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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Wednesday, July 20 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Self-Publishing for Students: Develop Entrepreneurs Through E-books

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Thanks to technology, authorship is at our fingertips, and today's writers are able to share their work with others on multiple platforms and in various forms. Innovative and entrepreneurial writers have discovered they do not need permission from a major publishing house to call themselves authors and deliver their work to the world. Why should students wait to be adults to share the stories and essays they have inside? By using the free tools available, students can publish their work, whether it be the first novel of a trilogy or a collection of poems or essays. In this session, we will:

Identify the steps to publishing from start to finish, including: 

•Completing the manuscript
•Formatting
•Paying attention to the details - everything from page breaks to fonts to copyright considerations

Explore the available platforms (including but not limited to): 

•Kindle
•NOOKPress
•Smashwords

Understand the role social media and marketing play in getting your novel noticed: 

•Goodreads
•Wattpad
•Facebook/Instagram/Twitter
•Virtual book tours and review swaps

Join us and empower your students with the power of self-publishing!


Speakers
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Jacqueline Levine

Hudson River Teacher Center Director, PNW BOCES
Jackie is a NYS certified elementary educator, and administrator, and a Young Adult fiction author. In an “if I had access to this back then” moment, Jackie realized her students have the chance to share their work with the world and build their brand through self-publishing. It has since become her mission to make sure every student takes the technology tools available to them to follow their passions and become entrepreneurs. Jackie... Read More →


Wednesday July 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Session Level Intermediate

Attendees (31)