Sell Your Book

  • June 29, 2019

    Nonfiction Book Proposals: From Pitch to Publish

    With Darlene Ricker. You’ve passed the first hurdle: Your query or your agent has attracted the interest of a publishing house. Now you need to develop a full proposal that will land you a book contract. That means giving the acquisitions editor a solid view of what they're buying, where it fits in the market and why readers will want it. Hands-on examples include actual proposals that led to recent publishing contracts. Learn what agents said about what clinched these deals and killed others. Bring your lunch if you'd like. Darlene Ricker, a published nonfiction book au...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, June 29
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
  • July 18, 2019

    Finding an Agent & Publisher

    With Tracee de Hahn. Are you ready to find an agent and publisher? Perfect the pitch that will get the attention of an agent. Leave ready to translate the pitch into a competitive query letter, synopsis and proposal. The class will focus on the pitch, which is at the heart of any sell. We will workshop the idea at the heart of the novel or memoir, then turn that into a query letter. From here, participants can use our examples to finalize their synopsis and proposal. Led by Tracee de Hahn, author of the Agnes Lüthi mystery series, published by St. Martin's Press. [ALL LE...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, July 18
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • August 10, 2019

    Getting Ready to Launch

    With Lisa Haneberg. Your book is done and will soon be available for sale—now what? The months before and after your publication date can be exciting, stressful, and confusing. Google “book launch checklist” and you’ll find mile-long to-do lists and hundreds of vendors ready to help you. During this workshop, you’ll learn what you can do to shore up your author platform, start marketing your book, engage your early readers (and reviewers), and enjoy this special time in every writer’s career. Led by Lisa Haneberg, author of over twenty traditionally and self-published fi...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, August 10
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30