The Publishing School for Writers? What's That All About?

You just want to write, why learn anything about the publishing world? Because publishing is a business, and in order to succeed as a writer in this business, you need to know more about how agents and editors and publishers think. How they choose what they choose when they decide to publish. How they come up with ideas for books to commission. How they can spot an amateur. How you can get the publishing world to come to you. Any of that sound useful? Then grab a chair and learn from Jennifer Basye Sander, former senior editor at Random House, co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, and the NYT bestselling author of more than 50 books herself. Jennifer also drafts her friends from the publishing world to come and teach sometimes, you never know who might show up...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to School Brainstorming Session! Sept 5, 7-9pm

Okay, you think you have an idea for a book… but you aren’t sure it will sell. You have started a book project… but you aren’t sure it is headed in the right direction. Writing a book sounds sort of cool… but you don’t know where to start. Any of these sound familiar? Not to worry, Jennifer is here to help.

Join former Random House senior editor and New York Times bestselling author for a lively evening of brainstorming books. You’ll learn how professional publishing folk come up with ideas for popular books, how editors sometimes reshape books in order to make them more marketable, and how anyone (yes, anyone) can come up with an idea that works. Wednesday evening, September 5th, from 7 - 9 pm Jennifer will lead participants through a two hour workshop in a private home in Granite Bay to brainstorm topics and titles for your projects, help you think of new ways to get your work in front of readers (eBook? App?), and fire you up to finish what you have started.

A $45 class fee includes a glass of wine for those who think it helps them be creative, and plenty of other choices for those who don't. For more information call Jennifer at 916-847-9090 or email Only ten participants per workshop, and they do fill up fast!