Sun, Aug 07

|

Bowen Island

Workshop 4A: Book Publishing 101 with Windy Dorresteyn

Workshop 4A:  Book Publishing 101 with Windy Dorresteyn

Time & Location

Aug 07, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bowen Island, 430 Bowen Island Trunk Rd, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada

About the Event

In this workshop, publishing professional Windy Dorresteyn will share her inside perspective on the publishing process and walk you through how to approach this exciting endeavor. She will share the range of options for publishing houses, discuss how to create and pitch a proposal, outline the literary agent landscape, advise on publishing partnership considerations, and share what to expect during the publication process.

About the facilitator

As the VP/director of marketing for Random House, Windy Dorresteyn plays a leadership role in promotional strategy development and execution, as well as product creation, positioning, and title marketing, leading a seasoned bicoastal team of book marketers. She has worked with such storied and bestselling authors as Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, Yotam Ottolenghi, the Stanford school, Timothy Snyder, Marie Kondo, and many more. Windy began her career in publishing working in the editorial and production side of the business. She subsequently became a well-regarded retail merchandiser, acquiring more than a decade of experience at high-profile brands such as Old Navy, Walmart.com, and Williams-Sonoma, where she spent four years as the cookbook buyer and co-developed a highly successful private-label publishing program. Windy is a graduate of The University of California at Berkeley, where she studied English and art history.