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"Author to Entrepreneur: A Roadmap to Effective Self-Publishing" with Danielle H. Acee

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St. Edward's University, Trustee Hall rm. 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

4/30/2016 From 9 am to 3 pm


$99 for members (log in for member pricing)

$159 nonmembers

NOTE: This class is SOLD OUT; no walk up registrations will be available at the door.


Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Note: Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, April 28. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check or money order for the walk-up rate - $109 for members and $169 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. Thank you!

Are you curious about what "self-publishing" means in today's market? Do you wonder if self-publishing is the right path for achieving your goals as an author? Are you looking for strategies that can help you to become a more effective self-published author?

Now more than ever, self-publishing is a legitimate path to both publication and establishing a name for yourself as an author. Writers equipped with the understanding, tools, mechanisms, and drive can break through into the publishing realm with not only a published title, but readers willing to follow and support them.

This class will cover the ins and outs of self-publishing today and will:

  • Discuss the history, benefits, steps and costs to self-publishing.
  • Provide examples of successful self-publishing business models and breakdown the components of those models.
  • Detail the publishing industry’s “gold standard” practices and show you how you can emulate those practices.
  • Identify the necessary steps you must take to give yourself the best chance to be successful as a self-published author.
  • Give you a list of tools, resources, and methods necessary to move easily toward publication and attract readers.

You will learn:

  • The key components to self-publishing;
  • The best software, online tools, and apps to use for each phase of the self-publishing process;
  • When to DIY vs. when to employ publishing industry professionals;
  • The potential time and monetary costs related to self-publishing;
  • How to embrace success and dismiss any misnomers about what it means to be a self-published author.

Each student will leave the class with a clearer understanding of his/her publishing goals, an outline of strategies to reach his/her goals, and a "to do" list of next steps for getting started.

About the Instructor:

Danielle H. Acee is co-owner of The Authors’ Assistant, a writer’s one-stop-shop for editing, publishing, and promotional services founded over 20 years ago. The Authors’ Assistant has worked with award-winning and bestselling authors such as Janice Woods Windle, True Women; Mike Kearby, Spur Award Finalist; Chris Rogers, Dixie Flannigan Series; and Jack Woodville London, French Letters, a WWII Historical Fiction trilogy.


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NOTE: Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. For policies, please visit our Classes page.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at

Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to

The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit