We’re down to the two week countdown until I begin the Denver Publishing Institute! Two unpublished manuscripts have been read. A press release and an ad created for one of the manuscripts for the Marketing Workshop and a reader’s report written on the other ready to talk about in the Editing Workshop of the program. Bookstores have been visited for the Design and Marketing Workshops with notes on attractive book designs and eye catching book displays. A number of unpublished children manuscripts have been read for the Children’s Books Workshop. And finally prices have been determined for the costs of publishing books for the Economics portion of the program.
With the pre-work finished, two weeks are left to catch up on some grammar basics through The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, finish up reading Editors on Editing by Gerald Gross, and read The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. I’m super excited about the experience to come, and hope that DPI leads to a successful future in publishing.