Available classes.  To register for a class, go to RMFW.org.

This class is a quick start for new users or a refresher to users who have previously taken classes.  This class shows the primary features of RMFW University and how to navigate through the site.  

This course is a train the teachers course.  This is a self-directed class for teachers who are unfamiliar with Moodle.  This provides teachers with the basic knowledge to build the content for classes and to work with their students after the class begins.

This class has two major topics

  • Adding Content to the Classroom
  • Working with Students in the Classroom

Two  Week Class:   July 10 - July 22, 2017

Behind The Curtain: Removing the Mystique of Self-Publishing
Lisa Manifold

For many, self-publishing (or indie publishing, as it is also known) seems out of reach. With so many aspects of the business to run, it's hard to know where to begin. But in reality, there has never been an easier time to take the plunge and become an author-publisher. Technology has advanced and there are methods and tools to help you be the captain of your own ship. In this class, we will go through the steps of Production, Planning and the Launch. It doesn't matter where you are in terms of finishing your novel; if you want to be an author-publisher, it's never too early to start formulating the steps you'll need to take. The purpose of the class is not to give you a step-by-step formula, but to assist you in creating your own formula. There are as many ways to self-publish as there are author-publishers.

Specifically, this workshop will address Planning, focusing on social media presence, marketing, and promotion. Each student will learn about being wide versus exclusive with Amazon, how and when to do your ebook and your print book, and what you need to personally evaluate in order to make the best decision for your book and your business. Then we will look at Production, and how to build your production team of an editor, cover designer, and formatter.  Finally, we will go through the aspects of the Launch and what to do in order to give your book a great start once you hit the publish button. At the end of the workshop, participants will have an outline of how to publish their work themselves, and the skills to take the next step as author-publishers.

Lisa is a USA Today bestselling indie author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Her series include The Realm, Heart of the Djinn, Sisters of the Curse, The Aumahnee Prophecy, and in the summer of 2017, The Dragon Thief. She is on the board of RMFW, serving as the IPAL (Independent Published Authors League) Liaison. In 2016, she was the recipient of RMFW's Independent Writer of the Year award. You can find out more at www.lisamanfold.com.

Two Week Class: August 6 - August 19, 2017

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