Path To Publishing Series: Session 1
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Join Bookworm Proprietor Nicole Magistro and a panel of experts to learn about the process of publishing your own book! Each session will focus on a different aspect of the publishing process. Sessions will run from 5:30pm-8pm. Dinner will be included.
Session 1: Building Your Book: Creating an attractive, shelf-ready package for your work
This session features expert advice from an editor, cover and layout designer, and book buyer and will demonstrate the importance of understanding print specifications, sizing up your competition, and selecting categories to help sell your book in stores and online. Presentations from the following experts include:
NICOLE MAGISTRO is a reader, writer, mentor, journalist, bookseller, consultant and community leader in Eagle County, Colorado. As the proprietor of The Bookworm of Edwards, she's the recipient of the WNBA's Pannell Award and James Patterson indie bookseller grant. Magistro judged the Kirkus Prize for Fiction and has served various nonprofits including the American Booksellers' Association, The Literacy Project, The Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers' Association and Vail Mountain School. She received her master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
JENNIE IVERSON lives in Vail, Colorado and is the best-selling author of Ski Town Soups, Ski Town Après Ski and the soon-to-be release Ski Town Brunch. Jennie is also a wife and a mother of 3 fast-growing boys with healthy, enormous appetites. Jennie considers herself a gourmet in the kitchen, but more evidently a gourmand – enjoying restaurants, bistros and any dining establishment where she can sit down to others’ creations. To sample some of the best soups for Ski Town Soups, appetizers and drinks for Ski Town Après Ski, and brunch creations for Ski Town Brunch, Jennie has traveled to over 30 ski town destinations. What has grown from this “will travel for food” philosophy has been a perfectly balanced recipe for life: a ski town, a comfortable restaurant and a yummy dish to share with family and friends.
Sarah Chase Shaw
SARAH CHASE SHAW is a freelance writer based in Basalt, Colorado. An Arizona native and a landscape architect by training, she specializes in writing about design and lifestyle in the American West. Her work has appeared in national and regional publications, including Garden Design, Western Art & Architecture, Planning Magazine, Urban Land, Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine, and Aspen Sojourner. She is the author of Garden Legacy: the Residential Gardens of Design Workshop, and New Gardens of the American West. Her most recent book Living Beneath the Colorad Peaks: the Story of Knapp Ranch received a Bronze Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
LISA MCGUIRE is a graphic designer specializing in exhibit design and book design. She began her career at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and spent seven years learning her craft while there. Since leaving the museum, she has worked independently designing graphic programs and books for clients throughout the West. Lisa’s strength is in storytelling. She enjoys working with teams to create strategies that encourage curiosity, enjoyment and exploration, whether by turning pages, or walking through a gallery. She has won numerous awards including the Association for State and Local History’s 2019 Award of Excellence, PubWest’s 2019 Book Design Bronze award for Photography book, and Silver award for Special Edition, and the Western Heritage Award for best Photography book.