For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
Time: November 2, 2009 at 6am to November 25, 2009 at 7pm
Location: WOW! Women on Writing classes
Website or Map: http://www.wow-womenonwriting…
Event Type: e-course, online, for, 4, weeks, including, chat, editing, and, comments
Organized By: Andrea Campbell
Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2009
THE GATEKEEPERS: ALL ABOUT AGENTS AND EDITORS—Getting them, Working with them, and Growing as a Career Author by Andrea Campbell
START DATE: Monday, November 2, 2009
DURATION: 4 weeks
The Course Objectives
In order to succeed in this industry, you, the writer, must know it intimately from all sides. If you were a clothing designer: you wouldn’t start without creative talent, the right materials, and a pattern to guide you. If you opened up a retail business, you wouldn’t expect to: sell your products without knowing how to produce or restock your merchandise; you wouldn’t open your doors without having a business foundation or center from which to sell, and you wouldn’t try operating without a market strategy or knowing the competition. So why would you expect writing to be any different? Yet thousands of would-be authors do. They buy into the philosophy that if I just pen a terrific book, then I will become successful.
Well, craft is surely something all writers should work at and a beautiful book can certainly open doors, but only those writers who know and understand the business will stay on to succeed. Now if you want to write as a hobby or don’t care to try to earn a living at this work, then this course will just be a knowledge primer. But if you want to create and write for a living, then you must learn the principles for this hard-knock business.