Literary Salon: Preparing Your Book for Sale—Publishing Advice from the Experts
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com
Please join us on Tuesday—the day AFTER Labor Day—for a chat with the experts on how to get your work published.
Agent Laurie Fox and Fearless Books & Literary Founder D. Patrick Miller will join Left Coast Writers Founder Linda Watanabe McFerrin in conversation about the often arduous and convoluted path to publishing.
They’ll talk about:
How to prepare your manuscript for publication.
- Best ways to find an agent.
- What the alternatives are if you can’t find a traditional publisher.
- What happens after your manuscript is published … regardless of the path you took to get there.
Of course, you can invite a friend, if you know someone who could use the advice.
Just let us know who’ll be joining you.
Laurie Fox has been an agent for 30 years with the Linda Chester Literary Agency, which has its home office in Manhattan. A published author of two novels (Simon & Schuster) and poetry (Chronicle Books), Fox acquires books in the areas of literary and quality fiction, memoir/biography, popular culture, the fine arts, history and cultural history, and science and technology.
Laurie agented two-time Oprah Book Club novelist Wally Lamb’s She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much is True. Other books of Laurie’s include Cheryl Strayed’s first novel, Torch; Lolly Winston’s New York Times bestselling Good Grief; David Corbett’s Done For a Dime, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Carolyn Cooke’s story collection, The Bostons (NY Times Notable Book of the Year, a Los Angeles Times “Best Book of the Year”); New York Times bestseller First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen,which was made into the recent film of the same name. Laurie’s own books include: My Sister from the Black Lagoon (S&S) and The Lost Girls (S&S).
Fearless Books & Literary founder D. Patrick Miller has worked in books, two currently distributed by Penguin Random House and more under the Fearless Books imprint. As a collaborator, ghostwriter, or principal editor, Miller has helped other authors prepare manuscripts for such major publishers as Viking, Doubleday, Crown, Simon & Schuster, Tarcher Perigee, Hay House, Hampton Roads, and New World Library. He provides manuscript consultations, editing, and professional representation to published and unpublished authors working in fiction and nonfiction. Miller also helps many writers publish independently. He is a member of the Authors Guild and served as president of the Northern California chapter of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) for six years.
Linda Watanabe McFerrin (moderator) is a poet, novelist and travel writer. Her most recent book, Navigating the Divide (Alan Squire Publishing, 2019) is available for presell through Book Passage. She is the Founder of Left Coast Writers.