Upcoming Business of Books events:

May 7–May 28 | Publishing Your Book in Today’s Marketplace
University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education
Seattle, WA
Our four-week course will illuminate each step of the book publishing process to help you bridge the gap between manuscript and publication. We’ll show you how to research the marketplace and assess competing titles, develop a compelling author platform, create a marketing plan for your book, craft a thorough proposal and query letter, and submit to agents and editors. Regardless of genre or where you are in the manuscript process, this course will help you focus your book project and prepare it for publication.

June 25–27 | Chuckanut Writers Conference
Bellingham, WA
Kerry and I will be teaching a Master Class, our Secrets of a Successful Proposal workshop, in addition to participating in other workshops and panels throughout this great conference. The faculty is amazing this year: Erik Larson, Molly Wizenberg, Elizabeth George, Kate Lebo, Stephanie Kallos… Don’t miss what’s sure to be an informative and inspiring conference.