The Independent Publishing Event


Presenters & Panellists

Joanna Penn
will talk about the pros and cons of self-publishing, ebook publishing tools and file formatting with Scrivener, Amazon, Kobo & Smashwords, budgeting, and potential pitfalls to avoid.

Jane Dixon-Smith will discuss the importance of cover design, why quality formatting is essential, what formatting issues are involved for print and ebooks, the difference between copyediting/proofreading and formatting, and supplementary design considerations.

JJ Marsh will explain print possibilities (such as Lightning Source, CreateSpace, Lulu, etc.), the advantages of publishing via a collective, the rich sources of information for indies, and the necessity of having a finished product.

Saturday, 26th January
Volkshaus, Zürich

Presentations & panel discussion
09.00 - 12.00

Buffet lunch
12.00 - 13.30


Joanna Penn
author entrepreneur

Jane Dixon-Smith
designer, typesetter and magazine editor

JJ Marsh
author, journalist and word-worker

Total cost 
*includes buffet lunch

Email Jill to book your place:
Jill [at] nuancewords [dot] org

After the panel discussion there’ll be a buffet lunch. 

This is an opportunity to discover the various skills offered by the multi-talented Zürich community. 

Talk to editors, website creators, illustrators and artists, multi-media experts ... and lots and lots of writers.

in conjunction with 

The aim of TIPE is to talk about the 
practicalities of self-publishing

How, who, which route, who with, how complicated, which partners, how much, and if it suits you.

NB: Info on marketing is NOT included – another seminar on this topic coming later in the year, for all kinds of authors.

Places are limited, 
so book early...

Email Jill to book:
Jill [at] nuancewords [dot] org