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Join Joy Radio at noon today to listen to April Eberhardt cover new ways for authors to think about publishing.After 25 years as a corporate strategist and consultant, April Eberhardt joined the literary world, where she saw strategic opportunity to play a role in the changing world of publishing. A self-described "literary change agent," April Eberhardt advises and assists authors as they choose the best pathway to publication for their work, be it indie or traditional, digital or print, and serves as an advocate for establishing quality standards for indie-published work.Website: www.aprileberhardt.com
Are you an author? Do you need an agent? During this one hour targeted training with Literary Agent, Greg Johnson, you'll discover:
Why people really buy books and what you must do to insure yours will sell. The 5 key author credentials you must have in place before you submit your book proposal. The 5 components of a stellar submission. What to look for and how to find the right agent for your book. The responsibilities of the author, the agent and the publisher. Plus, what to expect, really. Literary Agent, Greg Johnson, has been shepherding new and established for nearly 20 years, representing more than 2300 books, negotiating 1700 literary contracts, with more than 85 different publishers. His goal is to provide authors the broadest impact possible for their writing life. Learn more at WordServeLiterary.com
Have you ever wondered how literary agents work and if they are still important and relevant in this new 2013 world of publishing? Gordon Warnock, a founding partner of Foreword Literary Agency, an expert in marketing and editing, was so interesting we decided to devote an entire program, instead of the clip we intended, to pick his brains about where publishing is going. Non-fiction comprises most of his list. He says that he is looking for projects in which the book is more of the means than the end. "Essentially, your book should relate to something bigger of which you are the expert, the one best fit to bring it to the page. I prefer to work with socially-responsible books that raise new issues or illuminate common issues in new ways. I love books with strong charity tie-ins and celebrities coming together to promote a good cause on a large scale." Warnock is one of several agents and publishers you can meet, submit to, in person at the great Florida Writer's Association Conference, October 17-20, 2013 at the Lake Mary Marriott, a great opportunity to network and learn the latest from established authors, publishers and agents. If you have ever thought of writing a book, this is an interview you don't want to miss and a conference bringing the best to Florida.
Literary agent Janet Kobobel Grant founded the Books & Such Literary Agency in 1996 and represents several best-selling authors and winners of the Gold Medallion, Christy Award, Holt Medallion and RITA. Previously she was a book editor for more than 12 years, an imprint editor at Zondervan, managing book editor at Focus on the Family, collaborator on 17 books, and writer of two books. As a result, Janet knows the publishing world from the perspective of a writer, an editor, and an agent. Today the agency consists of five agents who place more than 300 projects each year with publishing houses. Twitter Blog
This Sunday's "The Book, With Earl Merkel" will feature a classic conversation with... Patrick J. Buchanan!-- but certainly NOT in his usual role as political pundit, but in his acknowledged expertise as a historian in his groundbreaking book, "Churchill, Hitler And The Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire... And The West Lost The World." "The Book" will also present our "Welcome To Al Jazera" as the network debuts on American cable, in an arguably hilarious spoof of the "Al Jazz News You Can Expect."
Literary agent Elizabeth Kracht contributes an "audio essay" suitably titled "How To Seduce An Agent"... so, you ask, THIS is what agents talk about? It is, indeed--and you'll be floor-rolling laughing at her Tale Of Submission(s).
All this and MORE, plus our regular "'Over The Transom' By Rich Le Cropane, and the Continuing Exploits Of Nobel Prize Winning Physicist/Revenge-Seeking Doctor Stephen... ... 9 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 25). "The Book, With Earl Merkel" on AOTA Global Radio Network.
Join us as we bring back our compelling author series..."Literary Journey."
On this episode we will be diving into the life and literary works of detective novelist "Chester Himes."
Chester is a Jefferson City MO native who moved to Cleveland OH. He eventually found his self locked up behind bars for an armed robbery. It was then that he found his love for the written word.
While in prison he had several stories published in publications such as "Esquire."
After that, he knew that's what he wanted to do and he set out to chase the dream.
His most famous book is titled, "If He Hollers Let Him Go" as well as a detective series that he wrote.
Tune in as we discuss the life and lit works of author and prize winner "Chester Himes."
Stay tuned and kee it locked.
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