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Transcript: Publishing Your First Novel

You've got the writing part covered—now learn the business of publishing from five authors and one literary agent. Find out what to expect from your agent, your publisher, and your publicist—and what you can do to make your book sell.

September 13, 2004

EXCLUSIVE FOR AVANTGUILD MEMBERS | This is a transcript of's "Publishing Your First Novel" panel, held March 1, 2004, in New York City. You can learn about other mb LEARN events here.

Jesse Oxfeld: Thank you. First I want to say to the panelists: It's a small room, and a sort of acoustic room, if that's the right word, and you feel like you don't necessarily need the microphone, because people should be able to hear you OK. But sometimes they do need it, and we're also tape recording, so try to remember to hold ...

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