Expired: Publishing with a Purpose: SD/PEN August Program

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, Jared Kuritz will educate editors and writers on the various book publishing options, how each works, and how to determine which method is right for you or your client at the next program meeting of the San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN). The meeting, “Publishing with a Purpose,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the San Diego County Health Services Complex.

With the ever-changing publishing industry, bringing a book to market has never been more accessible or more confusing. Kuritz, however, has been an active part of the publishing landscape for nearly two decades and can cut through the confusion.

He is a managing partner of STRATEGIES, a firm that focuses on literary development, publishing, business modeling, marketing, and public relations for traditional, small press, and self-published authors of all genres at any stage of their writing, publishing and promotional journey. Kuritz is also the director of the 17th annual La Jolla Writers Conference—an interactive and intimate, three-day immersion dedicated to teaching authors about the art, craft, and business of writing. Kuritz and his firm also manage NightStand Press, a publishing house dedicated to bringing excellent books to the marketplace. Kuritz frequently teaches on publishing, business development for authors, and PR and marketing at UCSD, BEA, APSS, and Publishing University.

The cost is free to SD/PEN members and only $10.00 for nonmembers. The evening will include snacks and beverages as well as the opportunity to network before and after the presentation.

RSVP via email to pr@sdpen.com no later than Wednesday, September 20.

SD/PEN Program Meeting: “Publishing with a Purpose”
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
San Diego County Health Services Complex
3851 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Event URL: http://sdpen.com/event/publishing-with-purpose/?instance_id=267

San Diego Professional Editors Network is a nonprofit association of editors, writers, proofreaders, indexers, and other word experts. It serves these professionals and their clients throughout San Diego County and beyond. To learn more about SD/PEN, visit www.sdpen.org.

 

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • July 20: SD/PEN presents “To Attend or Not to Attend: Choosing the Right Writers Conference for You,” with Antoinette Kuritz, founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference. For more information, see bit.ly/2t9ptwT.
  • August 26: The first ever San Diego Festival of Books will be held at Liberty Station, hosted by the San Diego Union-Tribune and KPBS. The free event will run from 10 AM to 6 PM, and is expected to draw thousands of book lovers. This year’s “One Book San Diego” selection will be announced at the festival. Author signings, discussions and appearances, along with food, music and children’s activities will be featured at the event. Those interested in booking an exhibitor booth may contact events@sduniontribune.com for more information.
  • September 23: The Northwest Independent Editors Guild hosts Red Pencil 6: Tracking Changes in Editing conference in Kenmore, WA. Keynote speaker is Karen Yin of the Conscious Style Guide and AP vs. Chicago websites. SDWEG members receive a $20 affiliate discount with the code RPCALI17, as well as an additional $30 off when registering through the early-bird deadline of July 31. For more information, see bit.ly/EdsGuild2017.

Expired: SD/PEN Presents Antoinette Kuritz July 20

July 20 (Thursday) — Antoinette Kuritz, SDWEG honorary member and founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference, will offer tips on getting the most out of attending writers conferences at the next program meeting of the San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN). The meeting, “To Attend or Not to Attend: Choosing the Right Writers Conference for You,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the San Diego County Health Services Complex.

The right writers conference can not only be pivotal to a writer’s career, it can be a great boon to editors looking to find new clients. But between travel expenses and the cost of conferences themselves, attending a conference can be a major investment. What should you look for, how can you vet a conference, and how do you best take advantage of what a conference has to offer both editors and writers?

Antoinette Kuritz is the founder of STRATEGIES, a firm that focuses on literary development, publishing, business modeling, marketing, and public relations. She has worked with self-published, small press, and NY Times best-selling authors. This past year, The Kuritz Group, Inc., launched Nightstand Press.

The cost is free to SD/PEN members and only $10.00 for nonmembers. The evening will include snacks and beverages as well as the opportunity to network before and after the presentation. RSVP via email to pr@sdpen.com no later than Wednesday, July 19.

San Diego County Health Services Complex, 3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110. Event URL: http://sdpen.com/event/choosing-right-writers-conference/?instance_id=268.

Upcoming Events

  • June 15: SD/PEN hosts their annual networking event from 7 to 8:30 PM, at the San Diego County Health Services Complex (the same location as our SDWEG meetings). Attendance is free for SDWEG and SD/PEN members. There will be snacks, drawings, and games for prizes. To help them plan the amount of food and beverages to provide, please RSVP to info@sdpen.com by Monday, June 12.
  • June 20: SD Memoir Showcase is accepting monologue submissions, to be performed by North Coast Rep in October, through today. For more information, see http://www.sandiegowriters.org/2017-0615-submissions-for-the-memoir-showcase-2017/.
  • July 1: Deadline for submissions to this year’s edition of The Guilded Pen. For more information, see https://sdwritersguild.org/anthology-2/.

Writing Courses

  • San Diego Continuing Education – Writers Workshop Course covers writing newspaper articles, outlining and writing autobiographies, fiction techniques for writing short stories and novels, and an introduction to poetry writing. Ages 18+ welcome. Meets T/W 9 a.m. to noon from 9/6 through 1/25 at Point Loma Assembly, or M/W 6-8 p.m. from 9/7 through 1/25 at Mesa College. Additional info: http://www.sdce.edu/classdetails/1680B or http://www.sdce.edu/classdetails/2264C
  • San Diego Continuing Education – Blogging for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Nowadays, every business and website needs a blog. Why? Because search engines, like Google and Bing, want you to create compelling and timely content, if you want to rank high on their results pages. Blogging is an excellent way to create and generate traffic for your website. In this course you will learn how to write blogs effectively and optimize for search engines. Will focus on the WordPress, Tumblr blog platforms. Meets twice, Friday 11/4 and 11/18, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North City Campus, Room 110. Additional info: http://www.sdce.edu/class-details/1992C
  • SD/PEN will host a Branding and Marketing Essentials & WordPress Bootcamp at Elijah’s Deli on October 22, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional info: http://sdpen.com/eventsschedule/