Self-Publishing 101 Workshop

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ashland Public Library
Stockwell Meeting Room

Event Details

Did you know that for about $5, you can hold a copy of your own book in your hands? This event is part of the Summer Author Series!

This 2-hour workshop, presented by JoAnn Shade, local columnist and author, provides an overview of the basics of publishing your own book: manuscript preparation, cover design, ebook publishing, and development of a simple marketing plan.

About JoAnn Shade
When Ashland resident JoAnn Streeter Shade retired from Salvation Army ministry at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in 2012, she expanded her interest in writing by developing a variety of resources, including a series of Advent meditations, collections of her newspaper columns, books in support for those in difficult marriages and women impacted by sexual abuse, creative writing guides, and historical accounts of Eliza Duncan (founder of Massillon, OH) and Eliza Armstrong, the center of a controversial plan to minimize human trafficking in the 1880s. In doing so, she encountered the expanding field of self-publication (print on demand), and has successfully published twenty+ books through that avenue. 

She has also enjoyed assisting more than a dozen local writers in producing their books through this means.   She is a weekly columnist for the Ashland Times-Gazette and is a regular contributor to a number of Salvation Army publications. She is married to Larry, is the mother of three adult sons, Greg, Drew and Dan, and Lauren, a beloved daughter-in-law, and is Nana to the lovely Madelyn Simone and the delightful Elizabeth Holiday. She combines her academic training from Ashland Theological Seminary with a writer's eye, a pastor's heart, and a grandmother’s joy through Gracednotes Ministries.

Age Group(s): ADULT
Presenter: JoAnn Shade