Seattle Writes: You Wrote a Book, Now What? Understanding Today’s Publishing Choices
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, 2 – 4 p.m.
Seattle Writes: You Wrote a Book, Now What? Understanding Today’s Publishing Choices
WhereColumbia Branch
Room LocationThe Weiland Family Meeting Room
Class typeOther
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryBeth Jusino lays out the pros and cons of a modern writer’s publishing options, from traditional publishing to self publishing.
DescriptionThis workshop takes an unbiased and unvarnished look at a modern writer’s publishing options, from “Big 5” traditional publishers to small presses to self publishing (with or without the support of service companies) to “hybrid” and other emerging models. Taught by a publishing professional who works on and appreciates both sides of the fence, this class gets past the hype and examines pros and cons of each choice, realistic costs and income potential, as well as scams and pitfalls to avoid. Most importantly, it helps writers seeking publication understand their own goals, strengths, and how to make a decision that's best for them.

Attendees will…
  1. Be able to identify the broad range of choices available for publishing: big presses, small presses, independent self publishing, subsidy and “author assisted” presses, and emerging models.
  2. Gain a realistic impression of the costs, timing, and logistics involved in producing a book.
  3. Have clear guidelines (a checklist of questions) to help them consider the best options for their specific situation.

Beth Jusino has twenty years of experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between manuscript and final book. A former literary agent and marketing director, she’s now a writer, editor, and publishing consultant for both traditional and self-publishing authors. She’s the author of the award-winning “Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago” (Mountaineers Books, 2018) and “The Author's Guide to Marketing” (Sharper Words Press, 2014). She’s also ghostwritten or collaborated on half a dozen titles for major publishers. Beth is a member of The Authors Guild and the Northwest Editors Guild, and has taught at writers’ conferences across the country.

Visit her online at www.bethjusino.com or on Twitter/Instagram @bethjusino.
Class NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class however seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the event will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to each class.

Accommodation requests may be made with seven days advanced notice to LEAP or call (206) 615-1380 (v/tty).

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.

The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of a grant from the Amazon Literary Partnership. Find out more about Seattle Writes programs and resources.
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Contact Phone206-386-1908
Contact InfoColumbia Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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