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Beyond Words: Book Publishing Workshop


9 February 2015 (Mon)
9.30am - 1.00pm

Course Fee: $45.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.38

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This half-day course is suitable for those who are looking to gain some intermediate to advanced knowledge about the children's picture books and fiction publishing market, especially for a market like Malaysia. Polish your business sense, learn how to manage the query letters and manuscripts you receive as an editor or publisher and how to maintain positive relations with authors and illustrators.


  • Polish your business sense: identifying trends, classifying markets, consumer behaviour. reaching out to target audience, distribution
  • Managing query letters, manuscript development
  • Cultivating publisher-author-illustrator relationships

This workshop is held under the Beyond Words project. Beyond Words in an NAC initiative to support creation and development of children’s picture books and YA fiction across the different media (print to apps/enhanced apps). Following the Beyond Words English and Chinese Picture Books and YA Fiction scheme, we are now launching the Malay and Tamil edition. This workshop is a part of the Beyond Words initiative and is open to all publishers, writers and illustrators.

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Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 10 – 30 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.