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CW 26 — An Author's Guide to Publishing: Get Your Work into the World

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Aug 5—Aug 6
Time: 10:00 am—2:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jul 29
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $260
Instructor(s): Shirin Yim Leos, Lisa Manterfield
Limit: 125
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am—2:00 pm (PT)
Aug 5—Aug 6
2 days
Refund Date
Jul 29
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Shirin Yim Leos, Lisa Manterfield
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Are you finally ready to get your book out to your readers? But how will you accomplish that? In this workshop, we will go step by step through the “submit or self-publish” decision process. We will discuss how, to paraphrase the words of Seneca, no wind is a good wind unless you know which harbor you seek. With all the options now available, which publishing route is most likely to bring you personal satisfaction and success? If you're considering the traditional route, you will find out which strategies might maximize your chance of leapfrogging the slush pile and how to locate and identify the agents and publishers you should target. If self-publishing seems right for you, we will cover what self-publishing actually entails, flag key landmines to avoid, and assess the rewards that may be reaped from this exploding sector of the industry. Come with your questions and leave with a decision tree and some useful handouts. This course will include group discussion and exercises, as well as question-and-answer time to give you an insider’s peek at the publishing industry.

Because of the high enrollment capacity, students will not receive individualized instructor critiques but will have opportunities to discuss their projects and ideas in group discussions and during Q&A.

Author; Developmental Editor; Former Publisher

Shirin Yim Leos has coached writers who have secured multi-book deals from Big Five publishers, and film and television options from major entertainment companies. She is the author of 21 children’s books and the founder of Goosebottom Books. Leos also leads writing retreats and teaches writing and publishing for universities and writers' conferences internationally.

Author; Book Coach

Lisa Manterfield has published five novels, two works of nonfiction, and five nonfiction ebooks, and coached many other authors to self-publishing success. She has shared her work through her blog and podcast and created an online community of over 6,000 members worldwide. Her work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and The Saturday Evening Post.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.