Author offers two free publishing workshops


Jennifer Coburn, author of “We’ll Always Have Paris,” is offering two free two-hour workshops Jan. 7 and 11 on publishing your book with a traditional publisher.

She will share tips on what to do —and what not to do — to get your manuscript into the hands of agents and publishers, and ultimately booksellers and readers. You will learn how to find the right agent, how to package your proposal for publishers, how to work with your editor, and how to promote your book once it hits the shelves at Barnes & Noble. (This workshop will not cover information on self-publishing.)

The first workshop is at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at Barnes & Noble, 10775 Westview Parkway (Mira Mesa Blvd at I-15); the second is at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at Barnes & Noble, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive (in Grossmont Center shopping mall).