Local author Loren Spiotta-DiMare of Tewksbury, chair of Just for Kids, a newly formed Children’s Writers Networking and Marketing Group at the Washington Township Public Library in Long Valley, plans to lead a four-week Introduction To Book Publishing course in February. The class is scheduled to meet on Wed., Feb. 1 through Feb. 22, 10 a.m. – noon at Chester Camera.
Traditional adult and children’s book publishing as well as self-publishing will be covered. Topics include: writing, editing, submitting a proposal, illustration, design, printing and marketing. Each student will receive personal attention and homework assignments. The course is open to potential authors interested in all genres.
Specializing in animal subjects, for both adults and children, Spiotta-DiMare has been involved with the publishing industry for 40 years. To date, she
has 18 titles to her credit. Through her own small press, J. Pace Publications, Spiotta-DiMare also publishes collections of stories contributed by other authors.
Introduction to Book Publishing offers Morris County and other local
residents a first-hand opportunity to learn about the publishing industry. The fee for the course is $100. Space is limited; register by Jan. 27. To sign up for the class, stop by Chester Camera or call 908-879-7100. For more information about the class, email Spiotta-DiMare at author@LorensReadingRoom.com.