Preparing to Publish in Today's Market

Lecture | March 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 210 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Rachael Herron

 UC Berkeley Extension

With a manuscript in hand, it can be difficult to figure out whether to aim for a traditional New York publishing deal or to go the self-publishing route.

Are New York deals more lucrative?

Is the technology involved in self-publishing difficult to learn?

What about marketing?

In this one-day workshop, find out the pros and cons of each approach and be able to make informed, intelligent decisions about your writing career while avoiding the more common pitfalls.

In the first half of the day, we'll discuss traditional publishing, query letters that jump out of the slush pile, and best practices for finding an agent. Learn which online tools will keep you up to date with market changes.

In the second half, during the self-publishing discussion, we review formatting, publishing tools, applications and platforms (including Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo and Google Play), as well as where to find today’s best editors and designers to get your books noticed, read and reviewed.

You'll leave equipped for publishing success no matter which track you take.


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