Spend 6 days in Lisbon this fall (2019) with a group of aspiring and professional writers (maximum of 8 retreat participants). Experience an intimate and comprehensive retreat designed to take your book from idea to market, and all the step in between!Workshops designed to help you plan your book journey:- Once Upon a Time…The Beginning of your Book Journey - Self Publishing 101- Marketing Begins while You're Writing- Crafting Perfect Log Lines and Back Material- Metadata 101- Bringing your Manuscript to Market
Set in the inspiring capital city of PortugalExperience the city Lisbon through cultural events, activities and tours led by local insiders. Give back and volunteer with a local non-profit organization.Leave armed with knowledge, and concrete next steps, to fulfill your goal of becoming a published author.
About your Hosts:John Peragine is a published author of 14 books and has ghostwritten more than 100 others. He is also contributor for Huffington Post, Reuters, Smartfem and The Today Show. As a presenter at writer’s conferences all over the US, John has dedicated himself to teaching others the craft of writing and helping them navigate the often tricky waters of publishing. His newest book, A History of Iowa Wine- Vines in Prairie (History Press), is set to be released April 2019.
Justine Bylo manages the author acquisition program at IngramSpark. She works with authors and independent publishers to expand their flourishing literary platforms through smart sales and marketing strategies. She’s been the host of the IngramSpark podcast, Go Publish Yourself, has helped get print books into Rwanda for a literacy initiative, and has launched several other author focused programs. In her free time, she continues to work on her own novels.