Workshop Sessions Announced

There are lots of great opportunities for learning with this year’s workshops at the Self-Published Book Festival. All of the workshops are free, though we do ask for registration for everything but the keynote. There will be three workshop sessions this year: two on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Let’s take a look at the offerings in Session 1 – Saturday, November 7, 1:00 – 2:30

  • “A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing,” presented by Judy Shenouda

Judy is a self-published author of two books, Career Success in 12 Easy Steps: A Journal; and A Bisl of This, A Bisl of That: Eating Our Way. Judy is also no stranger to the speaker’s podium. As the owner of Shenouda Associates, a Pittsford-based business offering technical writing, consulting, staffing, and speaking services, she has workshops, seminars, and webinars on topics like self-publishing, technical writing, and running a business. Judy is an engaging speaker who is sure to have lots of helpful advice for anyone who is thinking about writing a book and curious about the self-publishing process.

  • “Promote Your Book Online,” presented by Jennifer Blanchard

Now that your book is done…what next? How do you get people to read it? “Online” can seem like a big and scary place, but Jennifer Blanchard is here to help, with a roadmap for what to do once your book is completed. Jennifer is another successful self-published author and blogger, with four ebooks and a novel to her credit. She is also a self-publishing consultant and story coach.

Check back soon for info on the workshops offered in Session 2 and Session 3! We hope you’re as excited as we are about these fantastic programs.

Registration for all sessions will open on October 1st. We will have a link up here, or you can go to and search for Self-Published Book Festival on the Events Calendar.


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