For Libraries and Writers Groups

WHAT WOULD WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DO?

My fast-paced and well-received workshop—What Would William Shakespeare Do?—covers the following six paths to contemporary publishing:

Publish Your Book Your Way

      • Independent
      • Traditional
      • Private
      • Partnership
      • Electronic
      • Self-publishing

During the course of this fast-paced workshop, I’ll cover the following publishing business concepts:

      • Copyright
      • ISBNs
      • Distribution

The core parts of the publishing process will be covered as well. They are:

Your Book, Your Way
Your Book, Your Way
      • Editing
      • Interior design
      • Cover design
      • Printing or ebook formatting

Finally, I’ll introduces the key ideas behind marketing and sales.

This workshop has been presented at:

  • the Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference sponsored by Senator and Mrs. Patrick Leahy;
  • the Independent Publishers of New England Conference;
  • River Bend Technical Center in Bradford, Vermont;
  • the New Hampshire Council on the Humanities;
  • the AVA Gallery and Arts Center in Lebanon, NH;
  • the Howe Library in Hanover, NH; and
  • Artistree Vermont in Woodstock, VT among other venues.

In addition to my writing, I am a publishing specialist with over 20 years of experience as an editor, book designer, and marketing maven. I have assisted a wide variety of writers bring their books to market through my teaching and consulting practice.

I would be happy to speak at your library or writers group. The best way to contact me is via email at Sonja@SonjaHakala.com.

 

Author of the Carding, Vermont novels, quilt books, and book publishing guides.

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