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An Agent's Secrets to Selling Your First Novel OnDemand Webinar

Insider advice for turning your publishing dream into very real book deal

By Guest Speaker: Irene Goodman

SKU# W7787


Leading agent Irene Goodman has more than 30 years of experience creating bestselling careers, with multiple NY Times list authors. In this live webinar, she'll share some of her time-tested trade secrets that will help you cross the finish line from hopeful writer to published author. You'll be provided with an insider's view into the publishing process, including tips and strategies for getting your book noticed by agents and publishers alike. You'll also learn how they make their decisions about which authors to work with and who to publish.

This is a chance to get a rare glimpse into the mind of an agent who has closed hundreds of book deals, supplemented with inside information that doesn't usually make it into books, magazine articles, or conference speeches. PLEASE NOTE: All proceeds from Irene's share of the webinar will be donated to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

What you'll learn:

  • What agents and editors are looking for when they review a submission or query
  • How to ensure that your project makes it out of the slush pile
  • Insider trade secrets for making sure your work is best positioned for success
  • Tips and techniques for closing the deal and selling your book

Irene Goodman has been a leading member of the publishing community for over 30 years. Her clients are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She began her career as the assistant to the agent who represented Stephen King, and established her own agency a year later. Her fiction list includes historical fiction, women's fiction, thrillers, young adult, and mysteries. Her non-fiction list includes pop culture, memoir, music, social issues, animals, parenting, food, and lifestyle.

Irene has written for a number of writers' publications, including the Novelists Ink newsletter, the Mystery Writers of America newsletter, Solander (the newsletter of the Historical Novelists Society), the Romance Writers of America newsletter, and many regional publications. She is also a frequent speaker at writer's conferences, including keynoting at the Historical Novelists Society and Novelists Ink and workshops at the Romance Writers of America, the Surrey International Writers Conference, the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, SEAK, the South Carolina Writers Workshop, and Malice Domestic.

Who should attend?

  • Any writer who wants to secure an agent, or learn how an agent can help them
  • Writers who want to learn the best methods for getting a book deal
  • Writers who want to make sure their work stands out from the pack
  • Anyone who wants an inside glimpse into how publishing decisions are made and how they can be influenced.

OnDemand webinars do not include a critique.

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SKU W7787
Author/Speaker/Editor Guest Speaker: Irene Goodman
File Type WMV

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