A description of "Self-Publishing" in the Special Courses catalog follows:
Whether your dream as an aspiring author is to publish an autobiography, novel, family history, poetry collection or how-to book. you can achieve success through self-publishing. Join self-published author and English professor Maurice Gandy on a journey from concept to manuscript to book signings and blogs. You will learn the advantages, challenges and pitfalls of this fastest-growing method of publication in the U.S. Whatever stage your book concept is in, armed with knowledge from this classm you’ll say in the not-so-distant future: “I published it my way. And it worked for me.”
Gandy comes well qualified to conduct this workshop. After 30 years, he recently retired from his job as a journalism, literature and creative writing instructor at Bishop State College in Mobile. He continues to teach American Literature (online) and senior-level technical writing as an adjunct English instructor at the University of South Alabama.
He was a feature writer for the Mobile Press Register for more than 20 years and, in 2007, had his book, "The Capocalypse," published by iUniverse Publishers. Gandy's specialty as a journalist was oral history, drawing on interviews with long-time residents, military veterans and their descendants to preserve stories, anecdotes and legends that would otherwise be lost.
Gandy is also an accomplished and respected speaker, having had more than 3 decades of experience as a speaker for academic conferences, civic groups and private organizations. He has been an Alabama Humanities Foundation Road Scholar Speaker since 2005.
For more information on this course, 15URW262AG, contact www.usacontinuinged.com or call 251-405-9928