Publishing

  • February 29, 2020

    Introduction to Self-Publishing

    With Andrew Shaffer. Publishing your own work has never been easier. Unfortunately, if you’re new to self-publishing, you can end up thousands of dollars in the hole before ever selling a single book. If you know what pitfalls to avoid, however, you can professionally publish your own books without breaking the bank. Learn the basics of cover design, ebook and print book formatting, and self-publishing. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 29
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Introduction to Self-Publishing.

  • March 5, 2020

    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.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, March 5
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 16, 2020

    Querying Agents: Novels

    With Jennifer Hester Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. 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 completed before you submit to literary agents, you do not need to be finished in order to register for this seminar. For intermediate and advanced. These classes take place at various...

    • Venue:
      Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Lexington)
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, April 16
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Address:
      161 Lexington Green Circle
      Lexington, KY, 40503
    • Cost:
      $30
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class is also available as a pre-recorded webinar. $35. Link will be emailed to you within two business days of registering.  Click here to register for the webinar.

  • April 23, 2020

    Querying Agents: Novels

    With Jennifer Hester Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. 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 completed before you submit to literary agents, you do not need to be finished in order to register for this seminar. For intermediate and advanced. These classes take place at various...

    • Venue:
      Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Crestview Hills-NKY)
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, April 23
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Address:
      2785 Dixie Hwy
      Crestview Hills , KY , 41017
    • Cost:
      $30
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class is also available as a pre-recorded webinar. $35. Link will be emailed to you within two business days of registering.  Click here to register for the webinar.

  • May 16, 2020

    Nonfiction Book Proposals

    With Andrew Shaffer. Got an idea for a nonfiction book or memoir? Before you invest months or years writing it, hold up! Nonfiction publishing isn’t like the fiction market—you don’t need to have a completed manuscript before querying agents. Register now for Nonfiction Book Proposals.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, May 16
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30