Monday, July 26, 2010

Seminar: Get A Book Published


You’re invited to a Get-Published-in-Today’s-Market Seminar
on Saturday, August 14,
at my cabin in the woods, south of Chapel Hill, NC.

You’ll learn:

--How to think about your book or idea – however literary or personal – 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-publishing’s new respectability—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, “building a platform,” networking, and aspects of getting a book out into the world.

(What we won’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). I’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 I’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: you’re welcome whether you’re previously published, finishing a book, considering an idea, or looking for one.
Cost: $95
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.

Peggy



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4 comments:

Debra W said...

Peggy, I have never been to North Carolina and you are definitely tempting me! How my soul needs something so nourishing in order to grow, right now:)

What a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning a lot from a fantastic teacher! From someone who has been lucky enough to take one of Peggy's wonderful classes, if you can do this, grab the chance! Peggy is a great person and a terrific teacher!

Lovely photo!

Peggy Payne said...

Thanks, Debbie. You're very kind.

I hope you find the refreshment you're looking for where you are.

Anonymous said...

WOW ! U MUST LIVE IN PARADISE !

& YES, YR ONE OF THE BEST & MOST INSPIRING TEACHERS I'VE EXPERIENCED--THAT'S BOTH NATURAL & A LOTTA' HARD WORK, I KNO--PLS REMEMBER HOW USEFUL & WORTHWHILE IT ALL IS. AIKI

Peggy Payne said...

I do, Aiki, and thank you.