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3-Part BOOK PROPOSAL SERIES PACKAGE (The Business of Books with Jen & Kerry)
Hotel 1000
Seattle, WA
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3-Part BOOK PROPOSAL SERIES PACKAGE (The Business of Books with Jen & Kerry)
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, Jen & Kerry 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 at the Hotel 1000 and features a presentation hosted by Jen & Kerry on a specific topic relating to the book business. This three-part series, available as a package for $129, a $21 savings, will illuminate each step of the book proposal process, including how to research your idea and build your author platform, craft a salable nonfiction or fiction book proposal, and get savvy about the publishing industry. The BOOK PROPOSAL SERIES schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, October 12, 7pm: Prepare to Get Published
This talk will focus on how to find an idea and then grow it into a viable proposal, be it fiction or non-fiction. 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.

Wednesday, October 19, 7pm: 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 we draw on our decades of industry experience to share the secrets of a winning proposal and they'll leave with the tools they need to get their proposal under way.  

Wednesday, October 26, 7pm: Navigating the World of Publishing
We will share our dual perspectives, drawing from our experience as 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; appropriate agents and publishers to approach, and more.

To register for an individual talk rather than the series, follow one of the links below:
October 12: Prepare to Get Published: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/187913

October 19: Secrets of a Successful Proposal: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/187915

October 26: Navigating the World of Publishing: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/187916

More information about this and other events with Jen & Kerry can be found at bizofbooks.com.


Hotel 1000 (View)
1000 First Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
United States


Arts > Literary

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


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