How to Pitch to a Literary Agent and Have Fun Doing It
Tuesday, April 25 · 12 - 1p.m. In this brown-bag one hour presentation, there will be demos from the organizers of Pitch-o-Rama, the annual literary pitch event in San Francisco. Have you ever wanted to pitch your novel to a literary agent, but were afraid you would not know what to say? This special event hosted by CWC-Berkeley members gives an up-close look at how to pitch your book in ...
Agent 101: How to Land the Agent of your Dreams with Amy Collins [Feb. 20th]
Why do some authors get an agent and others do not? Why do some manuscripts and pitches garner huge advances and a juicy publishing contract and others just languish? It is possible to create a successful career as an author, but there are hard truths about what it really takes to "make it." Authors who have been querying agents or submitting manuscripts and not getting offers will appreci...
Finding & Working with an Agent with Literary Agent Andy Ross – September 20th
Our speaker series returns on Sunday, September 20th with Oakland literary agent Andy Ross. Ross will detail the steps you need to take before beginning work with a literary agent. Ross will help you determine whether your project is right for commercial publishers and he'll explain how to write effective query letters and book proposals. You'll learn how to research the best agent for your book. He'll even go over how agents negotiate book contracts.
Jan 21: How to be a Publishing Success Story with Literary Agent Ted Weinstein
Literary Agent Ted Weinstein Knows a Secret: All Publishing Is Self-Publishing After a year of dramatic changes in book publishing, the larger media world, and the entire nation, authors must be more entrepreneurial than ever to maximize their chances of success. At our Sunday, January 21st meeting, literary agent Ted Weinstein will give an overview of recent publishing developments and offer guidance on the best routes to publishing success, whether you're seeking traditional publication or the indie route.