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Secrets of a Successful Proposal (The Business of Books with Jen & Kerry)
Hotel 1000
Seattle, WA
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Secrets of a Successful Proposal (The Business of Books with Jen & Kerry)

Join Kerry Colburn and Jennifer Worick as they discuss "Secrets of a Successful Proposal." This talk will focus on what makes publishers take notice of one book idea over another when they see hundreds of proposals each week. Attendees will learn insider tips as we draw on Jen & Kerry's decades of industry experience to share the secrets of a winning proposal (both fiction and non-fiction) and they'll leave with the tools they need to get their proposal under way.

Each event in the series will take place at the Hotel 1000 and features a presentation hosted by Jen and Kerry on a specific topic relating to the book business. In this three-part series, Jen & Kerry will illuminate each step of the book proposal process, including how to research your idea and build your author platform, craft a salable nonfiction or fiction book proposal, and get savvy about the publishing industry.

Kerry Colburn is a Seattle-based author, editor, cocktail drinker, and mom of two young girls. Former executive editor at Chronicle Books, she now happily writes books from her (often chaotic) home or a variety of coffee shops in her neighborhood. She is the author of many nonfiction titles including How to Have Your Second Child First, Good Drinks for Bad Days and So You Want to Be Canadian? Her latest book, Mama's Big Book of Little Lifesavers, comes out in Spring 2011.

Jennifer Worick is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex. In addition, she has co-authored or written more than 25 hilarious and helpful books, including her newest titles, Beyond the Family Tree: A 21st Century Guide to Exploring Your Roots & Creating Connections and Simple Gifts: 50 Little Luxuries to Craft, Sew, Cook & Knit. Formerly the editorial director at Running Press, she has written and reviewed countless book proposals and shepherded many successful titles to market.

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Hotel 1000 (View)
1000 First Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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