San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Writing & Publishing Romantic Comedy, Romance, and "Chick Lit" Fiction Class
Do you have the wit of Nora Ephron?
The tounge in cheek dilevery of Sophie Kinsella?
The humor of Erma Bombeck?
The bodice ripping passion of Barbara Cartland?
The sensuality of EL James?
Women are the number one consumers of fiction, so it's no surprise that books featuring strong, sharp women are so popular. Romantic comedy, classic romance, and "chick lit" are all big business turning authors into media personalities and generating serious revenues. Thanks to advances in technology and a huge audiance of devoted romance fans, it's easier than ever to get your fiesty characters onto the page and into the hands of readers.
With self published, female centric books like Fifty Shades of Grey becoming so popular, mainstream media and traditional publishers are looking at self published romances to find the next big thing. But it isn't enough to have a great story and interesting characters, you have to publish and market and there is a huge difference between being a self published author and being a successful, self published author. In fact, most self published authors fail to sell even 300 copies of their book.
This class is designed as a step-by-step guide to successfully writing and publishing romantic comedies, romances, and chick lit genre books and includes:
- Writing Romance Smart
- Romance Genres and Industry Standards
- Creating well rounded characters
- Understanding plots and arcs
- Publishing Basics
- Self Publishing Basics
- Preparing Romance for Publication
- Understanding the Specialized Marketplace
- ISBN's, Copyrighting, & Legal Protections
- Editing & Style
- Cover Art, Graphics & Fonts
- Understanding the Financials of Publishing & Self Publishing
- Hardcover & Paperback Distribution
- EBook Distribution
- Book Shelf Real Estate & Getting Your Book Into Book Stores
- Building a Brand & Promoting Your Book
- Long Term Success Through Publishing
- Using Your Self Published Book To Court Literary Agents & Traditional Publishers
- Using Your Self Published Book To Court Television and Film Producers
- Planning Your Next Book
Classes are small and include one-on-one time to discuss your work.
The Writing & Publishing Rom/Com, Romance, & Chick Lit Fiction is a single session three hour class.
If you have questions about any of our classes or want to pay be credit card over the phone as opposed to through eventbrite and paypal, please call: 1-212-203-0363
When & Where
Hi, My name is Alexandrea Merrell and I am the founder of Orndee Omnimedia. Orndee Omnimedia is a public relations and brand management firm here in NYC, specializing in “unique” personalities, particularly in entertainment, politics, in the arts, and authors and small publishing houses.
We decided to launch Success School, of which this class is a part, simply because so many people who wanted to be published authors or who were already self publishing, or who wanted to break into entertainment or politics, contacted us about helping to launch their career. Many of these people however didn’t have the financial resources to hire a full service firm and were frankly not far enough along for a public relations firm to be a really effective expenditure, even if they did have the financial means to do so.
Over and over, what we found was that people had great concepts, great stories, great points of view, great voices, or great presence, but they didn’t understand the industry and so they were getting frustrated and either quitting or were falling victim to scams OR were using their limited budgets in all the wrong ways and not getting a good return on their investment, not getting themselves, or their art or books out to the public in an effective way and simply not getting the publicity that they expected.
Now you might wonder why a PR firm is telling you how to get your foot in the door and handle your own branding and publicity. If you understand how the industry works, you can make more effective choices. And when you make those effective choices and become financially successful, you can hire a firm like Orndee Omnimedia to expand your brand through television appearances, speaking events, radio, print media, openings, film and television adaptations, product launches, etc and that is my motivation.
We are passionate about unique, provocative people; I am excited about changes in technology that allow more and more people to share their information, their vision, their talents, and their imagination. I know that by sharing this information with you, you can start building success. And when you do that, when you reach the level where you need help in promotion on a national and international level, I believe that you will come back to Orndee.