My only complaint is that it's in St. Cloud. I'm nowhere near St. Cloud. I want a mentor too. Times Media, can you sponsor one of these events in DC? Of course, I need two mentors - one for my day job as a fundraiser and one for my career as an author. I wonder if Publisher's Weekly or Preditors and Editors would want to sponsor something like this for authors...
Physical book sales are on the rise. Ebook sales for the big five publishers are collapsing. But indie authors and those that are published through small, independent presses make up a sizable chunk of the ebook market, and their gaining ground rapidly (that includes me!). Barnes and Noble is struggling, and Amazon is king in the book market. It's a wacky publishing world!
These tips for getting a book deal are mostly aimed at a business audience publishing a non-fiction book, but they're good things to keep in mind for any author looking to get published.
For me, the pitch fests on Twitter got me a publishing contract on my debut novel, and my second novel. Yep. That's write. I got two publishing contracts by crafting very nifty Tweets. But see what the Huffington Post writer recommends if you'd like to get your novel published.
I write about power dynamics in relationships, the empowerment of women, and the ethical and moral dilemmas love can create in our lives. This is a space where I meditate on those themes and share them with the word. Who knows, my next novel may start right here...