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Independent Publishing

A Practical Workshop Book Today

The Arrival of the Independent Author – Changing the Bookshelves of Britain.


A full day, practical workshop that will guide you through each step of the process needed to bring your book dream into a reality and get it in front of a global audience. Choose from

Cardiff, 22nd August 2017 – Book Here

Birmingham, 23rd August 2017 – Book Here SOLD OUT

or Glasgow, 25th August 2017 – Book Here

Facilitated by Taryn Johnston, the founder and creative director of the FCM Media Group has been responsible for publishing more than a dozen authors to date and is an expert in marketing, social media platforms, editing and distribution. With a career that began in computer systems’ analysis and programming, Taryn is now a recognised influencer in the field of business marketing and the effective use of social media in Public Relations. Based in Lincolnshire she is a regular tutor at the University of Lincoln, a panellist on BBC local Radio and is a highly sought-after professional speaker. Leading the FCM Media Group, she is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and the Professional Speakers Association of the United Kingdom.


Ian Andrew is the founder of the Australian based Book Reality Experience, a digital and paperback publishing assistance service that has assisted numerous Independent Authors in bringing their own book dreams to reality. An accomplished international speaker, trainer and facilitator, Ian is also an Amazon best-selling Independent Author in his own right with four novels and an anthology of poems released to date. He has been a panel member on a number of international writers festivals, is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and a member of Ingram Spark’s Independent Authors’ International Advisory Board.

This workshop includes in-depth, practical sessions and access to a myriad of on-line training material to support and reinforce the learnings of the day. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own laptops to fully explore the world of Publish-on-Demand.

Topics that will be explored include:-

  • What is meant by Independent Publishing?
  • ISBNs & Barcodes
  • Covers
  • Formats and Layouts
  • Paperback Publishing – Amazon
  • Paperback Publishing – Ingram Spark
  • E-books – Kindle and KDP Select
  • E-books – Aggregators (D2D)
  • Marketing for E-Books & beyond

Also included is a £100 voucher for use against any of the FCM Publishing or Book Reality Experience author assistance packages.

Lunch, tea, biscuits, bourbons preferably – maybe custard creams? all provided.

(Please note a full buffet lunch is included. Any special dietary requirements should be noted on the booking form).

Numbers are strictly limited.