BARN Member: $40 (4 sessions)
Saturdays, January 23, 30, February 6 & 13 from 3 pm to 4 pm
Your book is done. Now what? The next step or steps are a little like raising a precious child and then handing her over to strangers.
This series of talks is a unique opportunity if you have completed a manuscript, are struggling to complete one, or are thinking about taking the plunge. Over the four sessions, you will hear from the strangers who handle an author’s completed manuscript--an independent editor, an agent, and a publisher— and a writer who has been through it all. Each session will last one hour, including a half hour for you to ask questions.
In session one, Anne Clermont will discuss what you can expect from hiring an independent editor to read your manuscript. Do you need someone to do proofreading, copy editing, substantive editing, or developmental editing? What can you expect to pay?
In the second session, Dave Richards, local author, will discuss the book business from a writer's perspective. He will provide insight on working with an editor and an agent and self-publishing.
Ingemar Anderson, founder of Kitsap Publishing, will explain how to publish, market, and sell your book in the third session. Kitsap Publishing works with an author to offer editorial advice, cover design, book printing, and book formatting services.
Elizabeth Wales, literary agent, will complete the sessions when she discusses what an agent can and cannot do for an author.
Anne Clermont is a writer and editor. Her first novel, Learning to Fall, will be published this summer, and she is currently writing her second novel. Anne provides editing services, acts as a publishing consultant, and assists as a writing coach.
On a lark, Dave Richards enrolled in a year-long intensive screenwriting class at a local community college. He began writing screenplays. His scripts won numerous awards, and before long, he was offered representation by a script agency in Los Angeles. He went on to sell numerous options of his screenplays while landing a variety of writing assignments. His latest books are If I Could Give You a Day and The Drive-in Miracle.
Ingemar Anderson founded Kitsap Publishing in September 2014 with the vision to publish the works of Pacific Northwest authors. With a partnering book printing business, a team of local experienced book designers, and marketing and publishing experts, Mr. Anderson’s vision to establish a literary mecca in the Pacific Northwest has come true. Kitsap Publishing has already attracted numerous authors who submitted their manuscripts and book proposals.
Elizabeth Wales, owner and principal agent of Wales Literary Agency, established in 1990 in Seattle, began her career in publishing at Oxford University Press in 1980. She also worked at the Strand Bookstore and in trade sales and marketing at Viking Penguin in New York. Wales Literary Agency is regarded as a competitive boutique agency with a quality list. Mediabistro described the Agency as a “discerning Seattle outfit in search of literary nonfiction and fiction from the Pacific Rim and beyond.” Client titles have appeared on the New York Time bestseller lists, Publisher Weekly, and other national bestseller lists; and earned strong reviews.