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Hey, How'd You Sell Your Book Series, Lena Katz?

Already an avid travel writer, this aspiring author navigated the publishing world to land a three-book deal

By Diana Kuan - October 13, 2009
Writer Lena Katz knows the process of landing a book deal can be both wrenching and rewarding. The LA-based Katz was already a travel writing tour de force -- contributing to Orbitz, the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, and Forbes Traveler -- when she decided to try her hand at a book project. After landing an agent, she spent over a year reworking her proposal and trying to rein in a publisher. Her efforts have paid off; the three books on California travel, Sip, Sun, and Snow were recently released by Globe Pequot Press. Here, Lena discusses the book proposal process, navigating the publishing world, and the celebs she interviewed along the way....

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