Humber Workshop betters odds of getting published

TORONTO, October 4, 2010– The Insider’s Guide to Getting Published, a two-day workshop for writers who want to better their odds of seeing their manuscript in print, is being offered this month by the School of Creative & Performing Arts, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

The workshop happens on October 28 & 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., room A170, Lakeshore Campus, Lake Shore Blvd. West, at the foot of Kipling Avenue in Etobicoke.

Sessions will focus on the publishing process – from manuscript delivery to bookstore shelf. Participants will learn to identify the outside influences that determine publishers’ choices, and they’ll also find out about publishing deals and contracts, the advantages and disadvantages of literary agents and the ins-and-outs of self-publishing. The art of preparing cover letters and book proposals that get results will also be covered, as will the need to establish a profile before approaching a publisher.

Workshop leader Cynthia Good is the former president and publisher of Penguin Canada and current director of the Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber. Joining her will be Jennifer Murray, former vice-president of marketing at Penguin Books and Kids Can Press.

Tuition is $372.04.

To register, please call 416-675-5005. For details, contact Cynthia Good at 416-675-6622 ext. 3462 or