Book Publishing Arts - Part 1

Book Publishing photo - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Overview

Are you interested in learning how to write a book but need more information and support to get it done and make it a success? Learn the art of publishing your own book, from writing, to editing, design and final publication.


This class will include two parts. In Part 1, focus on writing your book and consider all of the questions needed to create excellent content. What is the story you want to tell and how do you tell it? Who is your audience and how do you approach your audience and readers?


Learn about storytelling, refining your topics, the editing process, and all of the steps and considerations for writing your book. How do you want the final product to look and feel when it is complete and being held and read?

Consider the visual aspects of your book, including layout, illustration, design and your book's cover.

In part two, during winter quarter, work towards final publication, including choosing a publishing house, book promotion and online retail selling.


You can publish your book in your native language, whether it is English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, Hindi, Farsi and Amharic. Instructor Georgetta Ganarz, explains, "I want students to express themselves in their identity and culture. For me as an artist, freedom of self-expression, including cultural, is necessary to be true and creative."  She has written and published 19 books to date, and also teaches multiple art classes for Continuing Education.


Learning Outcomes

Understand the steps needed to write a book

  • Gain skills in thinking about your audience and future readers
  • Acquire knowledge in executing your book, including topics such as: storyline, creating chapters, choosing a title, referencing and documenting sources, and editing
  • Gain knowledge in creating the visual aspect of a book, including design, layout, illustrations

Who Should Take This Class?

Anyone interested in publishing a book.


Class Details

This class is held online by videoconferencing. It is led by an instructor(s) in real-time as an interactive class experience. To attend and participate fully you will need access to a computer or device with video and a microphone, plus high-speed internet connection. Instructions to access the class will be emailed to you by the instructor or staff member before the class begins. Note: part of this class might be recorded, for the students and instructor to use for review only; recordings will be deleted after the end of the quarter.


Fall 2021

  • 8 Wednesdays ; Oct 20 to Dec 08 ; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location : SCONL; Room Online
  • Fee : $199
  • Class ID : 38751 ; SKU : 29609