Literacy Central Vancouver Island and Crime Writers of Canada present: I Wrote a Book. Now What?

Saturday, June 15, 2024
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Literacy Vancouver Island
19 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

May 19, 2024

This 3-hour workshop is aimed at authors who are in the beginning stages of their writing careers, who have written a book and now need some guidance regarding the editing and publishing options available to them.

Attendance is free. Light refreshments will be served.
Please register in advance at
winonakent@shaw.ca
Seating is limited to 20.

EDITING, FROM THE “BIG PICTURE” TO THE PERSNICKITY
Facilitator: Allyson Foster
This session will demystify the different types and stages of editing, from the “big picture” to the persnickety. We’ll discuss how to identify your editing needs, choose the right editor for your project, and make the most of your editing budget.

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PUBLICITY AND MARKETING
Facilitator: Joanna Vander Vlugt
Multi-published Vancouver Island thriller author Joanna Vander Vlugt will provide an engaging discussion distinguishing the differences between publicity and marketing and how that equates to book sales. She’ll discuss fuelling the promotion wheel while avoiding burn out, drawing upon her own experiences with book signings, approaching bookstores and markets, as well as the importance of book reviews.

SELF-PROMOTION
Facilitator: Paulette McCarthy
Paulette will discuss one-to-one self-promotion and what tools she’s found which are helpful and have led to success. The session will inlude a brief discussion on what the authors envision for themselves in their writing careers.

WRITER ORGANIZATIONS: WHAT THEY CAN DO FOR YOU DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
Facilitator: Winona Kent
National Vice-Chair of the Crime Writers of Canada, Winona Kent, will provide a quick overview of the main writer organizations in Canada and BC, along with what membership in each of the organizations provides, and the cost.

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