Monday, May 20, 2013

Publish the Book Workshop June 1

Publish the BooK!
A hands-on workshop for people who want to publish a book

Saturday, June 1, 2013
Harney County Courthouse Basement Conference Room

Presented by Marjorie Thelen,
Indie Publisher and Author of The Forty Column Castle, The Hieroglyphic Staircase,
Designer Detective, High Desert Detective, and an upcoming sci fi series

Traditional Publishing 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Indie/Self-publishing 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Register by emailing Marjorie at or by calling her at 541-493-2213 to sign up for the workshop you will be attending or with any questions you may have. You need to register to attend so she can plan for handouts and space. You can attend all day or morning or afternoon session only. Fee is by donation. There will be no food or beverages provided so if you plan to attend all day, you’ll need to provide your own sustenance. Bring a sack lunch if attending both sessions, your own caffeine and water.

This is a hands-on workshop.  In the traditional publishing workshop you’ll begin composing a query letter and synopsis.  In both workshops you will start on the back cover copy, elevator pitch and your bio. Bring your computer, and/or writing paper and pen/pencils. You will be researching agents and publishers on the Internet, which is available at the courthouse. Know the total word count of your book.

Traditional publishing topics include but are not limited to: overview of the industry, The Big Publishers,  selecting agents and publishers, formatting, elevator pitch, back cover copy, your bio, query letter, synopsis, the first three chapters, send off and wait or what, web site.

Indie Publishing topics include but are not limited to: overview of the industry, digital vs. print, print-on-demand, formatting, “back cover” copy, bio, Bookbaby, Createspace, Avidreader, Powell’s Expreso Book Machine, Smashwords, web site and platform.

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