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Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

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TEL: (225) 219 - 9503 Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
www.LouisianaBookFestival.org

Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Coen And Gauthier

Back to Wordshops

So You Want to Be Published?

Presented by Cheré Dastugue Coen and Ronald M. Gauthier


Friday, October 26
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Capitol View Room, State Library of Louisiana

What does it take to create a successful, publishable book? Writing the book is only half the journey. This workshop will discuss compiling a book proposal that will make agents and editors notice, the pros and cons of self-publishing, the process of e-publishing and creating books such as cookbooks and historical texts to raise money for organizations. We’ll also discuss social media tactics, effective publicity, dealing with unsavory agents or editors and the economic realities of publishing. Attendees will go home with everything they need to know about having their work published.

Cheré Dastugue Coen picture

Cheré Dastugue Coen is an award-winning travel journalist, instructor of writing, playwright, novelist and cookbook author. Her latest books are “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Tour of Acadiana” (The History Press) “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets” with Jude Bradley (Llewellyn) and “Cooking in Cajun Country” with Cajun “Karl” Breaux (Gibbs Smith). A native of New Orleans, Cheré now makes her home in Lafayette. Visit her blogs LouisianaBookNews@blogspot.com and HaveBooksWillTravelLetsEat@blogspot.com.

Ronald M. Gauthier picture Ronald M. Gauthier was a library branch manager in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina forced him to relocate to Atlanta. In addition to working in the library, he has served as an adult literacy instructor for the prison system in Louisiana and a social services counselor. He is currently a manager in Gwinnett County Library System in Georgia, a suburban community 25 miles outside of Atlanta. Mr. Gauthier co-authored Killing Time: an 18-Year Odyssey from Death row to Freedom, a nonfiction title chronicling the odyssey of John Thompson, a man wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Louisiana.

His book won the Innocence Project Media Award, the Indie Award for Best Fiction, and it was selected by the Chicago Sun Times as one of the best books of 2010.

Mr. Gauthier has short fiction and nonfiction published in the Write Room Literary Journal, Cigale Literary Journal, the Times-Picayune, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta Voice, Library Journal, the BCALA Journal and was a finalist in a literary contest at Glimmer Train. His short story, Modern Black Boy will be published in the March, 2013 issue of the Long Story, and short nonfiction, Appalling Silence, in Witness in the fall of 2012.