Qiological Live
Going to Press: How to turn your manuscript
into a successful book

Are you ready to share your hard-won clinical insights, case histories, capstone project or translations with the profession? Are you wondering what it will take, what it will cost, and what you may get out of it, before you jump into writing a book? Have you been working away on a manuscript for years and are now ready for publication, but don’t know where to turn or whom to trust? Are you confused about the whole new world of self-publishing, open-access offerings, and digital presentation of material?

If you want to produce a book, please join us for an exploration of the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing versus going with a traditional publisher. Before you set out on your own and take on more than you can handle, or sign a contract that gives away all your rights without any real benefits, let us teach you what questions to ask— both of yourself and of your potential collaborator/s. Knowledge is power.

Like everything in Chinese medicine, there is no single right answer, and ultimately it is up to you to find your perfect path. But at least we can help you make an informed decision.

In this real time event we will
  • Clarify your personal goals with your book project, to express your “Heavenly Mandate” in the best container possible for your hard work
  • Learn what it takes to prepare a manuscript for publication
  • Understand the general advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing versus hiring a publisher
  • Negotiate a fair publishing contract with a publisher to protect your rights
  • Understand the steps of self-publishing along with potential resources and their costs, to support you along the way
  • Evaluate and project the finances of publishing

You’ll have lifetime access to the recording of this Qiological Live seminar

Live event fee $35, length 90 minutes


Saturday January 22, 2022
9am Pacific • 10am Mountain • 11am Central • 12pm Eastern

Writing a manuscript is hard work, but turning it into a published book— that is a whole other challenge. As with any journey, it helps to have a map of the terrain

Your Instructor For This Class

Sabine Wilms

Sabine Wilms, PhD, is the author and translator of two dozen books on Chinese medicine, from classical translations to integrative fertility treatments, working in Chinese, German, and English. Before starting her own publishing company, she gained experience working with all the major publishers in the field, most notably during two years of full-time employment as senior editor at Paradigm Publications. In addition to writing, translating, and publishing her work through her company Happy Goat Productions, she lectures around the world and mentors students through her mentorship program at www.imperialtutor.com. She also runs a rigorous training program in Chinese medicine translation and is busy building a translation collective at www.translatingChinesemedicine.com. Her publications at her own company Happy Goat Productions include annotated translations of Sun Simiao’s writings on gynecology and pediatrics; the Divine Farmer’s Classic of Materia Medica (Shennong Bencao Jing); two books on Wang Fengyi’s system of “Five Element Virtue Healing” (Let the Radiant Yang Shine Forth and Twelve Characters); the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (Huangdi Nei Jing Suwen) chapter five (Humming with Elephants); the Fuxingjue zangfu yongyao fayao (Celestial Secrets); and Qi Zhongfu’s Hundred Questions on Gynecology (Nüke Bai Wen, published as Channeling the Moon).