Thursday, April 12, 2012

Getting Your Foot in the Door: New York Editors Tell All on How to Get a Publishing Deal


I know I don't usually talk about my editorial business on my blog, but I have something fun and cool coming up that I thought would be pertinent. My colleague Betsy Thorpe and I have joined together to host our first Workshop for writers, and this one is called Getting Your Foot in the Door: New York Editors Tell All on How to Get a Publishing Deal.

I used to be an editor at St. Martin’s Press and Betsy has worked at Random House, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and John Wiley and we will be telling writers what it takes to get noticed by agents and editors alike. We’ve seen thousands of book proposals, edited hundreds, and given many authors the offer of a publishing contract.

With our experience, find out:
• How to compose an effective elevator pitch
• How to write a query letter that will not be overlooked
• How to write your author bio and come up with a marketing plan
• How to research and land a literary agent
• What to expect if you get an offer from a publishing house

We will also provide an individual critique of your first 500 words and let you know how to best pitch your book.

Meet fellow writers and bond over this exciting process!

Enrollment is limited to 15. Price $250, 1:00-5:00PM, Saturday May 12th, snacks and beverages provided.

If interested, please email me at carin at cseditorial dot com. This is in Charlotte, North Carolina. Please let your writing friends in North Carolina know about it!

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