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Humber College Workshop: How to Get Published

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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 9:30am


Humber College
3199 Lake Shore Blvd W
Lakeshore Campus, Room D111
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K8


This insider’s guide is an intensive workshop for authors who want to know how to get published, how to promote themselves and how to understand the publishing process.

Find out about:

  • What’s happening in Canadian publishing today and what it means for you
  • The implications of digital technology for books and writers
  • The pros and cons of self-publishing, both p-books and e-books
  • How to prepare query letters and book proposals that get results
  • How to build your author profile and increase your sales
  • How to use social media effectively
  • How to market your book
  • The basics of the financial arrangements and publishing agreements
  • Learn from the pros
    Workshop leader Cynthia Good is the former president and publisher of Penguin Canada and current director of Humber's Creative Book Publishing program. Jennifer Murray, Porch Light Consulting, has been the director of marketing at Penguin and vice-president of marketing at Kids Can Press.

    The workshop is being offered in room D111 at Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus, located in Etobicoke on Lake Shore Boulevard West at the foot of Kipling Avenue. The two day workshop runs both July 15 & 16 from 9:30a.m. until 4:30p.m. Coffee and registration are at 9:15 a.m. The next workshop will be in October 2013.

    "Writers are famously bad at defending themselves and famously bad at being informed."
    — Jonathan Safran Foer


    Humber College
    3199 Lake Shore Blvd W
    Toronto, ON M8V 1K8 43° 35' 47.1768" N, 79° 31' 12.8532" W

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