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Book Publishing Arts - Part 1   

Class Overview

Are you interested in learning how to write a book, but need more information and support to get it done and make it a success? Learn the art of publishing your own book, from writing, to editing, design and final publication.

This class will include two parts. In Part 1, focus on writing your book and consider all of the questions needed to create excellent content. What is the story you want to tell and how do you tell it? Who is your audience and how do you approach your audience and readers? Learn about storytelling, refining your topics, the editing process, and all of the steps and considerations for writing your book. How do you want the final product to look and feel when it is complete and being held and read? Consider the visual aspects of your book, including layout, illustration, design and your book's cover. In Part 2 (next quarter), work towards final publication, including choosing a publishing house, book promotion and online retail selling.

You can publish your book in your native language, whether it is English, or another language. Instructor Georgetta Gancarz, explains, "I want students to express themselves in their identity and culture. For me as an artist, freedom of self-expression, including cultural, is necessary to be true and creative."  She has written and published 20 books to date, and also teaches multiple art classes for Continuing Education.


What You Will Need

Students must have access to a laptop or computer and internet access for this class. You will need to install some free writing programs on your device.  


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the steps needed to write a book
  • Gain skills in thinking about your audience and future readers
  • Acquire knowledge in executing your book, including topics such as: storyline, creating chapters, choosing a title, referencing and documenting sources, and editing
  • Gain knowledge in creating the visual aspect of a book, including design, layout, illustrations


Who Might Enjoy This Class

  • Anyone interested in publishing a book

This class is currently not available. Please check back next quarter. Fall 2023 schedule and online registration will be open on Aug. 14, 2023.


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