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"Self Publishing with Create Space: Everything You Need to Know and Many Things You Haven't Considered" with Tracy Schorn

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Mitte Carriage House
1008C West Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

11/3/2015 From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


This class is currently at capacity. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Questions? Please see our Classes page or call 512-499-8914. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mitte Carriage House, 1008-C West Ave., Austin, TX 78701

$99 per ticket - for current WLT members only!

This class is strictly capped at 10 students, so sign up soon!  Before purchasing, please read all policies on our Classes page.

Ready to self-publish but are overwhelmed with all the platform choices? This intensive course walks you through all the steps to using CreateSpace, Amazon’s print-on-demand outlet for self-publishing. In this course we will cover:

  • Preparing your manuscript — editing, typesetting, and cover design — should you outsource some of this?
  • Graphics — special considerations for illustrated work and photographs.
  • File extensions — Amazon does not play nicely with Adobe products.
  • Staying in the Amazon universe — pros and cons
  • Uploading your book — things to consider before you hit “send.”
  • Hidden costs on CreateSpace — ISBN, Library of Congress listings, etc.
  • Royalties and distribution — getting paid!

About the instructor:

Tracy Schorn is a blogger and a successful self-publisher. Her first self-published book, The Chump Lady Survival Guide to Infidelity became a #1 Amazon best seller in divorce the first day it was for sale in 2014 and was later bought by trade publisher Running Press (Perseus).

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