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Texas Ballroom - Hyatt Regency
208 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704

6/22/2013 From 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

"How to Be a Successful Writer in Today's Marketplace"

with Chuck Sambuchino

$35 per person - open to conference registrants only


Writer's Digest Books editor Chuck Sambuchino (Guide to Literary Agents) shares his best advice for writers of all ages and levels of expertise. In this keynote, Sambuchino will discuss how writers can create more stories and content easier than they think, be successful in a changing digital marketplace, avoid the three most common reasons that submissions get rejected, and more.

[Important note: The keynote luncheon is open to conference registrants only.  If you purchase a keynote luncheon ticket without first purchasing a general conference pass, your luncheon ticket will be invalid. Click here to register for the conference.]


Chuck Sambuchino is an editor and a writer. He works for Writer's Digest Books and edits the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS as well as the CHILDREN'S WRITER'S & ILLUSTRATOR'S MARKET. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog -- all about agents, submissions and platform -- is one of the largest blogs in publishing. He was recently included in a FORBES Top 10 list of "Social Media Influencers in Book Publishing."
His first humor book, HOW TO SURVIVE A GARDEN GNOME ATTACK, was released in Sept. 2010 and has been featured by Reader's Digest, the New York Times and AOL News. The film rights were recently optioned by Sony and director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future). His second humor book, RED DOG / BLUE DOG: WHEN POOCHES GET POLITICAL, is a humorous photo collection of dogs doing stereotypical liberal and conservative things.It has been featured by Political Wire, USA Today, and the Huffington Post.
In addition, Chuck has also written two other writing-related titles: the third edition of FORMATTING & SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT (2009), and CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM (2012). Besides that, he is a freelance book editor, husband, cover band guitarist, piano lover, chocolate chip cookie fiend, owner of a flabby-yet-lovable dog named Graham, and sleep-deprived new father. Find him on Twitter (@chucksambuchino).