HNSA 2023 Online Program
Workshop: Successful Self-Publishing with Mary Lou Locke
2 July 2023 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In the first half of this three-hour workshop, Locke will discuss the reasons why authors might want to self-publish their work, as well as describe the vast array of resources and tools now available to indie authors that make the process of self-publishing easy and relatively inexpensive. Locke will use examples from her own best-selling Victorian San Francisco Mystery series to show how she turns finished manuscripts into print, ebooks, and audiobooks that are sold by retailers throughout the world.
After a break, in the second half of the workshop, Locke will lay out the main marketing opportunities that are available to self-published authors, including the use of ads, social media, promotional newsletters, and cross promotions.
This workshop will be useful to all fiction authors, whether they are new to publishing, are traditionally published authors looking at self-publishing as a viable addition or alternative, or indie authors who want to increase their sales.
There will be time for both questions and a mid-way break, and Locke will provide a handout with links to the various resources she has discussed.
This workshop will not be recorded.
About Mary Lou Locke
A retired professor of U.S. Women’s history, Mary Louisa Locke became an indie author in 2009 with the publication of Maids of Misfortune, the first book in her US Today best-selling Victorian San Francisco Mystery Series, which is based on her research on late nineteenth century working women in the far west. With over three-quarters of a million books now sold, she has twenty novels and shorter works in this historical mystery series, the latest being Entangled Threads. Locke has spoken frequently on how to self-publish successfully, most recently at the 2017 and 2021 HNS North America Conferences.