WRITERS FORUM: BRENDA KNIGHT
July 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm PDT
Featured Book: You Should Be Writing: How to Pitch a Publisher Successfully
ONLINE–Brenda Knight will talk about how to get your book or proposal into the hands of an interested editor/agent.
A well-crafted proposal, an agent with good relationships, and choosing the right editors to approach are the first steps.
What most would-be authors don’t know is that the editor has to turn around and sell you to an editorial board. The sales management, more often than not, makes the decisions.
If sales and marketing think they can sell your book, then you’ve got a wonderful chance of getting published.
So how do you sell to the sales people? If it’s your first book, you have no Neilson Bookscan number to get in the way. That can be a blessing, but you have to prove that you are an “influencer” who can sell your book and provide the publisher’s sales force with the ammo they need to go out to the trade.
Publishing veteran Brenda Knight will help you navigate the rapids of book publishing so you can find the perfect home for your books.
Bring your questions about book publishing so you can learn from the fastest growing publisher in America, Mango Press.
Brenda Knight began her career at HarperCollins, working with luminaries Paolo Coelho, Marianne Williamson, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
She was awarded IndieFab’s Publisher of the Year in 2014 by the ALA (American Library Association).
Brenda is the author of Wild Women and Books, Women Who Love Books Too Much, The Grateful Table, Be a Good in the World, and Women of the Beat Generation, which won an American Book Award.
Brenda is Associate Publisher at Mango Publishing, www.Mango.bz
Forum Details: https://www.thewritespot.us/forum.php
Event Location: ONLINE
A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving
Writing Inspiration from Incredible Authors. Gathered by Brenda Knight and writing coach Nita Sweeney, author of Depression Hates a Moving Target, You Should Be Writing provides you with writing wisdom from a variety of accomplished authors.
Writing Practice on Every Page. This journal is a must-have for writers everywhere. With quotes from a diverse group of historical and modern authors to use as creative prompts on every page, you’ll be able to bring your writing inspiration with you wherever you go. You’ll find plenty of great advice, such as Toni Morrison’s encouragement, “As a writer, a failure is just information. It’s something that I’ve done wrong in writing, or is inaccurate or unclear. I recognize failure—which is important; some people don’t—and fix it.”