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Author Davidson returning to SCC to conduct seminar on how to get published

Peter Davidson, an experienced author whose works have been published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Perigee/Putnam Publishers, Haworth Press and others, is returning to Southeast Community College to conduct his popular one-day seminar titled "How to Get Your Book Published."

The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 16, at SCC's Continuing Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place, Lincoln. Cost is $49 per person and includes all materials. Participants are on their own for a one-hour lunch. To register, call 402-437-2700.

In his workshop, Davidson describes the three possible ways to get a book published: through traditional publishing, vanity publishing, or self-publishing. Potential advantages and disadvantages of each method will be explored. However, because of the difficulties of finding a traditional publisher, the high costs of vanity publishing and the rising popularity of self-publishing, this seminar will emphasize the self-publishing process.

This seminar is for anyone writing a book of fiction or nonfiction, personal experience, family history, children's picture book, poetry, religious works, educational materials or other works.

Topics include copyrighting, literary agents, possible costs, income potential, and marketing strategies. At the end of the seminar, participants should be able to make an informed decision of how to proceed to get a book published through one of the three possible book publishing methods.

Davidson has authored 24 books and is a leading publishing industry consultant. He has presented more than 600 writer's seminars and has appeared on more than 85 radio and television programs nationwide. The trademark of Davidson's seminars is that they are practical. Participants will receive a great deal of information that they can actually put into practice.


For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing