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Cal Poly Bestsellers & Storytellers Writer's Program

The Cal Poly Bestsellers & Storytellers Writer's Program is a series of courses and workshops designed to help you with your journey to become a more effective and captivating writer. Writers of all levels are welcome to participate in this program.

Please view current class offerings here or call our office at (805) 756-2053 to register.


Self-Published Success: Proven Strategies to Publish a Bestseller

Amplify your voice and leave a legacy by learning how to get your writing published. In Self-Published Success, Brian Schwartz will help you take the step from writer to author. Schwartz, the founder of SelfPublish.org and former president of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association, has spent the last eight years working with authors and publishers to help them reach success. Topics covered include advice from bestselling authors, common mistakes to avoid, marketing, branding, internet resources, and more. Learn how to implement a plan to get your writing published now!

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee
Self-Published Success: Proven Strategies to Publish a Bestseller Brian Schwartz 10/5/2019 Saturday (10/5)
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$185
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About the Instructors


Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz is an award winning author and former president of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. In the past 12 months, Brian Schwartz and his marketing team have taken more than fifty titles to #1 status on Amazon. Some of Brian's notable clients include NY Times Bestseller Sara Davidson, Joe Cross (Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead), and Arlo Guthrie. Brian is the founder of SelfPublish.org, a site dedicated to bridging the gap between self-publishers and traditional publishing. He is a passionate speaker who enjoys sharing the proven strategies and techniques of successful indie authors. His YouTube channel has over 100,000 views. Brian has authored two books: 50 Interviews: Entrepreneurs Thriving in Uncertain Times and Finding Speaking Success (Wise Media Group). He was featured in Wild Ink: Successful Secrets to Writing and Publishing in the Young Adult Market (Prufrock Press). He is a past columnist for the Northern Colorado Business Report.