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The Most Successful Pre-Sell Tour Ever

Earlier this year, GalleyCat interviewed debut novelist Josh Bazell about his pre-sell visits to booksellers for his novel, “Beat the Reaper.”

It must have worked–Variety reports the novel is being adapted into a film by two veteran screenwriters who work with director Steven Soderbergh.

Even better, there’s a big actor looking at the project. Here’s more from the article: “The drama, being developed as a potential star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio, revolves around a Manhattan ER doctor whose life becomes complicated when a mobster recognizes him from his former life as a hitman.” (Via Publishers Marketplace)

Mediabistro Course

Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now!