You’re writing a non-fiction book. It’s a big task, and you want to do it right, which means not only ensuring that your material is accurate, timely, compelling, and well-written, but also keeping an eye toward the market and determining who your potential reader is, as well as preparing to approach publishers. That’s a lot to manage! This 3-day workshop offering by Lynn Rosen will walk participants through the steps you need to follow to achieve your publishing goal, including: honing and polishing your topic, reviewing the elements of a proper and convincing book proposal, and structuring your work to achieve maximum market potential.

Rosen is the co-owner of Open Book Bookstore, located in Elkins Park, PA, just north of Philadelphia. She runs Open Book’s extensive program of classes, workshops, and events for readers and writers. Lynn is a long-time book publishing industry professional with many years of experience as an editor, literary agent, and author. Most recently, she was Editorial Director of Book Business magazine, and Director of Graduate Publishing Programs at Rosemont College. She has served as Editorial Director at Peter Pauper Press, Senior Editor at Running Press and others. She is the author of Elements of the Table: A Simple Guide for Hosts and Guests (Clarkson Potter).

This workshop is appropriate for writers of all levels of experience.

Rosen says, “I love working closely with writers to help them shape and strengthen their work and make it ready for submission.” Learn more about Rosen and her work at and You can also visit the store on Facebook, or say hi on Twitter @OpenBookPhilly

The 70th Annual Philadelphia Writers’ Conference will be held June 8-10, 2018, at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District. Visit this page for more information, including speaker information and a general schedule of events.