MagicCon 6 | Vortrag | Von der Idee zum Buch | Mary Cronos

How does an idea become a book?

One thing is certain: the idea has to be up to scratch, because it has to withstand a lot: Changes, doubts, criticism, stress, loss of motivation. Whether an idea becomes a book depends first and foremost on the idea itself. Is it good enough to keep us on our toes? Because the road to the book in hand is a long one.

During this workshop hour, I would like to take you on a fast-paced journey: On the journey from idea to book. We’ll talk about how to get started writing, what makes a good manuscript, the ways you can then publish it, and the pros and cons of each. We’ll talk about what pitches, synopses, and readings are and what they’re all about. And you’ll notice that it doesn’t end there. The external and internal “sprucing up” (also called cover design and editing) will be discussed, as well as the question of the right publication date. And when it’s almost time – the book is already within reach – the question of distribution channels (bookstore vs. Amazon, ebook vs. print) and promotion (merchandise, networking and readings) will come up.

Being a hybrid author myself (agency and publisher, but also self-publishing and small publisher), I can give you a good idea of the different options available today, with their advantages and disadvantages.

Lecturer: Mary Cronos
Duration: 60 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Mary Cronos is an author, photography, illustration and design artist, facilitator and coach. She loves to use her creative chaos to create images in the minds and in front of the eyes of those around her - be it with her art or in her books, which are mainly in the realm of fantasy - with suspense and crime, mystery and horror or equal parts vampires, dragons and magic.

She's turned quite a few ideas into books: Single volumes like her Scottish Houston Hall, series like her magical Nafishur and also series like her eerily funny Spiritus Daemonis. Now she wants to help you create books and worlds and get started on the book adventure.

Sources & additional links for From the idea to the book:

Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Artists page, Blog, EXORbay

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