'Is There a Book Within You?' Presented by Gail Valeskie at Carter's Biz Café on Thursday, June 8, 2017

This coming Thursday, June 8th from 6-8 p.m., Gail Valeskie, Virtual Wordsmith, will present 'Is there a book within you?' at Carter's Biz Café in Benicia, California. Come find some answers on how writing a book can promote one's business and more interesting information. Light refreshments will be provided.

Gail Valeskie, known as The Virtual Wordsmith, will present “Is there a book within you?” this coming Thursday, June 8 from 6-8 p.m. The class will be given at Carter’s Biz Café, 1 Commandants Lane across from the Clock Tower in Benicia, California.

This 2-hour class will explore types of topics and styles of books a person may have always wanted to write, as well as how to use a book as a means to promote one’s business expertise. Details of what goes into writing and publishing a book will be presented. The following topics will be covered:

 “Is there a book within you?” will be answered by asking the 5 W’s:

  • Who is your audience?
  • What is your topic and/or purpose?
  • When is your target completion date?
  • Where do you want to publish it [i.e., what publishing house to self-publish]?  
  • Why do you want to write your book?  [This will be based on the “what” answer.]

— The case for ebooks versus hardcover or softcover print-on-demand books

— Things to consider for publishing a book, with sample forms:

  • Tips for titles that tell prospective readers what one’s book is about
  • Format requirements for ebook versus print-on-demand
  • Photographs and rights of usage for royalty-free images
  • Proper use of galley proofs

— Some sources for self-publishing one’s book

— Some sources for writers

There is a nominal fee to attend. To register for this class, please go to Pay online.   

ABOUT GAIL VALESKIE

Gail Valeskie is a resident of American Canyon for the past 14 years. She has had an ongoing love affair with words and books since elementary school. Gail is the sole proprietor of Valeskie Virtual Wordsmith and Transcriptionist, and writes press releases for solo entrepreneurs and small businesses, as well as transcribes a wide variety of audio files for various projects, including books. She has been in business since 1989.

Gail recently published her first book at the end of 2016. Its title is Heavenly Deviled Eggs: Tips and Tricks for Fun, Flavorful Fillings and is available at authorhouse.com, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Gail is currently halfway finished with her second book, Speak, Record, Transcribe: How to Leverage Your Time and Monetize Your Efforts. She can be contacted at gail.valeskie@gmail.com.

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Gail owns and operates Valeskie Data/Word Processing, founded in November 1989, renamed in 2014 as Valeskie Virtual Wordsmith and Transcriptionist to reflect the evolution of her business. She also is the owner o The Valeskie Voice, founded in 2012,

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