What Do Agents and Publishers Really Look For in a Manuscript?

Your manuscript keeps getting turned down, and you don't know why. This workshop will help you look at your own manuscript as an agent or a publisher sees it. It covers the manuscript's content and presentation, as well as various marketing considerations. It will also explore less obvious elements, such as aspects of your manuscript that drive the production costs out of reach for a prospective publisher.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - noon, $40

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Self-Publishing

You're considering self-publishing. But you've heard horror stories about how expensive it can be, how poorly most self-published books sell, and so on. This workshop discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the ways self-publishing authors can get their books to market. Topics covered include editing, design, printing, ebooks, distribution, and marketing.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., $40

To register, please email

Both workshops take place at the Centre for Social Innovation, 3rd Floor, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, and will be lead by Greg Ioannou.

Special Offer: Register for both sessions, and Greg will take you out for lunch and mentoring in between.