Sell Your Book

  • January 19, 2019

    Marketing Your Writing: The Big Picture

    With Lisa Haneburg. There’s writing and getting published, and then there’s the other stuff that authors do to ensure the success of their books and stories. That other stuff falls into the broad bucket of marketing, which is everything a writer does to gain customers (readers, resellers, and key partners) and maintain relationships with them. Without a good plan, it can feel overwhelming. During this class, you’ll explore the big picture of book marketing, and leave with a focused plan of action. Led by Lisa Haneberg, author of over twenty traditionally and selfpublishe...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, January 19
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $35
  • February 2, 2019

    One-on-One Consultation with Brent Taylor

    Here’s your chance to sit down with a literary agent and ask all the questions you’ve been dying to ask. Two literary agents will meet one-on-one with writers for 20-minute consultations at the Carnegie Center. Bring your questions, and if you’d like, information about your book, a copy of your query, or other materials for their review. This is appropriate for writers at any stage of the writing process; you do not have to have a completed manuscript. Space is limited, and registration is required. You will be assigned a 20-minute consultation time slot prior to the event....

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 2
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $50; $35 for participants in need of financial assistance
    • Addl Info:
         

      Please note: You will be assigned a 20-minute consultation time slot prior to the event.

  • February 2, 2019

    Using Public Speaking to Sell Books

    With Doris Settles. Most writers are solitary folk, right? But you are also your best advocate to sell a book you’ve written. This class helps you overcome your fears and concerns about approaching businesses and organizations about speaking gigs. We’ll help you organize a unique talk designed to promote sales while also offering something of merit to attendees. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!] [ONE-TIME] Register now for Using Public Speaking to Sell Books.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 2
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • February 4, 2019

    Face-to-Face Marketing Group (Winter)

    With Doris Settles. Are you that introvert who would rather write than promote the books you write? Does public speaking strike fear into your heart? Are you just looking for more ways to sell your books? This group will share successes and failures as we work together to maximize sales, primarily in Central Kentucky. We will consider selling collaboratively at area events, as well as network with brick-and-mortar stores and bookstores to get our work into the hands of readers. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!]  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $26
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Face-to-Face Marketing Group (Winter).

      This class meets two times: on Monday, February 4 and Monday, March 4, 5:45-7:15 pm

  • April 1, 2019

    Face-to-Face Marketing Group (Spring)

    With Doris Settles. Are you that introvert who would rather write than promote the books you write? Does public speaking strike fear into your heart? Are you just looking for more ways to sell your books? This group will share successes and failures as we work together to maximize sales, primarily in Central Kentucky. We will consider selling collaboratively at area events, as well as network with brick-and-mortar stores and bookstores to get our work into the hands of readers. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!]  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $26
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Face-to-Face Marketing Group (Spring).

      This class meets two times: on Monday, April 1 and Monday, May 6, 5:45-7:15 pm

  • April 13, 2019

    Publishing Your Poems in 2019

    With Ellen Birkett Morris. You’ve written a pile of poems and the last thing you want to do is stow them in a drawer. We’ll talk about finding the courage to send your work out, targeting potential markets, writing an effective submission letter, keeping track of submissions, and marketing your success. Ellen will offer encouragement and links to journals and contests that will help you find your way into print. Ellen Birkett Morris is the author of Surrender (Finishing Line Press), and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!] [O...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 13
    • Time:
      11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 17, 2019

    Querying Agents: Novels

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. If you want to publish traditionally once you've finished writing and revising your novel, most likely you will need to secure a literary agent first. Learn the process for seeking a literary agent, from beginning to end: where to find agents, the formula for writing a query letter, what may be required in your submission package, how to keep track of query submissions, and the proper etiquette for interacting with agents. Though your novel must be complete before you submit to literary agen...

  • April 20, 2019

    One-on-One Consultation with Alice Speilburg

    Here’s your chance to sit down with a literary agent and ask all the questions you’ve been dying to ask. Two literary agents will meet one-on-one with writers for 20-minute consultations at the Carnegie Center. Bring your questions, and if you’d like, information about your book, a copy of your query, or other materials for their review. This is appropriate for writers at any stage of the writing process; you do not have to have a completed manuscript. Space is limited, and registration is required. You will be assigned a 20-minute consultation time slot prior to the event....

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 20
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $50; $35 for participants in need of financial assistance
    • Addl Info:
         

      Please note: You will be assigned a 20-minute consultation time slot prior to the event.

  • May 18, 2019

    Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. If you're serious about your writing, you'll want to hear some helpful tips before you attend the Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference. We’ll discuss how to pitch to an agent, what to expect from the First Page Critique Panel, and ways networking with the literary community can benefit you. Register now for Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More (in-person). ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, May 18
    • Time:
      11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE; only available with registration to the 2019 Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference
    • Addl Info:
         

      Note: Completion of the Querying Agents: Novels seminar is recommended, but not required.

      This free class is only available with registration to the 2019 Books-in-Progress Conference.

      This class is also available as a pre-recorded webinar. Click here to register for the webinar. Link will be emailed to you within two business days of registering.

  • May 23, 2019

    Using Facebook to Connect with Readers

    With Lisa Haneberg. Many of us have individual Facebook profiles where we share pictures and life updates with our family and friends. As a writer, should you also have a dedicated Facebook page for your writing? For many, the answer is yes (depends on your target reader and comfort using Facebook). During this class, you’ll learn the difference between Facebook profiles and pages, the pros and cons of having a Facebook page, and ten ways you can make the most of a Facebook page to find and connect with readers. Led by Lisa Haneberg, author of over twenty traditionally a...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, May 23
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $25