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Pre-conference Workshop #4: "Avoiding Common Submission Mistakes"

6/22/2012 From 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Ten ways to avoid the most common mistakes authors make in submitting to agents and publishers: Tips from an Editorial Insider

with Alan Rinzler

Why are most proposals and manuscripts rejected? What are agents and publishers looking for and how do they decide behind closed doors whether it's thumbs up or down? How important is your first page, platform, genre, track record? How do agents and publishers judge your writing? Do they really employ due diligence with your blog, YouTube, tweets, and Facebook wall? How do they factor in the boom in ebooks and independent publishing as test marketing for commercial conversion? The answers may surprise you, but will definitely provide valuable new ideas about how to be more successful in creating and selling your own work-in-progress.