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Self-Publishing 101 with Ann Dettori

Event description

Turn your draft into a published book.

A workshop designed to simplify the book publishing process. Learn to navigate editing, design, distribution and marketing to transform your manuscript into a published book, with practical insights from Ann’s extensive experience in the industry.


Learning outcomes

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the key differences and benefits of traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing models to determine the best route for your book. 
  • Learn the critical stages of the book production process, including editing, design, and marketing, to enhance the professionalism and market appeal of your published work.  
  • Gain practical strategies for effective book marketing and distribution, ensuring your book reaches its intended audience and achieves maximum impact.  
  • Acquire knowledge on navigating legal and copyright issues to protect your work and rights as an author.  
  • Discover how to select the right editors and designers, and understand the importance of cover design and layout to attract readers.  
  • Develop an understanding of the essential elements of a successful book launch and ongoing promotion to sustain sales and visibility.



This is an in-person workshop; it will be held at State Library of Queensland. This workshop is suitable for writers of all levels and writing backgrounds.


About Ann

Ann Dettori is the CEO of Dettori Publishing, where she has spent years guiding authors through the self-publishing process and working with traditional publishers to create high-quality books. Dettori Publishing is the home of Post Pre-press and Independent Ink where the focus is on transforming manuscripts into published works that resonate with readers and stand the test of time. Ann's role goes beyond publishing; she empowers writers to tell their unique stories with confidence and professionalism and is passionate about helping people share their unique story.


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