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Mark Shaw discusses his demystifying guide for aspiring authors, How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication. Packed with practical advice for every writer who dreams of becoming published, and guaranteed to inspire, this reference book is the only guide you will ever need. You'll learn: How to decided if your book concept has publishing potential, How to create unique storytelling ideas, How to improve your writing skills, What publishing alternative is best for you, Why it's important to market a query letter and book proposal, not the manuscript, How to create the perfect query letter and book proposal, How to choose the right literary agent and publisher, How to protect yourself in agency and publisher contracts, How to optimize viral marketing opportunities.
"How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication" with Author Mark Shaw
Beginning writers and those with experience, print journalists, online reporters, bloggers and anyone with a passion for becoming published, are urged to attend this event, co-sponsored by Books, Inc, and the San Francisco Press Club. Mark's latest book, his 25th, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much, is a bestseller and his new novel, Courage in the Face of Evil will be published in January.
Using his surefire "10-Step Method" in his book, How to Become a Published Author, Mark has helped hundreds of authors become published based on 20 years experience in the publishing industry. Find out what books have the best chance of becoming published, what the best storytelling methods are, how to find the right literary agent, how to create a professionally written Query Letter and Book Proposal, and how to discover traditional publishers that may be right for you.
A former criminal defense attorney and legal analyst for ABC, CNN, and ESPN, Mark Shaw is an investigative reporter and the author of 20+ books including The Reporter Who Knew Too Much, The Poison Patriarch, Miscarriage of Justice, Beneath the Mask of Holiness. Mr. Shaw has written for USA Today, Huffington Post, and the Aspen Daily News. More about Mr. Shaw, who lives in the San Francisco area, is at http://www.markshawbooks.com./ and http://www.thereporterwhoknewtoomuch.com./