Alternative Publishing Conference

Saturday, March 8th – 9:00 am-5:00 pm
$195 – ($95 for Path to Publishing program participants [Membership $150]. If you are a LCW member you get 10% off on either rate for the Conference)
The price includes lunch and a post-conference reception

Join Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Phil Cousineau, and the other Book Passage Mentors for a jam-packed day of panels with agents, marketing and publicity experts, small publishers, book designers, and experienced authors to learn about today’s alternative publishing opportunities.

Book Passage has provided acclaimed writers’ conferences for more than twenty years, as well as hundreds of classes on the craft of writing and on marketing your work. In this Alternative Publishing Conference Book Passage brings you a sampling of publishing alternatives, including traditional publishing, co-publishing and self-publishing. We’ll explain the new Path to Publishing and Mentors programs to guide writers through the alternative publishing options.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Basic choices for a writing career
  • Traditional publishing
  • Co-publishing and self-publishing
  • Editing
  • Book design
  • Printing options
  • Book distribution
  • Marketing and promotion

Students are invited to join the faculty for lunch and a post-conference reception.

For more details about the Conference, contact Sam Barry at or call (415) 927-0960, ext. 256