Publishing

  • February 8, 2020

    The Basics of Scrivener

    With Lisa Haneberg. During this introduction to the Scrivener writing software, participants will explore the basic features of the app and learn simple ways Scrivener can help you plot, plan, write, and revise books or shorter works. In addition to this one-time class, those who attend will be invited to participate in an optional follow-up session approximately one month after the class date. Register now for The Basics of Scrivener.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 8
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $35
    • Addl Info:
         

      Note: It is highly recommended, though not required, that participants bring their laptop or iPad if they already own Scrivener.

  • 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
  • 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