Workshops

Publishing shouldn’t be so mysterious. At Lucinda Literary, we’re on a mission to demystify, educate, and lend impact for writers. We believe that every voice deserves a chance to be heard.

It Takes A Village™: A New Marketing Workshop
June 24th, 2021 at 12:30 pm ESTWITH GUEST EXPERT: BESTSELLING AUTHOR CAIT FLANDERS

Whether you’re brand new to marketing or a seasoned marketing professional, “platform” is the word of the day in the publishing realm, and a HUGE pain point for aspiring and established authors alike. It’s difficult to know where to even begin, what really matters to agents and publishers, or what makes an impact in selling books. Here’s what we know to be true: it takes a village.

That’s why we’ve launched a new workshop series focused exclusively on book marketing, to reveal the secret, proven strategies based on Lucinda’s 15+ years of experience in the industry and the bestselling authors with whom she’s worked.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The ways in which “platform” is measured by agents and publishers
  • The trusted tools and services out there that can help market your book
  • The prime factors that really drive book sales (and which ones matter most)
  • What kind of marketing section is needed when writing a novel
  • How you can find your target audience and build your platform organically
  • What benefits come from hiring an outside publicist
  • Which media outlets make the most impact for publishers and readers

All attendees will leave the event with a playbook to help you put it all together, and guide you to take the next step. Lucinda will be joined by Cait Flanders, author of THE YEAR OF LESS (Hay House, Wall Street Journal bestseller) and ADVENTURES IN OPTING OUT (Little, Brown Spark)! Cait will discuss the unique and intentional ways she built a community, found an audience, and sparked media attention all around the values and ideas most important to her.

You don’t want to miss out on this exclusive conversation and insider wisdom!

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“Lucinda’s courses are an invaluable resource for authors facing the daunting task of getting their book to market. [Her programs] were well-organized, crammed with important information and absolutely worth the fee. Lucinda Halpern is highly experienced, giving and perceptive — in short, she’s the real deal!”
—Peter Melnick

Get SignedOUR ONLINE COURSE

Get Signed™ is designed to save writers a lifetime of confusion, frustration, and getting nowhere using proven techniques to get noticed, get response, and drastically increase your chances of getting signed by an agent or publisher. This course includes access to four video modules, plus exercises and takeaways, created and led by Lucinda, with guest appearances from bestselling authors, publishers, marketing experts, and more.

If you’ve always dreamed about publishing a book, want to create or improve your pitch, or are contemplating a new career path or side hustle in book publishing, Get Signed™ is for you.

$199 for the full program. Ideal for fiction and nonfiction writers.

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“Get Signed is an excellent masterclass! It’s packed with valuable information, insider insights, and actionable tips. Most importantly, it delivered on its promise—I’m proud to say after implementing the advice of the course and Lucinda, I did indeed get signed! I definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to successfully navigate the publishing process. Lucinda is the best.”
—Dr. Mary Anderson

“Get Signed was everything I hoped it would be. Having already written a book, I was trying to understand the ins and outs of the publishing world and get some guidance regarding my next steps. Not only did Lucinda’s warm and inviting energy quickly create a sense of community among everyone participating, but Lucinda gave me all the clarity I needed. She answered any questions I could dream up, grounded me, inspired me, and set me straight on my road to getting signed.”

—Troy Hadeed

Letter BetterJune 17th, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST

Getting an agent today requires a brilliant book idea, sharp writing, and a solid platform, all of which need to be present in the query letter pitching your concept. In our new monthly series, writers will have the opportunity to learn the art of creating a successful query letter, capture an agent’s attention, and finally craft a query destined to break out of the slush pile.

As part of this workshop, held via video conference call, you will:

  • Send your letter in prior to the workshop for Lucinda’s personal review and feedback
  • Gain access to sample query letters hand-selected by Lucinda’s team
  • Write your first draft based on these examples, and have it critiqued during the workshop
  • Learn what agents and publishers are looking for in your letter
  • Unlearn all the bad publishing advice you’ve received about the query process, and learn tried and true submission strategies
  • Leave with a sense of hope, clarity, and excitement about the process

$250 for one 90 minute workshop, limited to 6 writers per session. Ideal for nonfiction and fiction writers. A recording will be available for those unable to attend.

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“The tips and feedback I received from Ms. Halpern’s workshop have helped me improve not only my query letter, but my novel as a whole. If you’re serious about getting an agent, you don’t want to miss this.”
—Rachel Waxman

“While it’s obvious Ms. Halpern has been a bridge carrying both novice and established writers to higher levels of success for years, what impressed me the most about her workshop was her humble approach and personalized feedback that better clarified my novel’s genre and made my query letter more compelling to readers.”
—Pamela Mshana

“This was a very helpful workshop, and I truly appreciated the follow-up consultation. I “unlearned” several bad strategies I’d been taught in the past.”
—Aliina Hopkins

Private Consultations (Virtual and In-Person)

Join Lucinda for a 45-minute, one-on-one consult—an in-depth discussion on your personal goals as an author. She can offer feedback on subjects such as:

  • What’s missing from your pitch
  • How to align your proposal with what publishers are looking for right now
  • Your platform—personalized tips on how you can build it
  • How to market and publicize your book successfully
  • Guidance on whether self-publishing or the traditional route is right for you

Virtual Consultation: $325 for one private consultation held via Zoom at a time convenient for you. Ideal for nonfiction writers, fiction writers, traditionally published and self-published authors.

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In-Person Consultation*: $400 for one private consultation held in person in New York City at a time convenient for you. Ideal for nonfiction writers, fiction writers, traditionally published and self-published authors.

*Designates introductory pricing for a limited time only

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“[Lucinda’s] feedback on my letter and ideas for platform building were clear, personal, and most importantly, do-able.”
—Stephanie Kriesberg

“Lucinda’s prowess? She is able to guide a creative person’s mindwhich fires in a million divergent directionstowards a single, poignant, powerful idea… and then helps refine the idea to ensure it resonates with readers. Masterful!”

Serena Quaglia, BFA, MA

Our Private Facebook Group

Our private Letter Better Facebook group offers previous attendees of Lucinda Literary’s Letter Better Workshops, Coaching, Courses, and Consultations the opportunity to connect with other writers in our community and ask questions of each other and Lucinda. Upon enrolling in one of our programs, you’ll be given the option to join our Facebook Group.

$9.99 per month to subscribe. You must be enrolled in or have attended one of the above programs to join.

 

Disclaimer: All our programs are intended to help further the work of any fiction or nonfiction author. Participating in our programs does not guarantee an offer of representation or a later publishing deal.