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WSP 65 — Preparing to Publish in Today's Market

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Feb 20—Feb 21
Time: 9:00—11:30 am (PT)
Drop Deadline: Feb 13
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $205
Instructor(s): Rachael Herron
Status: Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Winter
Live Online(About Formats)
Saturday and Sunday
9:00—11:30 am (PT)
Date(s)
Feb 20—Feb 21
2 days
Drop By
Feb 13
0 Unit
Fees
$205
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s):
Rachael Herron
Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
It can be difficult for the excited new writer to figure out whether to aim for a traditional New York publishing deal (agent, Big Five publisher, brick-and-mortar stores) or to go the self-publishing route (e-versions, on-demand printing). In this workshop, students will learn the pros and cons of each method. We will separate fact from fiction, asking these questions: Are New York deals more lucrative than self-publishing? Is the technology involved in self-publishing difficult to learn? How hard is it to market your own work? We will then decide which approach is best for you. In our discussion of traditional publishing, we will learn exactly what today’s agents and editors are looking for when they search for new talent, and we’ll discover which online tools will keep you up to date with market changes. In our self-publishing discussion, we will go over formatting, publishing tools, applications, and platforms, as well as where to find today’s best editors and designers to get your book noticed, read, and reviewed. For both tracks, we’ll discuss how to stay current on best practices, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to keep doing your best work through it all.

Rachael Herron, Author

Rachael Herron is the author of more than two dozen books, including thrillers (as R.H. Herron), mainstream fiction, feminist romance, memoir, and nonfiction about writing. She received an MFA in writing from Mills College. She is also a member of the NaNoWriMo Writers Board.
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