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Winning Over a Trade Publisher

March 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Friedman
Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members
Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

You’ve written a book and you’re anxious to get it out into the world. It’s tempting to turn to the many avenues for self-publishing, especially when it’s clear that a very small percentage of writers ever get a publishing deal. In this seminar, you’ll learn why it’s well worth the effort to try to get a trade publisher interested in your work. You’ll learn strategies for how you can maximize your chances of doing this. We’ll discuss in detail what trade publishers are looking for and the advantages you get when you land a publishing deal. You’ll have the chance to ask your burning questions to a seasoned veteran of publishing who has had many successes. But if you do decide to self-publish, you will also learn a few essential tips to maximize your chances of success.

Bob Friedman has been a publisher for more than forty years. In 1974, he founded the Donning Company/Publishers and was president and publisher until 1989. He is the co-founder of Hampton Roads Publishing Company, which began in 1989. Hampton Roads focused on cutting-edge books with a self-help or non-tradional spiritual orientation, publishing over 1000 books in eighteen years, among them, bestseller Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch. Retired from Hampton Roads, Robert currently runs Rainbow Ridge Books, distributed by Square One Publishers. He is also co-author, with Eckhart Tolle, of a children’s book entitled Milton’s Secret: An Adventure of Discovery Through Then, When, and The Power of Now, which will soon be released as a major motion picture with Donald Sutherland and Michelle Rodriguez.

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March 5, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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