Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Showcase Your New Book to Agents

I am eager to meet this agent when I present at this conference on Saturday. I will be talking about The importance of getting reviews for your book as a means to launching it in style and keeping it alive – – perhaps for your lifetime. Make your reservations now for private interviews with one or more of the featured agents and to attend all the great seminars that Tony has planned. ( Hotel reservations are still available, too! )

The GenreLA Creative Writers Conference is pleased to announce the appearance of ten agents and publishers looking for fresh talent with polished manuscripts.

Today's featured agent is Literary Agent Charlotte Gusay.
Her love of the literary has deep roots. She has come to be known as the “Diane Keaton” of agents - eclectic, quality, and very selective in choosing projects to represent. Founded on the basis of her hands-on experience in the book business (as a bookseller for many years,) Charlotte Gusay (founder-owner of The Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency) represents both fiction and nonfiction books, entertainment rights, books to film, selected screenplays and screenwriters and she often partners with WGA film agents.
The Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency is looking for those books – both fiction and nonfiction that are both quality and commercial. For example, the Agency is particularly interested in innovative, unusual, eclectic, literary, historical, humorous books and those on any issues or topics, timely or socially important. Selection always comes down to the writing. The writing must be superb; the voice, seductive.
Some Areas of Interest:
Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Feminist Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mainstream Fiction, Military/War Fiction, Multicultural Fiction, Mystery, Regional Fiction, Suspense, Agriculture/Horticulture, Alternative Lifestyles, Anthropology/Archaelogy, Art/Architecture, Biography, Communications, Cooking/Foods/Nutrition, Ethnic, Feminism, Film/Cinema/Stage, Gardening, Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction, General Nonfiction, Gift Book, Government/Politics, Health/Medicine, History, House and Home, Humanities, Humorous Nonfiction, Language and Literature, Literary Criticism, Multicultural Nonfiction, Music and Dance, Nature and Environment, Philosophy, Popular Science, Psychology, Reference, Regional Nonfiction, Religion, Sports, Travel.
Attendees to the GenreLA Speculative Fiction and Creative Writing Conference can make FREE pitch appointments to meet with the literary agents January 27-29 in Los Angeles. Learn more and register here: http://www.wcwriters.com/genrela/

MORE ABOUT THE BLOGGER Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile. Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and The Great First Impression Book Proposal, another booklet, helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart,and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com)

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Off to a Great Book Marketing Start in 2017

Here is something directly from my #SharingwithWriters newsletter to get your book marketing year off to a great start. In that letter I include articles, letters-to-the-editor, Q&As a la Ann Landers, resources like opportunities and accessible contests and a whole lot more. It's also interactive--meaning subscribers can contribute and get credited with their author name, title, and links to their books. They help other writers and get a little exposure for doing so! Win, Win!  And it's free.

"Tip: When you mail a book —to editors, your readers, your reviewers—enclose a flier that give them more information on your other books or other services. This flier might include a request for a review or endorsement, a link to your Amazon profile page which showcases your all of your books, your blogs, your social networks. (If your profile page doesn’t do this, don’t lose a minute before you update it using Author Connect!) Not to worry! This idea is well rooted in publishing tradition. Big publishers do it with a flier commonly known as a sell sheet."

So, the next issue of SharingwithWriters will soon coming to an e-mail box--perhaps yours. If you aren't already subscribed, send me an e-mail with HoJoNews at AOL dot com and I'll do it for you or go to http://howtodoitfrugally.com.  There are subscription boxes in the top right corner of every page of the site. 

Back to shipping enclosures or sell sheets:  My New Year's gift to you will get you started using them in the New year. It is a copy of a professionally produced sell sheet for you to use as a guideline for your own sell sheet. Just e-mail me at HoJoNews at AOL dot com with SELL SHEET in the subject line and include your address. I'll send it to you in the mail. (I promise to delete and never use your address again!)  


MORE ABOUT THE BLOGGER

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically.  Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving. The Great First Impression Book Proposal, another booklet,  helps writers who want to be traditionally published.. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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