About

About

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At book inc we help one another write, revise, and publish memoirs and novels in community.

Our mission is to help you realize the artistic and commercial potential of your work

Writing, revising, and publishing a book is a formidable, years-long undertaking. Most successful authors have a community of support from fellow writers, readers, and editors to realize the potential of their work and get it out in the world. 

However, most workshops and programs only focus on the craft. 

At book inc, we support you every step of the way, providing a lifelong writing community and programs to guide you from initial conception to publication.

Why book inc?

Learn why we created book inc in 2020.

55
Completed first drafts

181
Revised drafts

130+
Published essays
in the Journal, our literary magazine

72
Writers & Alum

26
Books currently querying

1000+
Readers
of the Journal, our literary magazine

How we write (and “teach”)

Most traditional writing programs are based on a guru model where you get advice from on high, and the advice is often expensive and cutting. We believe all writers are artists, wherever you are in your writing journey. Our job is not to tell you what to do or how to do it, but rather to provide the support and community required to cultivate each other’s strengths in order to tackle the challenge of writing a book.

From Initial Conception to Publication

We are with you through the entire process of writing a book, from first ideas through drafting and revision, and submitting for publication. We also promote your work using our community’s author platform.

Lifelong Community

There’s no artificial cut off date once you finish a book, you can remain a part of the community as long as you’re writing, which is why even MFA graduates choose to join us.

Proven & Effective

Our focus on the process helps you build an effective writing practice, which boosts confidence and productivity, spurring you to complete drafts and revisions of your memoir or novel you can be proud of.

A Positive Approach to Feedback

Our feedback focuses on building on the strengths of your writing, not by tearing it apart. This approach is not only more enjoyable, it’s much more effective and motivating.

Affordable

Our programs cost under a tenth of the median tuition for masters in fine arts and a fraction of most book-in-a-year programs.

Accessible

Our low price point and fully online programs help us reach a broader audience of writers and artists including those who are self-taught.
creative writing workshops

Our original Incubator, started in January, 2020, pre-pandemic.
(L to R): Rachel Harrigan, James Hertler, Shanda McManus, Caitlin Maskowitz, Renee Walsh, and J. Greg Phelan.