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How to Sell Your Book without an Agent and Find the Right Agent Zoom Seminar, Saturday, April 13th, 2024
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How to Sell Your Book without an Agent and Find the Right Agent Zoom Seminar, Saturday, April 13th, 2024

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Wednesday, Saturday 13th, 2024

Live Seminar Via Zoom 12:00PM – 2:00PM Central

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Led by Ying Chang Compestine, award-winning author of 25 books, including fiction, picture books, and cookbooks. Her books have been translated into multiple languages and are read around the world. She’s regularly featured on numerous national television programs and prestigious news media agencies, such as The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Huffington Post. She’s also been named one of the “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” by The Author’s Show.

This class will teach you how to sell your books without an agent as well as how to find the right agent. You will also learn how to write the perfect pitch to a publisher and agent, as well as the important aspects of managing a creative business career independently. 

Have you ever wondered why some talented authors find success while others struggle? This lecture will teach you how to manage a creative business career with or without an agent. You will gain insights into how the publishing world works and how to manage your career independently if you choose to.

Drawing upon her personal experience, Ying will share her journey and the secrets of being a successful writer.


  • The pros and cons of having an agent.
  • How to find a good agent.
  • How to sell your work with or without an agent.
  • How to write a captivating pitch.
  • Insider knowledge of the world of publishing.
  • How to manage your creative career


Ying was a tremendous resource on all aspects of the professional writing experience…She was a thoughtful editor, an engaging group leader, and an attentive mentor…Ying is also simply delightful company, ready and able to engage audiences large or small in just the ways that they need to be engaged, deftly encouraging growth and engagement in a powerfully natural fashion.” -J. Eric Smith, Writing Workshops, Hawaii retreat, Student

I appreciated your interest in what each of us sought to learn from the workshop and your clear effort to incorporate our personal goals into the program. Most importantly, I found your confidence and ambition infectious.” -Maura Weiler, Workshop Student

Thank you so very much for putting on that workshop, it was not only amazing to get first-hand tips, but completely invaluable. Your guidance has completely revolutionized how I put a story together so that I keep the agents and publishers in mind to keep life easier for them, and also for the reader in how I construct my paragraphs and chapters. I’ve even taken the hook that I wrote in your class and started a book with it! I laid out the chapters first, as if I were going to present it to a publisher, and it has made the writing process a lot more productive than just going with the flow.” -Quinn Whittaker, Book Passage Workshop Student

"I had the distinct pleasure of working with Ying during our September 2023 fiction workshop in Paris, France. From the outset, it was evident that Ying possesses a profound understanding of the craft of storytelling and an unparalleled ability to impart that knowledge. Over the week, she expertly guided our students through an immersive journey into the world of fiction, blending rigorous instruction with inspiration and hands-on experience. Ying's teaching style is captivating and empowering, ensuring that each participant feels challenged and supported. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from our students serves as a testament to Ying's expertise and dedication as an instructor. I wholeheartedly endorse Ying Compestine for any educational or literary endeavor, confident in her ability to bring excellence to any room she enters." -Blake Kimzey, Director, Writing Workshops Paris


This class will meet via Zoom.


You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Instructor: Ying Chang Compestine

  •  Saturday, April 13th, 2024

  • Live Seminar Via Zoom 12:00PM – 2:00PM Central

  • The seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom