How to Self-Publish Your Own Translations

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Marketing for translators
Personal branding
Software, tools & computing
Business of Translation and Interpreting

Course summary
Start time:Feb 6, 2015 17:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:In one hour, we'll brainstorm what kind of contents you can self-publish, how you can make your book available, and what channels you can use to publish and promote your work.
Description
This session will build upon another Proz.com session called "Translators And Self-Published Authors: A Partnership For The New Digital Publishing Age." This time, we'll discuss alternatives to self-publish a book you've written or translated and have the final product as both paperback through print-on-demand services and as a digital book for electronic reading.
Target audience
Translators who are interested in publishing a book they have written or translated and to which they hold the copyright and would like to learn more about the self-publishing process.
Learning objectives
Selecting the material you want to publish,
Brainstorming ideas to format your book to each medium,
Learning about distribution channels to make your book available to readers.
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course. Beginning and experienced translators are welcome.
Program
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1. What to Self-Publish
a) Selecting the Content

2. How to Self-Publish
a) Print-on-Demand
b) Electronic Books
c) Audio Books

3. Where to Self-Publish

4. Promoting Your Work
Virtual platform system requirements
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Virtual platform system requirements
For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
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• access to webinar session.
• unlimited access to the webinar recording.
• powerpoint slides to remind participants of the key points and lessons learned.
• certificates of attendance.

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Trainer
 Rafa Lombardino    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: RAFA LOMBARDINO is a translator and journalist from Brazil who lives in California. She has been working as a translator since 1997 and, in 2011, started to join forces with self-published authors to translate their work into Portuguese and English. In addition to acting as content curator at eWordNews, she also runs Word Awareness, a small network of professional translators, and coordinates a project called Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories (CBSS) to promote Brazilian literature worldwide.
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