The Year-long Workshop to Write Your Novel or Memoir

Part 3: Navigate the Publishing Marketplace with Confidence

Learn How to Navigate the Publishing Marketplace with Confidence
Authors attend Workshops every second Wednesday evening starting JANUARY 12th, 2022. (8 Workshops in total)
Writers meet online via zoom to develop confidence and acquire successful book promotion strategies. This is an intensive workshop designed for writers whose manuscript is ready for the publishing marketplace.
Time: 6:30 to 8:30.

WEEK 1: Meet & Greet & Share Objectives
Defending your book as a work of art.
Revisiting the synopsis as a selling tool. (Note: Authors prepare a working synopsis in Part 2)
WEEK 2: Essential Manuscript Talking Points
Does your synopsis inspire interest?
Would an agent or publisher want to know more about your story?
Revise and revise until it’s perfect.
WEEK 3: Learn to Be Quick on Your Feet: Preparing a Pitch and Log Line(s)
Last look at your synopsis as a selling tool.
Secrets for making perfect pitches.
WEEK 4: Confidence Building Exercises: Practicing Pitches Together
Finalizing the pitch and memorizing it.
Pitching each other in real life settings.
WEEK 5: Finding the Best Comparables & Strategizing Marketplace Approaches
Finalizing the strategy that will place your book in the best places.
Why picking the right comparable is crucial.
WEEK 6: Querying with Focus: Finding the Best Agents and Publishers for your story
Analyzing successful queries by genre.
Focusing on what Agents and Editors want to see.
WEEK 7: First Page Essentials: Revisiting your Perfect Opening Paragraphs
Analyzing why the Five Essentials should appear in your first 500 words.
Defining the preferences that incite readers to turn the page.
WEEK 8: Finalizing Your Marketing & Self-Promotion Plan
You’re ready. Now what?
Accentuating your learned advantages at Pitch Conferences.
Putting together strategies that support a consistent approach going forward.

Finding Where Your Book Belongs in a Bookstore – Investing in Research
How to find agents in your genre.
Finding acquisition Editors in your genre.

We used to hold this class at a Chapters’ bookstore (usually Newmarket or Ajax, Ontario). However, During the pandemic restrictions, you are encouraged to visit the largest bookstore in your neighborhood to carry out this important research.

Any AUTHOR or MEMOIRIST who has completed a manuscript may sign up for this 8 week workshop.

However, to obtain the most value from this course, James would enjoy reading your manuscript in advance of the class. The Substantive Edit VERSION TWO: BETA READY SUMMARY fee would apply.

Cost is $490 + HST.
To pay for this workshop please visit our PAYMENT PAGE.

Sue Reynolds and James Dewar are both certified in and affiliates of the AWA (Amherst Writers & Artists) Method of leading workshops.

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