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Wednesday, March 27, 2024 · 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
Cost: $40
Limited to 15 participants (A minimum of five participants is needed for this workshop.)
Venue: Pat Conroy Literary Center | 601 Bladen St Beaufort, SC 29902

You’ve finished your manuscript and are ready to share it with the world! The question is whether to go with a traditional publisher or try your hand at independent (Indie) publishing. There are pros and cons to both. Learn the differences between traditional, hybrid, and Indie publishing and how to decide which is the best option for your manuscript.

This workshop will cover:
*Aspects of traditional publishing with large and small presses, hybrid publishing, and Indie publishing
*The pros and cons of traditional and Indie publishing
*Questions you need to ask when considering traditional or hybrid publishing
*The ins and outs of Indie publishing

What this workshop does not cover:
*How to write a query letter
*How to pitch to agents

This in-person workshop will be held at the Pat Conroy Literary Center (601 Bladen St.), limited to 15 participants. (A minimum of 5 needed to hold the class.) $40/person.

Learn more and register at

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About our instructor:

Kim PooveyKim Poovey is an author of historical fiction and hauntings. She began her writing career with a traditional publishing house for her first two novels, Truer Words and Through Button Eyes: Memoirs of an Edwardian Teddy Bear. In 2017, she switched to Indie publishing and hasn’t looked back. Under her imprint, Dickens Ghost Publishing, LLC, Kim has produced five books; a collection of short stories, the first three novels in her Dreamist series about a woman who can communicate with the dead in her dreams, and Shadows of the Moss, book one in a historical fiction trilogy.

Kim has presented for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) through USCB as well as presenting at Camp Conroy for the past two summers. In addition, Kim has written for several magazines, including Beaufort Lifestyle, Bluffton Breeze, Citizen’s Companion, and the Civil War Times. When not writing, Kim is a school psychologist who lives with her husband and fur babies in a haunted 1890s cottage in the Lowcountry.


This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.

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