Crash Course: How to Publish and Publicize Your Book

Regular price $ 85.00

So, you’ve finally finished the book – now what? Or maybe you’re in the early stages of the process but want to have a better understanding of what to expect down the road. No matter who you are, every writer wants to know two things: “how do I publish my book?” and “what happens next?”

 This 3-hour crash course is a behind-the-scenes look into to what you, the author, need to do before you even complete your manuscript. Whether or not you end up with a big publisher or self-publish, you must first learn how to write the perfect query letter, build your platform, create a network, and pinpoint your audience so you can better understand where your book fits into the market. This will not only help you land an agent, this knowledge will also ensure your book has its best chance to sell. Students will learn the importance of building a byline and how to do it, where to focus their social media efforts, and best networking strategies. 

Students should come with a detailed synopsis of their completed work or work in progress, and will walk away with a personalized, detailed campaign strategy.

Open to writers of all levels and genres

Class Limit is 20.

Saturday, September 15th 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Decatur Co-Works. 708 Church Street, just one block from Decatur Square and convenient to MARTA.


About the Instructor

Victoria Comella worked in book publishing for over ten years, including time at Penguin Random House's G.P. Putnam's Sons and Riverhead Books, and most recently as Director of Publicity at HarperCollins Publishers. She has worked on books by Khaled Hosseini, Nick Hornby, Daniel Silva, Ken Follett and Patricia Cornwell and nonfiction by Goldie Hawn, Sarah Vowell, Scott McGillivray, James A. Baker III, Lorraine Bracco, Senator Harry Reid, Donna Hay, and Dave Asprey. She has also worked with brands such as Garden & Gun, King Arthur Flour, Trish McEvoy, and Blue Apron. She currently handles Media Relations for Emory University, and is a writer represented by The Book Group literary agency.