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RWA OWL: Self Publishing for Beginners

Want to see your own book on Amazon? Learn how to Self Publish in 5 easy steps. This is a course designed for beginners and those who are nervous of technology.

This course will run for four weeks with lesson material disseminated once a week in the form of a downloadable PDF. With daily interaction via the Moodle site and feedback provided. 

A two-hour minimum commitment per week is encouraged, which includes reading the notes and doing a short homework exercise to learn how to upload by the end of the course. Students need to write a blurb and find a cover for their work and to upload by the end of the course (if they wish to).

Pre-course preparation

None needed before course, but if time permits it’s suggested students look over the Smashwords How to Self Publish document as that is the most difficult. 

It’s also recommend that students have a short story ready to go, as the first thing to upload for practise, so students get used to the formatting required. The rest can be done in the course. 

Presenters Bio

Cathleen Ross is a hybrid author with over twenty published and self-published releases. She is also a highly experienced trainer with post-graduate qualifications in adult training. Many of her releases have hit Amazon US best seller lists. She is also published by Penguin Random, Harpercollins and Entangled Publishing.


Course Dates: 4th November to 1st December 2019

Cost: RWA-Member – $55.00 Non RWA-Member – $88.00
* Please note, there is a $0.50 Trybooking fee at checkout.

Venue: Online - RWA Moodle Platform
(Course attendees will be notified of access/login details via email from the OWL Registrar a few days prior to the start date of the course)

RWA OWL Courses
PO Box Q740
Queen Victoria Building
NSW 1230
Contact Details:
Tania Lee
OWL Registrar