $110 / Nonmembers $130

For registration information or to register for the class

Muse Online Writers Conference

October 7 through 13, 2013

A free writer’s conference that offers a variety of workshops. The classes are conducted through a forum setting, and in some case, a live chat.

Susan is tentatively scheduled to teach the following workshops. She will be teaching in both forum and live chat session. In the forum, a lesson  with assignments is posted daily during the week. Susan responds to all postings. Chat sessions are scheduled for one hour during the week.

Introduction to ePublishing

Writers can no longer ignore e-publishing. It is a vital part of your marketing plan. Whether you are publishing through traditional companies or self-publishing, you need to be aware of the various e-books available, distribution methods, and how they fit in your marketing plan. This course will cover basics of e-publishing: types of e-books, pricing, marketing, and more.

Breaking into the Homeschool Market

According to Education World, homeschooling has increased by 75% since 1999. Traditional textbook publishers have found this market, but you don’t have to write textbooks or study guides to tap into the market. Susan K. Stewart began homeschooling in 1981, before it became fashionable, and has seen the successes and the failures. She will provide hints and tips on breaking into this market with your product, plus a few ideas for creating products for homeschoolers. Fiction writers encouraged to attend.

 Everything I Need to Know Is on the Internet

The wealth of information on the Internet is amazing. It’s not called The Information Super Hiway without good reason. Research is more than a Google search. It still requires getting out of the chair, and away from the computer.

Susan K. Stewart will take you back to the basics of research. She will show how to use original source documents, interviews, and roaming the stacks at the library, in addition to some hints for effective Internet research. Be prepared for some quick assignments to learn the skills.

Registration is now open.

To register for the Muse Online Writers Conference, go to http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com/. Click on “Registration” in the left sidebar menu. In the middle of the page, click on “Register To Our Forum.” Follow the instructions to create an user name and password. Once registered, log-in if requested and go to the “Board Index” at the top of the page. Select the first topic “Register for the 2013 Muse Online Writers Conference” and follow the registration instructions.

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