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Learn all the basics of how to get your book published, including how to research publishers and agents, write query letters, and pitch your work. You’ll understand what expectations you should have when it comes to the publication process—as well as marketing and promotion of your work—and how to determine which publisher or publishing path is best to achieve your goals. If you’ve ever wondered about that mysterious thing called “platform,” the concept will be de-mystified and explained as to how it affects your chances with a publisher.
In addition to addressing traditional publishing, this session explores the changing landscape of the publishing industry, and how/when to pursue the increasingly viable self-publishing, hybrid publishing, and digital publishing options. You’ll learn about the best services for self-publishers, as well as some of the most effective marketing strategies used by successful independent authors.
By the end of this session, you’ll have better insight to the thought process of industry insiders who make decisions every day on what work merits publication. You’ll gain practical advice and tools to help you develop strong pitch and proposal materials for both fiction and nonfiction—plus back-door methods for networking with agents and editors. And if you’re more of an entrepreneur, you’ll leave better prepared to face the challenges of getting your work to market independently. Pre-registration and fee required.Get Tickets