Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson – July 31

Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Monterey Public Library Community Room 625 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA

Packed with stories and tips, this fast-paced program is designed to empower and inspire writers of fiction and nonfiction alike. We’ll start with a brief glance at the book business: self-publishing, e-books, and traditional publishing. Then we’ll share ideas to help writers improve their craft, tips for connecting with literary agents and editors, and some thoughts on book promotion.

Other highlights: writing prompts and self-assessments, four-page handout, Q&A, sample edit or review of five pages.

Laurie Gibson has presented “Book Publishing 1-2-3” throughout the state (from the northern tip of San Francisco Bay to the Mexican border) for nearly a decade. She is a full-time editor whose clients include nearly 200 individual authors in addition to Stanford University, the Southern Pov-erty Law Center, and Patagonia, Inc. For several years, Laurie also taught editing for the Extension programs at UCSD and UCLA.

Workshop Fee: $25 per person or $40 for two seats

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