Seminar: Get A Book Published
–How to think about your book or idea â€“ however literary or personal â€“ from a commercial perspective
–How to approach an agent (with fiction or nonfiction)
–The trends in publishing by the major houses and how to stay current
–How to choose and approach small presses
–Self-publishingâ€™s new respectabilityâ€”how and where to begin
–How to make the most of your credentials
–As well as up-to-date high points of: promotion, Internet and print resources, â€œbuilding a platform,â€ networking, and aspects of getting a book out into the world.
(What we wonâ€™t cover: photo books, books for small children, poetry.)
My publishing credits include: two novels, Sister India published by Riverhead (Penguin Putnam), a New York Times Notable Book of the year, and Revelation (Simon & Schuster) with screen rights sold to Synergy Films. Co-authorship of a nonfiction book, The Healing Power of Doing Good, published by Fawcett Columbine (Ballantine Books). Iâ€™ve published articles, essays, and reviews in More, Ms., Cosmopolitan, Travel & Leisure, Family Circle, Motor Boating & Sailing, and other magazines, and in newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and most of the other major American newspapers.
Writers Iâ€™ve worked with in my consulting services for writers have found agents, published with major book houses including Simon & Schuster, Wiley, Workman, and St. Martin’s, as well as smaller presses, literary journals, magazines (Gourmet, Newsweek), newspapers, and online publications.
Nuts and bolts:
Class hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hang out until 5:30 and socialize, if you like.
Lunch and drinks are provided.
Feel free to bring your laptop.
No prerequisites: youâ€™re welcome whether youâ€™re previously published, finishing a book, considering an idea, or looking for one.
Reserve by sending a check to Peggy Payne, 410 Morson Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 or click on the payment button at the bottom of this page.
Did I leave out anything? Contact me with questions at peggypayne(at)peggypayne.com or in the comments section here. Thanks.