Today’s publishing market is more competitive than it has ever been, and millions of new authors rush in without educating themselves. Learn how to avoid the rookie mistakes:
You’re not just writing a story; you’re running a business.
The industry hasn’t changed as much as you think.
Self-publishing is not the liberating experience that you expect.
Agents and publishers aren’t as evil as you’ve been told.
You might be looking for love in all the wrong places.
Author Steve Hutson will examine the workings of the publishing industry. Writing, editing, acquisitions, agents, editors, copyright, platform, contracts, self-publishing, and more. Why do some books succeed, while so many fail? Bring your questions, your thick skin, and your hard-learned lessons. While this is from an agent’s point of view, and you may still wish to look into self-publishing as an option, many of these points will be eye-openers and most of the content applies to any book, regardless of how it is published.
IWOSC’s Saturday Seminar on May 21, 2016 will be on the tanatlizing topic of publishing. “So You Want to Get Published: The Basics for a Writer from an Agent’s Point of View” will be presented by Steve Hutson from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building.
4117 Overland Ave. (at Culver Blvd.)
IWOSC members $15. Nonmembers $35. Reservations are required. Email to [email protected]
ADMISSION: General public $35. IWOSC members $15. If you pay for the meeting and decide to join that day, you will be credited for the member rate.
E-MAIL RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Reservations by email only. Email [email protected] to make your reservation for this event. Please write “IWOSC Reservation – May 21 Seminar” in the subject line. You will receive a confirming email from IWOSC, and your name will be on a list at check-in. For proof of your reservation, bring a printout of your email or show a Smartphone version of your “sent” email or confirmation.
Doors open at 10:00 AM. Please arrive by 10:20 AM. to be assured a seat. People without reservations will be admitted as space permits starting at 10:20 AM. Reservations close at 5 PM Friday 5/20. If you reserve and can’t attend, please notify the office by email to [email protected], as space is limited. Messages can be left at (310) 773-8075.
Plenty of FREE parking; enter on Culver. Wear layered clothing; the room is usually comfortable, but the temperature can vary.