Learn about the publishing business and the submission process from the agent’s/editor’s viewpoint. Lynn Price, editorial director for Behler Publications, is not only going to cover the basics of what to include in a cover letter, synopsis, biography and promotion plan, sheâ€™s also going to answer your questions about:
â€¢ Whatâ€™s a Print On Demand publisher?
â€¢ Can a vanity press get my books on store shelves?
â€¢ What’s the advantage to going e-book?
â€¢ Should I care about distribution?
This fast-paced, two-week look at the publishing world will cover the whole enchilada so writers can become better at their craft and understand how the industry works.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
The editorial director for a publishing firm that specializes in personal journey stories with socially relevant themes, Lynn Price is herself a published fiction and non-fiction author. Her reference book, The Writer’s Essential Tackle Box: Getting a Hook on the Publishing Industry, provides an “insider’s view geared to inform and educate writers as to how we work, why we work, and the pitfalls to avoid.” She also addresses many issues facing todayâ€™s writers with her lighthearted but very much to the point Behler Publications blog â€“http://behlerblog.com/
Coming in July 2011â€“ Breaking Things Down Into Threes with Beth Daniels
July 11 â€“ August 6, 2011 Plots require organizationâ€“ even those written by pantsers. Why? Because all storytelling requires a flow, a smooth transition from one scene to the next. Getting it doesn’t require an outline though. All it requires is a system â€“ a system of thirds. This class is for writers at any point in their writing career from unpublished to midlist.