Tony Teaches Local Authors

Tony gives back to aspiring authors and writers in Charlottesville Virginia by sharing his insights and writing knowledge in a free series of workshops. Come join him before it is over!

Event Details

WhereThe Charlottesville Barnes and Noble (see event here)
When: April 27th, May 3rd, 10th, 17th @ 9:30am – 10:00am
Who: All interested aspiring and seasoned authors

David Moody from Authorspress Publishing will provide publishers insight at all sessions, giving insights about preparing, publishing, distributing and marketing books.

Workshop resources will be provide at each session and various references will be listed here on Tony’s blog:

Self Publisher References/Notes

Prepare your manuscript in your editor of choice. It is recommended that you try out Scrivner to help you productively prepare and organize.

Book Cover Design – strongly recommend hiring a professional book designer who can design both interior layout of the book and the complete cover and dust cover.

To familiarize yourself with some of the basics of book cover design see these third party references:

Authors need to be resilient and get multiple levels of editing and proof reading. Here are some examples of third party editing services:

Test your print run and have it proofed by an independent who just proofs (reads it) again after receiving proof from printer.

You book designer will take care of ISBNs, pricing barcodes, imprints, copyright, etc.

See you on Saturday!