Lipstick on a Pig: Dead Giveaways That a Book Is Self-Published

with Jami Carpenter

Saturday August 12, 2023 1:00pm US Central time • 1 hour webinar

One-time Zoom webinar

Perfect for
Writers planning on self-publishing in any genre, of any skill level

Live attendance is not required: enrollees can watch the recording at any time after the workshop!

Your manuscript has been edited for content and story development and is ready to become a “real” book. Now, how do you ensure your story not only reads well, but looks like it wasn’t printed in your garage?

From interior layout, to front and back cover, to front and back matter, Jami Carpenter will walk you through the details that’ll make your book the most professional it can be. She’ll demonstrate the best fonts, margins, headings with visual examples, the “proper” sequence of interior content, as well as discuss pitfalls to avoid when self-publishing.

Whether you’ll be handling the formatting and layout yourself or working with a DIY self-publishing program, you’ll learn what to look for and how to set up your book like a professional, traditional publishing house.

Zoom schedule

Everyone enrolled in this webinar will receive a copy of the recording afterwards, so you can review it later in case you missed it.

  • Saturday August 12, 2023 1:00pm US Central time — 1 hour

How this workshop works

This workshop is a live Zoom webinar. Sign in from anywhere in the world and participate live as the instructor conducts the workshop, with time for Q&A at the end.

Student praise for Jami Carpenter

All of Jami Carpenter’s classes were fantastic. She was well organized, had great presentations, and a relaxed way of delivering info.

—LV Writers’ Conference 2023

About Jami Carpenter

Jami Carpenter

Jami Carpenter is the commissioned editor and co-author of three non-fiction works: Education in the Neon Shadow, Westside School: Our School, Our Community, Our Time, and Unforgettable Nevada Women: One Hundred Biographical Profiles. She is the former executive producer and host of the Vegas PBS show, Book Club, which featured interviews with local, national, and international authors.

As a professional editor of over 100 books, Jami has worked with writers of all ages, in a variety of formats, and a world of destinations—from as far away as South Africa and Singapore to her home in Bend, Oregon. Jami works with traditional and niche publishers, doctoral students on their dissertations, and freelance writers, helping them through the self-publishing process, from editing and layout for print and ebook to launching on Amazon.

Jami holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree and is a frequent presenter at writing conferences, libraries, bookstores, and writers’ groups, sharing her obsession for good grammar and punctuation. She can be reached via email: or text: 702.768.5949.

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