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Posts Tagged ‘Christine Pride’

Mediabistro’s Writing and Selling Your First Book Course Starts May 2

Writing and Selling Your First BookEver wonder how your favorite bestselling authors got their foot in the door? Discover the secrets to transforming your ideas into a stellar first book in our online class, Writing and Selling Your First Book, starting May 2. You’ll get on the fast track to meet your goals with practice assignments, Q&A sessions, and peer feedback. Save $50 when you register with the promo code GALLEYCAT.

Instructor Christine Pride has worked for Random House and Hyperion Books, and recently launched her own consulting agency for publishers, agents, and aspiring writers. Over the course of her career, she’s published a number of critically acclaimed projects, including eight New York Times bestselling books. She’ll provide you with an overview of the publishing industry, tips for pitching your book to agents, and feedback on your proposal and query letter.

Use the code FIRSTBOOK at checkout to save $50 on enrollment. Seats are limited in this class, so register soon.

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The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now! 

J.R. Martinez Inks Deal with Hyperion

J.R. Martinez, the winner of Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars, recently landed a book deal with Hyperion.

According to Publishers Weekly, Sterling Lord Literistic agent Robert Guinsler negotiated the deal with senior editor Christine Pride. After the deal, Martinez (pictured) tweeted that the title hasn’t been finalized, but publication is set for fall 2012.

Here’s more from Reality TV Magazine: “J.R. captivated Americans with not only his dancing, but his courageous war story. This Iraq war veteran was burned over 40% of his body in a Humvee accident. J.R. turned his tragedy into a success story, just by his will to be positive and live life to its fullest. It has been quite a few months for J.R. Martinez. After winning DWTS, J.R. shared that he and his girlfriend are going to be parents.”