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02/22 Book Publishing 1-2-3: From the Writer’s Fingers to the Readers’ Hands with Laurie Gibson

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Time: 2pm to 5pm Number of sessions: 1 -- One day class! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: The NEW Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

Popular class returns!

Sprinkled with stories and insider tips (for example, how to connect with literary agents), this program is designed to both empower and inspire writers of all levels. We’ll start with a peek at today’s dynamic book business, including the pros and cons of traditional, electronic, and self-publishing. Then we’ll share suggestions to help writers refine their craft, followed by practical ideas for getting published and promoting books.

Both novice and experienced writers can also benefit from the program’s self-assessments, imagination workouts, writing prompts, and “Ask the Editor” Q&A throughout.


Laurie GibsonLaurie Gibson, the San Diego editor who’s served more than 150 first-time authors during her career. She’s also edited or proofread well over 250 books for numerous publishers, including recent editions of novels such as The Color Purple and the writing of musician Jimmy Buffett and business guru Brian Tracy. For several years, Laurie taught editing for the Extension programs at both UCSD and UCLA.


PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and ensure the class does not get cancelled or shifted to another date and time.  We evaluate registration numbers between 7 and 3 days before a class start to decide about whether to keep or reschedule it.  By registering 7 days or more in advance, you help us help our participants and instructors in many ways.