Saturday, November 11, 2017

Write and Be Published Workshop in St. Louis

Write and Be Published!

In this workshop, get a great start to seeing your name in a magazine or literary journal. Receive a custom writing prompt from editor Andrew Doty and a nice, relaxing environment to write in. Doty will remain available for questions and suggestions. Learn more and register at, time is running out and only a few seats are left!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

"How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know" Workshop November 18

Learn everything you need to know to publish your own book: The St. Louis Publishers Association, in partnership with St. Louis Community College–Meramec’s Continuing Education Program, presents “How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know,” a 4-hour workshop dedicated to teaching you how to lead your own way in the world of publishing.

This workshop will take place on Saturday, November 18 and will feature sessions with 4 publishing experts from the leadership of the SLPA:

Thursday, August 31, 2017

3rd Annual ShowMe Writers Masterclass

ShowMe Writers Masterclass

At the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO (or Mizzou, colloquially), Heather Tearney and Deb Sutton have been busily preparing for the third annual ShowMe Writers Masterclass to take place on October 28 and 29 in partnership between the Columbia Writers Guild and Mizzou Publishing.

The Masterclass will feature presentations and workshops from over 20 experts and authors including fiction writer and writing professor Trudy Lewis; award-winning filmmaker and former Program Director for the Chicago International Film Festival Susan Mroz; author and nonfiction professor Dinty W. Moore; filmmaker and animator Meghann Artes; author and teacher Maurice Broaddus; playwright, screenwriter, and actor Jim Henry; Nehmen-Kodner owner and designer Peggy Nehmen, and Editwright owner and editor Andrew Doty in addition to literary agents, a PitchFest, and round tables on topics like international perspectives, people of color, LGBTQ, and persons with disabilities.

Topics covered will include editing, poetry, playwriting/screenwriting, organic characterization, book design, writing mysteries, working with a children's book illustrator, marketing panel, sci-fi/fantasy, and more, so there’s something for everyone.

Don’t miss this massive opportunity to spend a weekend learning about every aspect of writing and publishing. Learn more and register at, or check out the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Early bird pricing ends today, August 31!

Monday, August 7, 2017

2 Ways to Get 10% Off Editing

10% off. Period.

This Wednesday, August 9, come visit the Editwright table at the St. Louis Publishers Association’s Service Provider Showcase. The Showcase is free and open to the public and will feature 15 publishing service providers, including editors, designers, book coaches, publishers, and printers. At this showcase, Andrew Doty will be giving out editing advice AND coupons for 10% off any purchase! Even if you can’t make it to the Showcase in person, you can participate online. Here are two ways to snag a 10% discount:

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Two Freebies and a Workshop from Judith Briles

If you're a writer near St. Louis, don't miss these two valuable freebies and an important workshop:
  1. Friday, July 14 at 6pm Central: call into a FREE teleconference with "The Book Shepherd" Dr. Judith Briles! Ask her anything about publishing, and she'll put her decades of publishing expertise to work for you! At 6pm on Friday, July 14, call (712) 775-7270 and enter access code 405547 to take advantage of this opportunity. PLUS:
  2. EVERYONE who calls in will get FREE access to an educational Author U video. (Why wouldn't you call in???)
  3. In St. Louis on July 22, Judith Briles will lead an intense workshop for authors: Jedi Book Marketing. Time is running out to register. Go to now and sign up while there are still seats available!
Take advantage of Dr. Judith Briles's free offers and great advice. On Friday, July 14 at 6pm Central, call in to Dr. Briles's free teleconference, ask questions about publishing, and get answers AND a free webinar video from Author U — and on July 22, join Dr. Briles in St. Louis for Jedi Book Marketing!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Gateway Con 2017

This year marks the first annual Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention, or Gateway Con, hosted by the St. Louis Writers Guild at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, June 16–18.

Gateway Con will feature an Author Hall and Book Fair free and open to the public, with tables from local and nationwide authors and publishers. The pay-to-enter Writer's Conference will include Master Classes, pitch sessions with nine agents and publishers, and 37 workshops and panels.

One of these workshops will be led by Editwright owner and editor Andrew Doty; other presenters include Ann Leckie, Eileen Dreyer, Jennifer Geist, and Claire Applewhite, among many others.

More information, including the conference schedule, map, and registration, is available at

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jedi Book Marketing Workshop with Dr. Judith Briles, July 22

Publishing expert Dr. Judith Briles, "The Book Shepherd," will be leading a special workshop for the St. Louis Publishers Association on July 22: "Jedi Book Marketing." And if you register before June 1, you'll be automatically entered to win a FREE one-hour consultation with Dr. Briles!

Dr. Briles will be teaching:

  • How to create a plan that’s a fit for your book and your buyer.
  • How to identify which social media platforms to use and which to dump.
  • Why and how to use the cyber town hall to position a book launch.
  • How to “ride the draft” of your competitors.
  • How to get your name out there and get recognized while keeping your sanity.
  • How to discover freebies that will tickle your book marketing fancy.
  • How to create branding that waves a flag to your buyers.
  • How being quirky can get followers to open your tweets, postings and blogs.
  • How your author profile can kill your book sales and how to fix it pronto.
  • Why authors should create a no-brainer newspaper.
  • Why QVC and The Shark Tank are important to all authors.
  • Why taking a contrarian position can soar media presence and book sales.
  • How to develop a social media network, making the most of community events.
  • How to resurrect a tired older book (and sometimes author).

Read more and register at