Pacific Northwest Writers Association is offering Publishing Facts and Fictions: Demystifying the Publishing Choices Available to Writers Today on Feb. 28, 1 pm to 4 pm. The cost is $50 for PNWA members and $75 for nonmembers. This session will be taught by Beth Jusino and takes places at the Writers’ Cottage, 317 NW Gilman Blvd, in Issaquah.
As a publishing professional who’s worked on both sides of the publishing fence, Beth Jusino doesn’t think there is a “right” answer for every writer. This workshop demystifies the choices and takes an unbiased look at what literary agents and big, traditional New York houses can offer; what the oft-overlooked small presses bring; what subsidy publishers are really offering; and the opportunities and realities of self publishing.
A publishing consultant, editor, and teacher with fifteen years of experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between a manuscript and published book, Jusino is the author of The Author’s Guide to Marketing (Sharper Words Press, 2014) and the e-books Writing a Nonfiction Book Proposal and Market While You Write. She lives in Seattle, where she is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild and teaches a quarterly “Guide to Getting Published” seminar through the University of Washington’s Experimental College. Jusino first presented a condensed version of this popular class at the 2014 PNWA Conference and has been a frequent speaker at Book Publishers Northwest.