For many authors, writing the manuscript is only the first step on a long journey of completing revisions, querying agents, and winning an elusive contract. Between new technologies and cryptic rejections, publishing can be daunting. On Tuesday, October 24, from 7 to 9:00 p.m. Islandport Press owner and publisher, Dean Lunt, and editorial director, Melissa Kim, will be your guides on the publication journey, presenting “Publishing 101: From Submissions to Sales” at the publisher’s headquarters at 247 Portland Street in Yarmouth.
“Every day, we hear from people who want to know how the publishing industry works,” says Melissa Kim. “So we want to share information to help aspiring writers navigate their way along the path to publication.”
Writers of adult and children’s manuscripts will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Islandport Press office and warehouse followed by a tag-team lecture that will bring writers up to date on the current state of publishing and the changing ways that books are created, marketed, and sold. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. While no manuscripts will be accepted at this event, there is a manuscript/portfolio critique door prize that will be chosen at random. Advanced tickets are sold. Tickets at the door are $25.
“With new technologies, the importance of the editorial process in traditional publishing has been blurred,” says Dean Lunt. “We’ll be discussing the differences between traditional and self publishing, and the pros and cons of working with a small press, along with other topics.”
Yarmouth-based Islandport Press is a dynamic, award-winning book and magazine publisher dedicated to telling stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. For more information, please call 207-846-3344, visit www.islandportpress.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.