Saturday, July 31, 2010

Inside the Book Business

Join Kerry Colburn and me for an informative and entertaining evening as we—two authors and former publishing execs with nearly 40 books and 40 years between us—demystify the publishing process from start to finish. The talk will include how to hone and pitch your proposal so it rises out of the slush pile—and so your finished book will fly off the shelves.

Learn the scoop about royalties, agents, the editorial process, editors, and more. If you are thinking about writing a book, have one that needs to be sold, want marketing ideas for an already published book, or are simply interested in learning about the publishing world, this evening will be invaluable, not to mention fun.

Who: Jen & Kerry
What: Everything you wanted to know about the book business but were afraid to ask
When: September 29, 7pm
Where: Hotel Andra, 2000 4th Ave., Seattle, WA
Why: You've got a book idea, don't you?
How: $40. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Support your local farmers, bookstores, and authors!

On Thursday, September 23 from 5–6 pm, I'll be hanging out and signing books at the Queen Anne Books booth at the Queen Anne Farmers' Market (at W. Crockett & Queen Anne Ave. N). Buy your root vegetables and artisan cheeses, support your local farmers and bookstore, and pick up a copy of Simple Gifts while you're at it!

A sampling of my books