Classes and Instruction

Do you need some help figuring out how to perform all the actions needed to self-publish?   RMK Publications holds classes and gives private instruction remotely in the following areas:

  • Formatting a book using MS Word or MS Office
  • Book Cover design and creation
  • What steps you need to take to publish using  KDP Amazon, 48 Hour books, or Ingram Spark
  • Finding your Niche Markets

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 RMK is working with literary educational organizations to bring you the information you need!

Upcoming in 2021

Finding Your Niche Market-Workshop

Creating Intriguing Book Covers – Class sponsored by SouthWest Writers

  • Thursdays, October 7th-21st, 2021   3pm-5pm
  • Zoom Online Class – $60 for SWW Members, $90 for Non-Members

Designed for those who are self-publishing, this class covers both the artistic and practical formatting elements of creating an attractive book cover.  Taught by artist Kathy Schuit and RMK Publications editor Rose Marie Kern, you can sign up for the course by contacting SouthWest Writers at 505-830-6034 or

Copyright Your Work

  • Saturday, December 4th – 12:30pm-2:30pm via zoom
  • Zoom workshop – Free to SouthWest Writer members.  Non-Members pay $20
  • Sponsored by SouthWest Writers and RMK Publications


Presented in 2021

Creating Attractive Book Covers using MS Word, Publisher or Powerpoint

  • April 28th  6-8pm
  • Sponsored by the University of New Mexico: Continuing Education
Not only does the well-designed book cover create a first impression for your self-published work, it links the author and the book with it’s target market. Whether you plan to publish digitally or in a more traditional format, Microsoft office provides several tools that may be used to produce professional and attractive book covers. We’ll discuss options for obtaining pictures and content, the size, the background and best practices for text and spine placement.

How to Self Publish with KDP Amazon









SouthWest Writers

Do you need help learning how to write, edit, or publish your work?  SouthWest Writers is a non-profit devoted to helping both published and unpublished writers improve their craft and further their careers.  for more information go to:

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