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Write & Publish Your Family History Book Online Course

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This hands-on online course helps you get done the steps for publishing your own family history book.

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Finally...Click the “Publish” Button!

This course will jumpstart your process so you can joyously click the “Publish” button and receive your printed family history book in the mail. You’ll be able to give it as a gift or even sell it online! That book will become a cherished family heirloom that parents in your family will be reading to kids as bedtime stories for generations. Getting your book done is your chance to inspire the next generation of kids in your family. This course is a hands-on journey that gives you the skills to tackle that book idea, break down any obstacles, and actually get your project done.

Conducted on Zoom Meetings this is a series includes:

  • Eight weekly 2 hour online hands-on work Zoom session classes from January 5 - February 23, 2021
  • Instruction, examples, Q&A, group discussion, and links to reference materials
  • Free Windows & Mac software for manuscript writing, photo editing, and book publishing
  • Access to a private Facebook Group with your fellow book publishers where you can ask questions, get advice, show off your work, and cheer each other on.
  • Two 60 minute 1-on-1 online coaching sessions with personal historian Cory Bretz
  • An online Book Reveal Party streamed live on Facebook where you’ll get a chance to show off your book (or part of it) to the world!
  • Following the course on-going Alumni status and free attendance at all future book publishing courses

Topics Covered In the Classes

  • Planning Your Book
  • Free Online Technology
  • Organizing Your Story
  • Storytelling Basics & Writing
  • Images: Digitizing, Developing, &Storage
  • Research, Genealogy, & Interviewing
  • Book Design
  • Proofing & Preflighting
  • Publishing & Sharing Online

This course is perfect for you if you like to do-it-yourself, gather skills to work at your own pace, or you need accountability to get it done by partnering with others.

We'll be using free software like Google Docs and Google Backup and Sync, Google Photos, GIMP and Blurb BookWright. If you want more design capability we're also teaching how to use Affinity Publisher and Affinity Photo.

This course is led by personal historian Cory Bretz who has been producing print books for years for clients. He’s already made all the mistakes, learned the hard way...so you don’t have to! Cory focuses on helping you move past whatever obstacles you feel like you’re facing in your bookmaking project so you can get it done and inspire the world.

Attendance is limited to 20 people per class.

Course fee is $199 USD.

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