Class: Alice Acheson - Publishing Choices

09/19/2014 5:00 pm
Fri., Sept. 19 • 2:00-5:00 pm • $60
 
 
 
 
Publishing Choices: Print-On-Demand, Self-Publishing, Traditional Publisher 

What is POD?  How does it differ from self-publishing?  Will either be easier, faster, better than the route to a traditional publisher?

All authors need to investigate the most appropriate method of publication before finishing your books.  You owe it to yourself -- and your pocketbook -- to learn the advantages and pitfalls of each type.  Using decades of working with all three publishing choices, the instructor shares that no method is appropriate for all books and all authors.

For some publishing routes the services provided are quite different; for others the author might pay all the expenses.  Can your book be reviewed and sold in bookstores and will you earn more money with one procedure over the others?  The answers to these crucial questions -- and others -- will determine the appropriate publishing route.

"[Alice Acheson's] knowledge about and reflection upon the reality of the publishing business makes her absolutely credible."
    --     Catherine Conway Honig, Book Passage student
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Jean Shinoda Bolen - Artemis

In Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman ($22.95) Jean Shinoda Bolen invites women and girls to discover the tenacity and courage of the Artemis archetype and how it can be tapped to live authentically.

To tell the story, Bolen delves deeply into the myth of Atalanta, the famous hunter and runner in ancient Greek mythology, a mortal woman who is identified with Artemis the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. Atalanta began life abandoned and left to die because she was born a girl. She faced the Calydon Boar and drew first blood; she was the runner who would demand to be beaten in a footrace by the man who could claim her as his bride. She exemplifies the indomitable spirit in competent, courageous girls and in the women they become. This is grit, the passion and persistence to go the distance, to survive, and to succeed.

She includes many real-life stories as well as mythological and fictional examples of women who are similar to Atalanta, including among others Princess Merida from the animated film Brave and Katniss from The Hunger Games. Artemis and Atalanta are the means through which readers can navigate their own personal exploration to become their authentic selves. Bolen dedicates this book to women and girls who embody the archetype of Artemis, who discover her uncrushable spirit in themselves or others.
 
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author and speaker. Her books include The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, Urgent Message from Mother, Like a Tree, and Moving Toward the Millionth Circle. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association. 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$22.95
ISBN-13: 9781573245913
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Conari Press, 9/2014

Used Books Sale!

9:00-5:00 pm • Corte Madera store


All Hospice used books will be on sale at 50% off at Book Passage in Corte Madera. This is a chance for some great bargains and to familiarize yourself with our Hospice by the Bay used book collection. Hospice by the Bay provides palliative care in Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma counties. Book Passage sells books from the Hospice collection in both our Marin and San Franciso stores on an ongoing basis. The sales from these books directly benefit the many Hospice programs.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Alice Acheson - Your Book--What's Next?

09/20/2014 5:00 pm
Sat., Sept. 20 • 10:00-5:00 pm • $150
 
 
  
 
Pre-class assignment required.
 
Right!  You love the writing, don't like the marketing.  You don't know what comes next, or how to accomplish what is required, and when to do what.  Publishing has made a quantum shift, and your head is spinning.  Writers more than ever need to know how to interact with the industry.  This class pertains to self-publishing, print-on-demand or the traditional publisher.  A publishing contract doesn't necessarily signal success.  How can you ensure that you and your manuscript receive the deserved recognition?  How do you allot time, energy, and money?  How can you manage the tsunami of marketing tasks?  What about the demands of the digital world?  We begin with a timeline (before the book is published) to guide the entire process. The pre-class assignment is to write a sell sheet, based on instructions received upon registration.  

"Viking/Penguin told me that my author questionnaire [provided in class handouts; explained in class] was one of the best that they received.  I offered to go to New York to make them lunch.  It turned out they do monthly lunch meetings with their big authors, so they slotted me in -- right between Joan Didion and Michael Pollan....As a result of that lunch, the guy who handles the Borders account pestered them to consider me for their "original voices" program, which put my book in the front of all the Borders stores.  I would never have thought of it had it not been for you."    --     Kathleen Flinn: THE SHARPER YOUR KNIFE, THE LESS YOU CRY  
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Jacqueline Briggs Martin - Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

The search for good food led Alice Waters to France, back to her home in Berkeley, California, to starting the famed restaurant Chez Panisse, and to the founding of the Edible Schoolyard. To her a delicious meal does not start in the kitchen, but in the field with good soil and caring farmers.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin, author of the Caldecott winner, Snowflake Bentley, and Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, tells how one child's search for delicious led to a dream for all children to share the joy of tasty food—the same joy we get from a beautiful song, or a starry sky.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$18.95
ISBN-13: 9780983661566
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Readers to Eaters, 9/2014

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9780983661535
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Readers to Eaters, 9/2013

Jacqueline Briggs Martin - Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious tells the story of how one child's search for delicious led to a dream for all children to share the joy of tasty food—the same joy we get from a beautiful song, or a starry sky. This search for good food eventually led Alice Waters to France, and then back home to Berkeley, California, where she started Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard. For Alice, a delicious meal does not start in the kitchen, but in the fields with good soil and caring farmers.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the Caldecott Award winning author of Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table and Snowflake Bentley.

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$18.95
ISBN-13: 9780983661566
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Readers to Eaters, 9/2014

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9780983661535
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Readers to Eaters, 9/2013



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