TOUGH LOVE FOR WRITERS
( Or Twenty Reasons You're Not Getting Published)
with Literary Agent Steve Hutson
So, you want to get published? WAIT! Today’s publishing market is more competitive than it has ever been, and millions of new authors rush in without educating themselves. Learn how to avoid the rookie mistakes:
• You’re not just writing a story; you’re running a business.
• The industry hasn’t changed as much as you think.
• Self-publishing is not the liberating experience that you expect.
• Agents and publishers aren’t as evil as you’ve been told.
• You might be looking for love in all the wrong places.
In this 2-hour discussion, we will examine the workings of the publishing industry. Writing, editing, acquisitions, agents, editors, copyright, platform, contracts, self-publishing, and more. Why do some books succeed, while so many fail? Bring your questions, your thick skin, and your hard-learned lessons.
NOTE: Workshop attendees' will have an opportunity to pitch to Literary Agent Steve Hutson in 10 minute sessions. Please download and print his official query form in advance.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Literary Agent, WordWise Media ServicesSteve is a native of Los Angeles, a child of the sixties, and a storyteller almost from birth. (He’s convinced that the Wimpy Kid books are based on his childhood, but he can’t prove it.) After several years of freelance editing and directing a writers’ conference, he branched out as a literary agent in early 2011. He has placed his clients’ works with Dutton, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale, Potomac, David C. Cook, Praeger, Writer’s Digest Books, and others. Several clients have won prestigious awards for their works. He speaks frequently at writers’ events and writes an eclectic blog.