Noon-1pm: Keynote during Luncheon – “The ABCs of Self-Publishing” (Tickets: $20)
Self-publishing (or hiring a pay-to-publish company) is all the rage for authors these days. It’s easy. It’s a guarantee that you’ll be published. But is it a smart and safe decision? Patricia Fry, the Executive Director of Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN), talks frankly about the pay-to-publish phenomenon (what works, what doesn’t and how not to get burned!) and offers insights and tips for successfully navigating your way through the world of self-publishing.
2pm: “Writing Winning Fiction and Nonfiction Book Proposals – The Psychology of the Book Proposal”
In the dark or overwhelmed by the task of writing a book proposal? Is there a psychology, or method, about what to list first, how to word it so your proposal stands out, or what to list in each section? The answer is YES!
Patricia Fry,the Executive Director of Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN), will help you understand a book proposal from the agent’s/publisher’s point of view. Learn about the first thing the agent or publisher wants to know about your book project – and how not to leave it out! – and the three key things that will hook an agent or publisher. Also learn about why should you write a book proposal even if you plan to self-publish.