How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication with Mark Shaw

How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication with Mark Shaw

Instructor: Mark Shaw
Date: Wednesday, April 5
Time:  1:00-2:15 p.m.
Location: IWC
Cost: $20 nonmembers, $10 members

Participants will learn: How to decide if a book concept has publishing potential. How to create unique storytelling ideas. How to improve writing skills. What publishing alternative is best for the book. How to create the perfect query letter and book proposal. How to choose the best literary agents and publisher for the book. How to optimize marketing and promotion opportunities.  Why it’s essential to market the QL and BP, not the manuscript. How to protect your literary legal right.

 Mark Shaw, born in Indiana, is a former criminal defense lawyer, legal analyst for USA Today, ESPN, and CNN, and the author of 20+ books including The Poison Patriarch, Down for the Count, Miscarriage of Justice, Beneath the Mask of Holiness and his latest, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen. More about Mr. Shaw, who has written for The Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, USA Today and the Aspen Daily News, which he co-founded, may be learned at and

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