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"The Self-Publishing Go Bag: What You Need to Know to Get Started" ONLINE with Lori Ryan

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Online Class

9/19/2018 From 06:30 PM CST to 09:30 PM CST


$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)

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Want to learn the essentials to self-publishing on all major platforms?

This class is for the beginner-level author starting from scratch as a self-publisher. The instructor, a bestselling author who has published both traditionally and with self-publishing, will talk about what to sell, where to sell it, editing, covers, formatting, newsletters, social media, and scheduling of releases. The class will include plenty of time for questions to make sure everyone leaves with the information they need to begin planning their own publication.

Students will learn how to prep their books and where to publish them. The class will also cover marketing tips and how to time releases to maximize success.



  • You have decided to self-publish but aren't sure how to go about it.
  • You're in the midst of self-publishing and want advice for dealing with a particular platform.
  • You need an A to Z map for self-publishing your book
  • You want to know how to deal with marketing your self-published book once you have it up for sale



  • "This was the third workshop I've attended regarding self-publishing e-books, but by far the most detailed and helpful."
  • "Lori is an excellent presenter, and she had plenty of valuable information to share."
  • "I appreciated Lori's expertise and her willingness to share what she has learned over the years. I was still trying to decide whether to self publish or not, but this class convinced me it's the right thing to do."



Lori Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romantic suspense and contemporary romance. She entered the self-publishing market in 2013 and has over 20 titles out. She continues to self-publish but also has a series published by Silverhart Publishing. She loves working with other authors on joint projects and enjoys teaching others how to navigate the self-publishing landscape.






$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers


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

Online registration will close at 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, September 19. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. 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.



Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.


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


This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit