[PAST EVENT] Jim Azevedo of Smashwords to Speak About Publishing E-Books
About this event:
Join BAIPA on January 14
To Learn the Ins and Outs of
with Smashwords Marketing Director Jim Azevedo
Morning Speaker Presentation: 11am to 12:15pm
(General meeting begins at 9am, speaker presentation is at 11am, after Q&A,
networking time, introductions & announcements)
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An Introduction to E-Book Self-Publishing
It’s easier to self-publish an e-book than you might imagine. No technical experience necessary! In this introductory, jargon-free primer to e-book self-publishing, we’ll cover the basics. You’ll be presented an e-book publishing checklist covering everything you need to know to get started. The session will begin by providing an overview of the latest e-book market trends, and then we’ll provide detailed guidance on e-book creation, pricing and distribution. Attendees will learn how to get their books distributed to libraries and major ebook retailers. This session is ideal for both aspiring authors working on their first book, as well as professional authors who are investigating e-book self-publishing for the first time.
About Jim Azevedo
Jim Azevedo is the marketing director at Smashwords, the largest distributor of self-published e-books serving over 120,000 independent authors, publishers, and literary agents. Since 2008, Smashwords has helped authors around the world publish and distribute more than 420,000 titles to top e-book retailers, subscription services, and public libraries. Jim’s career began more than 20 years ago in the Silicon Valley high-tech world. For the past 15 years, Jim has been the drummer for Rivals, a popular San Francisco Bay Area hard rock band. His forthcoming nonfiction title, How to Get Your Band out of The Garage, will be published in late 2017.