The Foundations of Getting Published with Jane Friedman

Event Date: October 25th, 2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Address : Summit, NJ, USA
Town : Summit

In this 2-hour virtual workshop with publishing industry expert Jane Friedman, you'll learn not just the foundational principles of getting a book published, but gain up-to-date insight into the changing landscape of the publishing industry, and how you can navigate your own path toward success. You'll discover what it takes to capture the attention of a New York publisher or literary agent (whether you write fiction or nonfiction) and come away with a better understanding of the commercial publishing business model. Jane shows you how to approach the submissions process with the right expectations and mindset.

This class will cover the following:

  • Querying like a pro. Your one-page query letter should be short and sweet and pack a punch.
  • Whether you need an agent—who they are and what they do.
  • Researching markets (agents and editors) for your work.
  • Explore traditional publishing options outside of New York. Learn how to assess the strength and position of any book publisher.

The class will end with a brief discussion of alternative publishing paths (such as self-publishing and hybrid publishing) if your book isn't suited for a traditional publisher.

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