POMONA - Shop Talk - I Wrote This: Now What? (Publishing, Platform & Promotion)

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Congratulations! You have a finished manuscript or expect to have one soon. We’ll discuss what to do next, including investigating publishing options, developing an author platform, and promoting your work with confidence and grace. If you are asking questions like…

*How do I find a publisher?
*What do I need to do to promote my book?
*Do I really need an author website and all that?
*Where do I even start?

…this workshop is for you.

We'll take a bird's eye view of the publishing process and break it down so you can start thinking about what is going to fit within your personal publishing goals.

Everyone is different, with different objectives, resources, and capacities. There is no one "right way," but we will talk about some of the key things to think about when it's time to start publishing and promoting.

So if "promotion" feels like a dirty word for you (yet you want to connect with readers) ... if you're overwhelmed by the digital landscape ... or if you just want to find a starting point to think about publishing your work, this workshop is for you.


Nancy Lynée Woo is a poet who has been awarded fellowships from the Arts Council for Long Beach, PEN America, and Idyllwild Writers Week. She is the author of two chapbooks, Bearing the Juice of It All (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Rampant (Sadie Girl Press, 2014). She teaches poetry workshops called Surprise the Line and runs a creative agency called Imaginaria. Find her cavorting around Long Beach, California, and online at nancylyneewoo.com and imaginaria.live.

In addition to being a published poet, Nancy has helped authors, artists and art organizations get their footing, and find actionable promotion strategies that work for them.