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Workshop: Looking for a publisher, and now?

24 November 2019, 10:00 – 17:00

This workshop is suited for people who have been working on a manuscript for a while and want to look for a publisher. If you want to be resilient as an author before taking this step, then this workshop is for you!

Writing a good manuscript is one thing, but how do you get it published? Pen Stewart, as an author, explored it all herself and is happy to share her experience during this interactive lecture. She shares some practical tips and advice and helps you to turn yourself into resilient writers with business knowledge.

How do you do that, finding a publisher, publishing your book yourself, or something in between? How do you ensure that you get a fair pay for your work, a good contract, and that your book will be sold in bookshops? A well-informed author will not just let him or herself be fooled and will be better able to defend his or her rights in a negotiating position with a publisher! This workshop is suitable for any genre.

Today there are many ways to publish your book. So many possibilities, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, that you won't see the wood for the trees anymore.

After this workshop you can, and you know:

  1. What is the book market like?
    (The life cycle of a book)

  2. Which are the ways I can publish my book?
    (The difference between POD, selfpub, semi-professional and professional publishers)

  3. How do I approach a publisher?
    (The synopsis, the cover letter, introducing yourself, selecting publisher candidates)

  4. The elevator pitch

  5. Copyright, what is that?

  6. The contract, what should it contain, and what is better left out?

  7. Subsidy possibilities in Belgium

  8. Supporting institutions for the author

  9. The tax return

Location: Multifunctional centre "Entre Cour & Jardin" in Melle
Price: € 179 for a whole day

Afternoon break with sandwich lunch and (non-alcoholic) drinks included. Coffee/tea with refreshment at the reception in the morning and in the afternoon break.
After the course you can (at your own expense) join me for dinner in the Tokyo-Sushi restaurant, where we can have a chat and network.

Subscribe via mail:, clearly stating which date you choose.
Please note, the number of seats is limited to 10 people per session.