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The Business of Books with Jen & Kerry: 3-Part SERIES PACKAGE
Hotel 1000
Seattle, WA
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Single tickets are still available for May 12 (Secrets of a Successful Proposal, and June 9 (Navigating the World of Publishing, talks.


The Business of Books with Jen & Kerry: 3-Part SERIES PACKAGE
Local authors and former publishing executives Kerry Colburn and Jennifer Worick have paired up and created a series of workshops for aspiring authors titled "The Business of Books with Jen & Kerry." Bringing nearly 40 years of experience and 40 published books between the two of them, Colburn and Worick created this lively series of talks to offer insight, inspiration and tools for navigating the world of publishing.    

Each event in the series will take place in Hotel 1000's intimate Corner Room setting and features a presentation hosted by Colburn and Kerry on a specific topic relating to the book business. This three-part seriesavailable as a package for $99, a $21 savings!will illuminate each step of the publishing process from turning an idea into a book proposal to effectively distributing, marketing and selling a book once it's been published. The January, February and March 2011 "The Business of Books with Jen & Kerry" schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 14, 7pm:
Join Colburn and Worick as they discuss how to "Prepare to Get Published." This talk will focus on how to find an idea and then grow it into a viable proposal. Attendees will learn what makes a good book idea; how to position themselves as a potential author; various ways a book can take shape; what publishers look for in a book proposal; how to research the marketplace and target publishers, editors and literary agents.

Thursday, May 12, 7pm:
Join Colburn and Worick in their next installment as they discuss "Secrets of a Successful Proposal." This talk will focus on what makes publishers take notice of one book idea over another when they see hundreds of proposals each week. Attendees will learn insider tips as Colburn and Worick draw on their decades of industry experience to share the secrets of a winning proposaland they'll leave with the tools they need to get their proposal under way.  

Thursday, June 9, 7pm:
Join Colburn and Worick in their final installment as they discuss "Navigating the World of Publishing." In this talk, Colburn and Worick will share their dual perspectives, drawing from their experience as in-house publishing executives and successful authors. Attendees will learn how a book goes from  a proposal to finished product; hear publishing options including e-books and self-publishing; gain insight about royalties and contracts; sales and marketing; catalogs and publication dates, and more.

To register for an individual talk rather than the series, follow one of the links below:
April 14: Prepare to Get Published:

May 12: Secrets of a Successful Proposal:

June 9: Navigating the World of Publishing:

More information about this and other events with Jen & Kerry can be found at their blog,



Hotel 1000
1000 First Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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