Class Schedule & Events



Classes


How to Publish a Book with Amazon
Publishing a book on Amazon is not as daunting as it seems. Free tools are available to help you create an eBook, paperback, and audiobook. Join Middletown author Marianne Sciucco (Blue Hydrangeas, Swim Season) for a three-hour workshop to learn how to prepare your manuscript for publication, upload your files to the Amazon publishing sites, position your book for the market, and promote your book once it’s available to the public. To enhance your experience it is suggested that you bring a fully charged laptop or tablet to this class.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 6 pm to 9 pm

 Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 341-4890

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6 pm to 9 pm

 Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 341-4890

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Social Media for Authors & Others

In our digital age we are constantly asked to tweet, post, share, follow, and friend. All of this can be confusing and overwhelming! Find out what it all means and learn how to make sense of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest. Learn to develop skills to build your own "pages", how to upload content, gain followers and increase your online visibility, as well as promote yourself or your products to a global audience. To enhance your experience it's suggested that you bring a fully charged laptop or tablet.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6 pm to 9 pm

 Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 341-4890
Register


Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6 pm to 9 pm


Orange County Community College
150 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY
(845) 341-4890
Register

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6 pm to 9 pm

 Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 341-4890



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Blogging for Authors & Others

Blogging is a sure way to establish a presence on the internet and build your discoverability. In this two hour course, Middletown author Marianne Sciucco will teach you how to: set up your blog, decide what to blog about, drive traffic to your site, find followers, and more. This course will be helpful to authors and others with a business or product to sell.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6 pm to 9 pm

 Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 341-4890

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6 pm to 9 pm

 Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 341-4890

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Author Collaborations:
How to Make Friends & Sell Books


Trying to find your place in the literary market is a complex, competitive challenge. Traveling with others can make for a more pleasant and profitable journey. In this two-hour course, Middletown author Marianne Sciucco will teach you how to make friends with other authors in your genre, why you should bother, and what to do once you've entered or created an author collaborative. Sciucco has had years of experience in collaborations as a co-founder of AlzAuthors, the blog for authors writing about the dementias, and as an active member of Clean Indie Reads, home of flinch-free fiction. This course is for authors with a published book or books interested in increasing their discoverability and book sales. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 10 am to 12 pm

Mount Saint Mary College
Desmond Campus
6 Albany Post Road
Balmville, NY
Website
desmondcampus@msmc.edu
(845) 565-2076

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6 pm to 9 pm


Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 341-4890
Register

Tuesday, April 9, 6 pm to 9 pm


Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 341-4890
Register


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Write Release Retail: 
How to Become an Indie Author

Publishing your work and launching it into the literary marketplace is easier than ever now with the advent of self-publishing platforms like Kindle, Create Space, Kobo, Smashwords, and others. Aspiring authors have many opportunities to sell their work to readers all over the world via online booksellers. In this four-hour class you will learn how to start your project; create a publishable manuscript; choose your publishing partners; build your social media platform; and promote and market your work. This class is recommended for anyone interested in self-publishing a novel, memoir, children’s book, or non-fiction work. 

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10 am - 2 pm

SUNY Ulster
94 Mary's Avenue
Kingston, NY 


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