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Napa (In-Person): Choosing Your Publishing Option

June 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Choosing Your Publishing Option

Napa Valley Writers will host North Counties literary agent D. Patrick Miller, who will describe the options for publication now available to working authors.

From finding an agent, to procuring a publisher on your own, to publishing independently in print books, e-books, and/or various online platforms—the requirements, advantages, and disadvantages of each approach will be reviewed. Patrick will also discuss the importance of clarifying your motivations and identifying your most likely audience, as these considerations determine the most sensible and likely-to-succeed approach to publication. He will share how his own experiences as an author for major New York publishers motivated him to become an independent publisher in 1997, and how he branched out from there into becoming an editor, publishing consultant, and part-time literary agent.

Before founding Fearless Books in 1997 to continue the publication of his writing, D. PATRICK MILLER sold three solo projects to major publishers: Viking, Henry Holt, and Dell. He is now the author of over a dozen print titles and 25+ e-books, including these titles in general circulation: Understanding A Course in Miracles (Second Edition, Fearless Books, 2021); How to Be Spiritual Without Being Religious (Hampton Roads, 2018); The Forgiveness Book (Hampton Roads, 2017); and  Living with Miracles (Tarcher/Penguin, 2011).

As a collaborator, ghostwriter, or principal editor, Miller has helped other authors prepare manuscripts for such publishers as Viking, Doubleday, Warner, Crown, Simon & Schuster, Hay House, New World Library, Hampton Roads, and John Wiley & Sons. His poetry has been published in a number of magazines and several anthologies. Miller provides professional manuscript consultations to literary agents and publishers as well as published and unpublished authors working in fiction and nonfiction. He also helps many writers publish independently through the Fearless Assisted Publishing program and provides professional representation to selected authors.

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$5 Fee for members, $7 for non-members. Students with ID – free.


June 8, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists
1625 Salvador Ave
Napa, CA
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