Ebook Platforms and Design - How to Format Them, Where to Sell Them

  • Wednesday, October 09, 2013
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Brentwood Community Center

Ebook sales numbers are growing every year, and more titles are being released in multiple formats. Don’t let readers slip through your fingers. Join the digital publishing revolution.

Cathy Davis, owner of Davis Creative, and Brad R. Cook, President of the St. Louis Writers Guild and an ebook formatter, will discuss how ebooks have come to dominate the publishing world and what you need to know to produce them.

Topics will include:

  • Important facts about ebooks (some may surprise you)
  • Formatting your manuscript to save time and money when e-publishing fiction
  • Overcoming the difficulties of formatting non-fiction ebooks
  • What book aggregators are and what you should know about them
  • Plus tips to help you through each step of the process

E-publishing can be easy when you know what you’re doing, and this workshop will get you started!


Brad R. Cook, President of St. Louis Writers Guild, is a historical fantasy writer who daylights as a freelance technical writer. He is also a business writer, formatter, website developer, and graphic layout designer for The Scribe. Brad is a founding contributor to The Writers’ Lens (a resource blog for writers), his poetry was published in St. Louis Reflections, and his short stories have placed in several contests.

Brad began as a playwright and still pens a few scripts, but every once in awhile he has to sit down with a centuries’ old book. Follow him on Twitter @bradrcook or on his tumblr page at Thoughts from Midnight. Learn more at www.bradrcook.com


As a veteran marketing professional, Cathy Davis’ love of books was sparked while designing catalogs and retail displays for a high-end regional bookseller. Followed by over a decade as Creative Director for a global financial institution, Cathy began working for herself in 2004, providing brand strategy and graphic design.

As a Certified Professional Author Consultant, Cathy and her nationwide team provide Author-Assisted Self-Publishing, supporting authors throughout the US. Learn more at www.DavisCreative.com.

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