Vanessa Wilson

Is the founder of Quickfox Publishing, has a graphic design and desktop publishing background spanning 22 years. She has freelanced for some of South Africa’s largest publishing houses as a production specialist, working on most genres, including educational and academic books.
As an author who has successfully published independently, she understands the challenges and rewards when going the independent route. She has gained immense experience in all aspects of independent publishing, both from a business and production point of view. Her expertise includes book production, book preparation, printing, financial costing, marketing and distribution – including online and bookstore distribution.

Vanessa’s Learning Lounge Presentation is:
Spreading your message and promoting your brand – A 15-minute crash course in ebook publishing

Professional speakers are forever looking for effective and affordable ways of spreading their unique message and reinforcing their brand. While print book publishing still remains a firm favourite and necessity for any speaker on the professional circuit, ebook publishing has started gaining greater ground, especially in the South African market. Independent publishing expert, Vanessa Wilson, explains how authors and speakers can maximise the ebook space to reach a broader market at a fraction of the cost of print copy publishing. She also discusses ebook formats and distribution platforms, why the ebook space works so well, preparing your manuscript for ebook publishing, and the approximate costs involved.