Saturday, March 19, 2016

YOU WROTE A BOOK, NOW WHAT? Getting Published Events

Book Publishing Workshop with Jan Kardys 
Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing

Gain an insider's view of book publishing at this program with Literary Agent, Jan L. Kardys and Chairman of Unicorn Writers' Conference, and Unicorn for Writers.  Jan will share her 35 years of experience inside 10 major NYC book publishers on such topics as developing a concept, writing and formatting a manuscript, editing, finding a good literary agent, query letters, submission guidelines, all the departments within a publishing company, subsidiary rights, foreign rights sales, special sales, marketing, details on self publishing vs traditional publishing, utilizing the most cutting-edge technologies as social media services to increase visibility to literary agents, publishers and readers alike. A Powerpoint Presentation is presented. The workshop also includes printed Handouts for each attendee (22 pages each) : How to Research Your Competition, How To Write A Query Letter, How to Find the Right Literary Agent,  How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal. The Story Plan Checklist, Editing Tips, Permissions & Releases, Sample Permissions License, Checklist for Submission Black Hawk Literary Agency, Deal Memo/Working Checklist, 45 words, Components of a Novel, and Market Share of Top Trade Publishers. 
Jan L. Kardys’ diverse book publishing career includes executive positions at ten of the major book publishers – Doubleday, St. Martin’s Press, Scholastic, Macmillan, Charles Scribner’s, Little, Brown & Company, Warner Books, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Lippincott & Crowell, Publishers, Simon & Schuster/Prentice Hall and Condé Nast Publications.  Her experience and know-how are in editorial, art/production, subsidiary rights, contracts, copyrights, permissions, book agenting, editing, writer’s conferences, publishing consulting, and freelance editing.  Jan worked for Google for three years where she added Internet sales and marketing to her already extensive expertise. See her websites:, http://www, and 

∆ Winthrop Public Library, Date:  April 9, 2016,  1 pm, 2 Metcalf Square Winthrop, MA 02152, Contact: Diane Wallace, 617-846-1703,
∆ Gunn Memorial Library, Date:  April 14, 2016, Thursday, 6:30 pm,  5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793, Contact: Margaret Ferguson, 860-868-7586,
∆ Uniondale Library, Date: April 23, 2016, 2-4 pm, 400 Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553, Contact: Ilgar Guo, 516-489-2270,
     The Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Date: May 3, 2016,  25 Main St, Newtown, CT 06470
 Contact: Lucy Handley, 203-426-4533,
∆ Groton Public Library, Date: May 7, 2016, 2 pm, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT 06840, Contact: Jean Schweid, 860-441-6750,
∆ Cape May City Library, Date: May 14, 2016, 2 pm, 110 Ocean Street, Cape May, New Jersey 08202, Contact: Jesse Ridge, 609-884-9568,
∆ Berlin-Peck Memorial LibraryDate: May 16, 2016, 6:30 pm, 234 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037, Contact: Carrie Tyszka, Head of Reference and Adult Services, 860-828-7120, 
∆ Olean Public Library, Date: May 21, 2016 , 1 pm, 134 N. Second Street, Olean, NY 14760, Contact: Carol Ellen Kowalik-Happy, 716-372-0200,                                                        
∆ Cotuit Library, Date: June 4, 2016, 1 pm, 871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635, Contact: Frances Bausman, 508-428-8141,
     Mark Twain Library, Date: June 11, 2016, 11 am- 1 pm, 439 Redding Rd, West Redding, CT 06896, RSVP: Jan Kardys, 203-938-7405
∆ Cumberland Library, Date: June 18, 2016, 2 -4 pm, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 02864, Contact: Melissa Chiavaroli, 401-333-2552,
∆ Greenwich LibraryDate: June 27, 2016, 6-8 pm,101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT, 06830, Contact: Siobhan Schugmann,, 203-625-6536
∆ Writers Meet Agents (WMA), Date: July 23, 2016, Burlington, VT, 

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