Coloring Book Crash Course Agenda

Join other artists and designers interested in learning to self-publish their own soft-cover print coloring book artwork!

Saturday, April 29, 2017  10:00 am – 12:00 noon | Fort Worth

The information session runs about two hours, with a short 15-minute break in the middle.

A note about technical requirements: Use Amazon’s free print publishing platform, CreateSpace on a MAC or a PC. All you need for this information session is a pad and pencil to take notes! You will receive a handout of the agenda and notes for the presentation. 🙂

Here’s the agenda we’ll dive into:

Overview for Coloring Book Crash Course

A brief overview of what we’ll cover in the session includes the following:

  • review of the no-cost publishing platform available through Amazon
  • overview of the publishing process
  • selling options for your coloring book once it’s published
  • more in-depth training available on this topic

Coloring Book Artwork – Interior Pages

  • Review of the dimensions and image resolution required, and how to meet these specs
  • Some techniques and free online resources to use

Formatting the Book

  • A page-by-page walk through of what you’ll need, including your title and copyright pages
  • How to put your images into the pages, without losing resolution
  • Using available templates

Coloring Book Artwork – Your Book Cover Image

  • Review of the specs for your book cover image
  • Techniques and tips for cover creation

Uploading and Publishing to Amazon’s Platform

  • Tweaks and tips for a smooth upload
  • Using the built-in preview feature before you hit “publish”
  • Requesting the “proof” copy
  • Post-publishing process for handling edits and changes

Selling Your Coloring Book – Your Options Beyond Amazon

Brief exploration of other options you have for selling your coloring book


Saturday, April 29, 2017  10:00 am – 12:00 noon | Fort Worth

Session Cost: $37.00

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NOTE: Due to the limited seating available, there will be no refunds. All registrations are final. If you cannot attend, please send someone in your place. Thank you!

Coloring Book Crash Course Presenters:

Ken O’Toole

Successful Fort Worth artist and writer, Ken shares his expertise in assembling the images for his first two coloring books. He’ll go into specifics for how he translates his abstract images into line art and the resources he uses.

Barbara O’Toole

Marketer and publishing entrepreneur, Barbara shares her experience in formatting and publishing using the Amazon publishing platform, CreateSpace.


Session Date, Time, Location

Coloring Book Crash Course

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10: am – 12:00 pm

6624 Monterrey Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76112