Understanding Publishing Choices: An Unbiased Look for Modern Writers WR0617BJ

  • Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Writers' Room, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI, WA 98110
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This class takes an unbiased and unvarnished look at a modern writer’s publishing options, from “Big 5” traditional publishers to small presses to self publishing (with or without the support of service companies) to “hybrid” and other emerging models. Taught by Beth Jusino, a publishing professional who appreciates both sides of the fence, this class getspast the hype and examines pros and cons of each choice, realistic costs and income potential, as well as scams and pitfalls to avoid. 

Most importantly, it helps writers seeking publication understand their own goals, strengths, and how to make a decision that's best for them.   

Attendees will…

  • Be able to identify the broad range of choices available for publishing: big presses, small presses, independent self publishing, subsidy and vanity presses, and emerging models.
  • Gain a realistic impression of the costs, timing, and logistics involved in producing a book.
  • Have clear guidelines (a checklist of questions) to help them consider the best options for their specific situation.
Bring material to take notes (laptop, tablet, or notebook/pen).

Instructor: Beth Jusino is a publishing consultant for both traditional and self-publishing authors, with almost twenty years of experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between manuscript and final book. A former literary agent and marketing director, she’s the author of the award-winning The Author's Guide to Marketing and has ghostwritten or collaborated on half a dozen additional titles. Beth is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, a regular speaker for Seattle Public Library’s #SeattleWrites workshops, and has taught at writers’ conferences across the country. Visit her online at www.bethjusino.com or on Twitter @bethjusino. 
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