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 14, 2013

New dates for Write by The Lake retreats! Run away to write in Tahoe.

The September and October fall retreat weekends are already sold out, all spots are spoken for. But women writers can still apply for the spots on the November 1-3 and November 22-24 retreats. Email me for more details.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Business of Business Writing -- June 15th

The Publishing School for Writers & The Book-In-Hand Roadshow present The Business of Business Writing – Strategies for Successful Freelancers in a Well-paid Niche JT Long, Executive Editor of Streetwise Reports, has literally worked both sides of the business writing street. Her journalism career includes years of freelance assignments for both local and national publications, and years as an editor hiring freelancers. She knows the pitfalls and success strategies for each and is happy to share that knowledge with you. JT will cover: • How to get assignments and influence editors. • Secrets of being your own dream team: CEO, COO, CMO, CFO and barista. • 10 things you should - and should never, ever - say to an editor. • Jennifer Basye Sander, former Random House editor and the NYT bestselling author of more than fifty published books (including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published) will examine the world of business books. Many of the top selling books in the past decade have been business-related, is there still room for more? Jennifer will address: • Is there still a market for business books? • How do you get the credentials? • Should you self pub your own business advice book? WHEN June 15th, 10-12noon WHERE Granite Bay, CA WHY COME? Hear insider secrets about succeeding as a business writer and how to build your career with a book. COST $20, reservations required, space limited For more information and directions to the venue call (916) 847-9090.