Build A Book Workshop

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Have you longed to see your work in print and feel the heft of a book in your hands? The Build-A-Book Workshop, hosted by the Palouse Writers’ Guild will walk you through the steps of self-publishing from start to finish. Whether you long to publish a collection of short stories or poems, a memoir, novel, or other work, by the end of the workshop your manuscript will be formatted and ready for printing.

Bring your laptop and all files associated with your project, including any graphics. In just 1 day you will learn how to format your text, upload a cover, format the spine, and discover the importance of ISBN numbers and bar codes.

Workshop Schedule
8:30 AM Welcome, Introductions, and Expectations
8:45 AM File Wrangling with Khaliela Wright
9:00 AM Obtaining an ISBN and Bar Code with Khaliela Wright
10:00 AM BREAK
10:15 AM Purchasing Pre-Made and Custom Covers with Guy Worthey
11:00 AM Introduction to IngramSpark/KDP/Lulu
11:30 AM Formatting and Uploading Covers with Sonya Bramwell
12:15 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM The Inside Pages with Sonya Bramwell and Guy Worthey
3:00 PM Final Checks
4:00 PM Closing Remarks

Cost: $25 (Space is limited to 40 people.)

Register via the Palouse Writers’ Guild Meet-up page at: or by contacting Khaliela Wright at [masked].

*A digital version of your work is required; No handwritten manuscripts.
*We cannot accommodate people wishing to publish a single short story or poem due to minimum page requirements for bookbinding and publication.