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Writeaways in Italy includes workshops and readings with a small group of writers in a villa in Tuscany.
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2019 Writing Conferences, Workshops, Retreats

by Staff

There are many different types of writing programs that offer writers of all abilities and genres a chance to learn more about the craft and business of writing, receive feedback from peers and publishing professionals, and spend focused time writing. From conferences with thousands of attendees to a handful of writers in an exotic location, these 2019 conferences, workshops, and retreats may inspire the next bestseller! […]

Front row (left to right): JT, Gene, Maddy
Back row: Sharyn, Karen, Dixie, John, Mimi and Candy.

2018 Tuscany Writeaway Coverage

Our scholarship winner, JT Blatty, and Books Make a Difference publisher, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, attended the 2018 Tuscany Writeaway at Villa Cini and Villa Casanova Oct 17-24, 2018 with workshop leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell of Writeaways and five other writer participants. Here’s a look at how the Writeaway week unfolded. […]

“The author and publisher are partners in all aspects of the book publishing process, including—and especially—marketing, which is the key to sales.” Says Angela Coleman, founding president of Sisterhood Agenda.
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Publishers Consider Author Marketing Vital to a Book’s Success

by Terri Barnes

When considering manuscripts for publication, publishers look at more than the quality and marketability of a book. They look at an author’s marketing ability as well. Beginning with their first contact with prospective authors, independent publishers are intentional in their conversations about marketing, emphasizing that authors must build platforms, connect with readers, and participate fully in promoting their work. […]