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Book Publishing 1-2-3

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse` 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)

A workshop with editor Laurie Gibson

Editor Laurie Gibson leads the workshop BOOK PUBLISHING 1-2-3 for writers of all levels as they move along the publishing path. Gibson has served nearly 200 first-time authors and also edited/proofread hundreds of published books. She has SOLD OUT prior workshops here in the past.

The registration fee is $35. Pre-registration through the bookstore is required (cash/checks only), and early registration is recommended. Seating is limited.  

BOOK PUBLISHING 1-2-3: Grab a pen and join us for this popular, lively workshop, which is spiced with stories and tips to empower and inspire writers. We’ll start with a glance at today’s dynamic book business, then we’ll share tips for connecting with editors and agents, as well as creative ideas to help writers refine their craft, and practical thoughts on book promotion (gleaned from interviews with agents and booksellers). Other highlights: Review/sample edit of three pages of writing; writing prompts to call forth and tickle the muse; four-page, resource-rich handout; Q&A.

La Cañada Flintridge native Laurie Gibson is a graduate of La Cañada High School, Pasadena City College, and California State University, Northridge. She has edited/proofread hundreds of books, including recent editions of classic novels such as The Color Purple and Mrs. Dalloway, as well as the writing of musician Jimmy Buffett and success guru Brian Tracy. Her current clients include publishers such as Stanford University and Patagonia Books, as well as New York Times bestselling novelists. Laurie also taught editing for the Extension programs at University of California, San Diego and Los Angeles. 

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