Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Genealogy Boot Camp is Back! Learn How to Survive Self-Publishing - 22 March 2014

Once again I am pleased to team up with my colleague and friend, Thomas MacEntee to offer another Genealogy Boot Camp experience - Self-Publishing Survival Guide - on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  

Here's the announcement from Hack Genealogy.  Hope you can join us!




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Come join well-known genealogy educators Lisa Alzo and Thomas MacEntee as they team up to offer a unique education event: Self-Publishing Survival Guide! On Saturday, 22 March 2014, you’ll be able to learn from two experts on how to take your written genealogical research and publish it in both print and e-book format.
Are you all ready to publish on your own, but you don’t know where to start and have these questions?
  • What is the best self-publishing platform for me and my book?
  • Should I use a service that handles book cover design, marketing and more . . . or can I really do this all on my own?
  • Should I have a print version and an e-book version?
  • What are the formatting and document preparation requirements for both print and e-book self-publishing?

Schedule
  • 11:00 am EDT /10:00 am CDT
  • Welcome / Meet & Greet
  • 11:15 am EDT / 10:15 am CDT
  • DIY Publishing for the Family Historian: Tips, Tricks and Tools
  • Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
  • 12:30 pm EDT/11:30 am CDT
  • Break
  • 1:00 pm EDT /12:00 pm CDT
  • Microsoft Word Secrets for Self-Publishing
  • Thomas MacEntee
  • 2:30 pm EDT / 1:30 pm CDT
  • Closing and Thank You

Webinars


DIY Publishing for the Family Historian: Tips, Tricks and Tools
Presented by:  Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
Whether you’re a family historian looking to share information with your family, an aspiring author, or a society looking for cost-effective way to produce materials, this session is just what you need to get started with self-publishing. Learn tips and tricks for preparing your book from idea to print, and the basics about which software and online writing tools can help with the process. Various self-publishing/print-on-demand platforms including: CreateSpace, Lulu, Smashwords, Kindle, and more, will also be briefly discussed.*
*    Attendees will also receive a free Self-Publishing Checklist.
Microsoft Word Secrets for Self-Publishing
Presented by:  Thomas MacEntee
Preparing a written narrative extracted from your genealogy research may seem straightforward, even using a generally accepted document software like Microsoft Word*. But there are special considerations when it comes to self-publishing that narrative, in both print and e-book format. Learn the secrets to producing a formatted narrative that can easily be published on a variety of self-publishing platforms.**
*    Microsoft Word 2010 will be the version used during the webinar. Many, if not all, of the features are the same or similar on other versions of Word including 2007 and 2013.
**   Attendees will also receive access to a special Self-Publishing for Genealogists Toolbox – tons of links covering platforms, methods and tips!
Bios
Lisa Alzo
Lisa A. Alzo
Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of nine books, including: Finding Your Slovak AncestorsWriting Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women. Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree MagazineFamily Chronicle,Internet GenealogyAPG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa blogs as “The Accidental Genealogist” blog http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com. For more information see http://www.lisaalzo.com.
Thomas Mac Entee
Thomas Macentee
When he’s not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of GeneaBloggers.com, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not easy, but he manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field.
Ready to join in this great educational event? Please click here to  visit the Hack Genealogy website to register or learn more.  Space is limited so reserve your spot today! Please read the Terms and Conditions for all Hack Genealogy Boot Camp events before you pay and register! 
Questions? Email: hackgenealogy@gmail.com.
©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee
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