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Publishing Seminar: Putting Your Best Book Forward with Liz Van Hoose
Wednesday, May 9 @ 7:00 pm
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
1-Day Publishing Seminar
Wednesday, May 9 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Got a novel? A memoir? A great idea for a narrative nonfiction work on the secret history of butterflies?
This seminar will cover the fundamentals of getting your manuscript published to its fullest potential. Pairing participant feedback with guidance from a book industry perspective, we’ll explore the publishing path from agent pitch to book launch.
- How do I pitch my book in 50 words or less?
- Do I need an agent, and if so, how do I find the right one?
- What happens to my manuscript once it’s acquired, and how involved will I be during the editing and design process?
- How do publicity and marketing work, and how can I help out?
Bring your books, bring your questions, and we’ll talk strategy together in a fun, supportive environment.
Liz Van Hoose is an independent editor who engages with authors, agents, and trade book publishers. For more than a decade, she worked in the editorial departments of Viking Penguin and Alfred A. Knopf, where she edited a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, including works by Martin Clark, Ron Currie, Jr., Kim Edwards, Alex Gilvarry, Garrison Keillor, William Kittredge, Robert Love, Dan Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Jim Shepard, Amor Towles, Jessica Maria Tuccelli, and Danielle Trussoni. She has been a guest editor for writers’ conferences at Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Aspen Summer Words. She is also a member of 5E, an independent editors’ collective.