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Hybrid Publishing: Understanding the Landscape

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Toronto City Hall - Committee Room #2

100 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M5G 1P5

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Learn with IWA is an initiative of the Immigrant Writers Association, which helps its members to enhance their writing skills, gain knowledge about the Canadian publishing landscape, and advance their careers. IWA also encourages its members and other immigrants to share the expertise they brought along, their culture, and thoughts to enrich the society they live in.

Hybrid Publishing: Understanding the Landscape is the first in the Writing and Publishing workshops series, a project which is part of the Learn with IWA initiative.

Writing and Publishing is a series of 10 workshops presented by Nina Munteanu, a writing lecturer at the University of Toronto and George Brown College (also an IWA member).

The first workshop in this series - Hybrid Publishing: Understanding the Landscape - is structured as an hour-long lecture followed by discussions pertinent to the topic, such as various publishing models, self-publishing, indie publishing, the traditional and the hybrid model with the pros and cons of each model.

What this workshop will cover:

  • An overview of the publishing industry, spanning from traditional to indie and self-publishing and everything in-between.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each option discussed based on needs and perspectives. These include marketing, distribution, creative control, revenue, timing, branding, and reputation.
  • An exploration of emerging directions, models, collaborations and structures in the publishing industry and what this means for the writer.

Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist/ limnologist and internationally published author of award-nominated speculative and eco-fiction novels, short stories and non-fiction. She is co-editor of Europa SF and served as acquisition and structural editor of several anthologies. Nina has taught writing since 2005 and has also been a writing coach and editor since. She has worked with novice and established writers toward successful publication. Nina's latest book is “Water Is…” a scientific study and personal journey as limnologist, mother, teacher, and environmentalist. “Water Is…” was recently picked by Margaret Atwood in the NY Times as her #1 choice in the 2016 ‘The Year in Reading’. To learn more about Nina, her journey and books, visit www.NinaMunteanu.ca www.NinaMunteanu.me and wwwTheMeaningOfWater.com.

Join us for an evening of learning in the company of other writers and aspiring writers, and tap into the expertise of our seasoned writing instructor Nina Munteanu!
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What to expect in the IWA's Writing and Publishing workshops series:
(C: on craft; P: on publishing, promotion, marketing)

1 (P): Hybrid Publishing: Understanding the Landscape

2 (C): World as Character

3 (P): How to Promote Your Book and Increase Your Visibility

4 (C): Storyboarding: creating “story” from scenes to worlds

5 (P): Getting Started and Finishing

6 (C): Things to Consider in Fiction Writing

7 (C): Genre-Specific Writing

8 (P): Cover Design / Interior Layout

9 (C): Self-Editing: Ways to Improve Your Language in Writing

10 (P): Getting Feedback: what to do with it

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To find out more about IWA's membership type A and B, please visit immigrantwriters.com/join-us

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