This workshop imparts the skill sets required for book publishing. The hands-on training programme gives precise guidelines for those who wish to write and self-publish books. Institutions and individuals who want to publish books can participate in the workshop.

Target audience
Library Professionals, Faculty members, Research scholars, Students and the Public. Registration is limited to 30 participants.

Working knowledge in computer (Word Processor, Internet). The participant should bring a laptop computer to attend the workshop.

Registration Fees: Rs. 2,500/- (Payment once made will not be refunded)
Registration fee includes lunch. Registration will be closed by 18 November 2022.
Interested persons shall register using the link provided below.

Make registration fee payment to the following bank account [Take a screenshot of the payment receipt to upload into the online registration form]:

Account Name: Library Development Fund
Account No: 40451336585
Bank Branch: MG University Campus Branch
IFS Code: SBIN0070669

Online registration link:

Topics covered in the workshop.
Tools for manuscript preparation.
Editing and proofreading.
Layout and formatting of paperback and ebook.
Cover design preparation for e-book and paperback
Basics of copyright and Open Licenses.
How to obtain ISBN.
Traditional paperback printing.
Publishing books on self-publishing platforms.
Publish books in Open Access mode.
Online bookselling.
Payment gateways.

The conference fee does not include your accommodation. Accommodation in the university guest house can be booked.

Organising Secretary
Smt. Letha Aravind, Assistant Librarian (In-Charge of University Librarian)
Mahatma Gandhi University.
Mobile: 9746661973

Address for Correspondence

Dr. Vimal Kumar V.
Reference Assistant
Mahatma Gandhi University Library
Kottayam- 686 560
Mobile: 9846496323

Sri. Siju Jose M
Reference Assistant
Mahatma Gandhi University Library
Kottayam- 686 560
Mobile: 9995537337

Email for the communication:

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