Seminar – From idea to bestseller

If you’re like me and you’re currently working on a book or thinking of writing one, here’s a seminar you can consider attending:

How to successfully write, publish and market your book

If you’ve ever wanted to write a book, get it published, and see it become a resounding success, there are several key things you need to know. In this one day seminar you will discover:
• Tips on generating hot ideas and researching the competition
• How to write your book quickly and get it polished
• How to find a publisher or publish the book yourself
• The best ways to tap the book market in Singapore
• Secrets to market your book effectively and get free publicity that sells
• The surprising strategies of local bestselling authors
• A simple five step process to maximize your income

ABOUT THE TRAINER
Andrew Tan is a published author of two Popular Children’s Bestsellers List titles, which have gone for multiple reprints. A Stanford graduate, he also runs a publishing firm and its latest publication, Diary of a Taxi Driver, has to date been on The Straits Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers list for over 10 weeks.

BONUS SESSION
Adeline Foo, prolific author of 15 books, will share her strategies for writing and marketing her books to bestsellerdom. Her last two, The Diary of Amos Lee 1 and 2, were on The Straits Times Children’s Bestseller Lists for many months and have sold an amazing 40,000 copies so far. The Diary of Amos Lee 1 was also a winner of the ISLN Red Dot Book Awards 2009.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Sat 12 June 2010
Time: 9.30am – 5pm
Location: Singapore Management University

REGISTRATION FEES
$350 per person (on or after June 5th)
$290 per person early bird (register and pay before June 5th)
$270 per person for a group registration of 2 & above

If you: 1) Want to pay by cheque 2) Can’t attend this but want to be informed of any upcoming seminars 3) Have any questions, please email us at: sales@aktive.com.sg.

See the flyer at: http://bit.ly/seminarflyer

Very limited seats available.
Register now at http://bit.ly/ideatobestseller

The Basic Principles of Book Design and Production

A course for book design if you’re of the mind to design your own…

Date: 13-14 May 2010

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Venue: Agatha Room, L3, Toa Payoh Public Library

Both editors and designers organise the material of a text in such a way that the message is clear to the reader. Good book design not only enables the reader; it can create a beautiful object in its own right. This two-day course is for editors, new designers, picture researchers, marketing staff who deal with freelancers, or anyone needing an overview.

Course Content

– Analysis of good and bad designs
– Elements of Cover Design and Book Construction
– The Financial Parameters
– Developing a Good Design, Artwork and Production Brief
– Designing Marekting Material
– Quality Control: Origination, Printing and Binding Faults
– Practical Matters: Digital Archiving

To register and for a more detailed outline of the workshop, please download brochure.
Registration is also available online at http://www.bookcouncil.sg
Special rate available for members of Singapore Book Publishers Association.

This workshop is organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore in partnership with the Singapore Book Publishers Association.

Publishing Finance for non-Financial Managers

Publishing a book ain’t as easy as it looks. Find out more by attending the course below~!

Date: 12 May 2010

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Venue: Agatha Room, L3, Toa Payoh Public Library

Trainer: Kate McCallum

An understanding of the numbers and an ability to manage the key tool in business – money – is critical for business and personal success. This one-day course is for anyone in publishing who wants to understand the basics of finance and budgets in a publishing environment.

Course Content

– Managing Money
– Managing Budgets
– How a Book is Costed and Priced
– How to Read Management Accounts
– Key Financial Ratios and Benchmarks in Publishing
– Interpreting and Acting on Management Accounts

To register and for a more detailed outline of the workshop, please download brochure. Registration is also available online at www.bookcouncil.sg. Special rate available for members of Singapore Book Publishers Association.

This workshop is organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore in partnership with the Singapore Book Publishers Association.