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Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Miles’

OkCupid Boozy Book Swap & The Book Doctors Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Up for mingling with other bibliophiles? Head to OkCupid’s Boozy Book Swap at The Strand on Wednesday, July 24th starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Mediabistro Course

Nonfiction Book Proposal

Nonfiction Book ProposalStarting September 4,work with a literary agent to complete a full proposal that wins an agent and a contract! Ryan Harbage from The Fischer-Harbage Agency, Inc. will teach you how to convey your idea in a winning book proposal format, write your proposal letter, understand the nuts and bolts of the nonfiction book industry, and more. Register now! 

Paper Lantern Lit Counts 20 Novel Sales

Bloomberg Businessweek recently profiled the literary development company, Paper Lantern Lit.

Founded by author Lauren Oliver and former HarperCollins children’s books editor Lexa HillyerPaper Lantern Lit has sold twenty young-adult novels to publishers and landed a “first look” deal with Fox 2000 Pictures.

Here’s more from Businessweek: “Schechter and Hillyer come up with ideas—or ‘sparks,’ as they like to call them—and sell the finished product to publishers. The writers, whom they find through friends or sites such as Craigslist, get a flat fee and bonuses based on sales. The publisher’s book deal is with Paper Lantern, which guarantees that the work will be done on time.”

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