Tips on Successful Writing & Publishing for Authors

A three-part event...
Pete Schiffer, President of Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (Courtesy photo)

The Sandwich Arts Alliance, Cape Cod Branch of the National League of American Penwomen and ARTWEEK Massachusetts are collaborating to present a three-part event providing tips for successful writing and publishing.

 

1.  Topic: Inside Writing

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Place: Cultural Center of Cape Cod; 307 Old Main St. So. Yarmouth, MA  

Host: The Cape Cod Branch of the National League of American Pen Women

$5 Donation (Music provided by Just Plain Folk)

 

Four local authors, Janice Riley, Christina Laurie, Christie Lowrance and Kathryn Kleekamp, will give a panel presentation: “Inside Writing.” These published authors will talk about the writing process from a personal point of view and discuss different aspects of their work. Topics will include “Putting Experience into Words,” “Every Word Counts,” “Finding the Story” and “Developing Confidence as a Writer.”

 

2.  Topic: Preparing your Project for Publication

May 1, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Place: Cultural Center of Cape Cod; 307 Old Main St. So. Yarmouth, MA  

Host: The Cape Cod Branch of the National League of American Pen Women

$5 Donation  (Music provided by Just Plain Folk)     

 

Pete Schiffer, President of Schiffer Publishing Ltd., along with Jamie Elfrank, Director of Marketing, and Jesse Marth, Managing Editor will review three fundamental areas that are critical for the overall success of publishing and selling a book: First, writing a complete proposal that explains the purpose of the project and target audience; second, the editing  process of working with and preparing your work for submission, and finally the author’s role in market knowledge/research necessary to develop a marketing plan.

3.  Topic: Collaboration with the Publisher & Finding Your Audience

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Place: Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St. Sandwich, MA 02563

Host: Sandwich Arts Alliance $5 register online, $10 at door Preregister at www.sand

 

Pete Schiffer, President of Schiffer Publishing Ltd., along with Jamie Elfrank, Director of Marketing, and Jesse Marth, Managing Editor will discuss three areas - Working with a publishing team to take raw materials and create a finished publication (from editing, design, production of your work), the importance of the author’s role in proper execution of a market plan, and the sales component to get the books into the readers hands and the channels of distribution available for your work.

All events will allow ample time for audience questions and one-on-one talks with the speakers. Light refreshments will be served at all events.


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