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Mapping Out Your Publishing Path: How to Find a Home for Your Book

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St. Edward's University
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

12/14/2013 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

with Cyndi Hughes

$49 members (log in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Whether you’re just starting a book or have completed a manuscript, your next big step will be to figure out how to get published. With all of the changes in publishing, the process of determining whether to publish your own ebook or go the traditional route with a legacy publisher, can be daunting and overwhelming. This class will give you help you navigate your options by helping you map out your own route with practical, easy-to-follow steps and resources, and let you find the path to publishing that is right for you.

Topics will include:

  • The fork in the publishing road: self-publishing versus traditional publishing
  • Why self-publishing is no longer a dirty word
  • Other options for publishing
  • The pros and cons of working with a literary agent
  • How to produce your own ebooks
  • Why an author platform is important no matter which path you choose
  • Key resources that can help you along the way

Cyndi Hughes is the former executive director of the Writers’ League of Texas. She offers an array of consulting services for writers and authors through Cynthia Hughes Literary Consulting. She was founding director of the Texas Book Festival, which was founded by former First Lady Laura Bush in 1996, and she produced the Kansas Book Festival in 2007. She began her career in journalism as an editor at the Austin American-Statesman and went on to serve as the deputy executive editor and copy chief at Texas Monthly. She has a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Kansas.

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This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to


The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit