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What Does It Take to Sell Your First Book?

Figment will host a live chat with three YA authors, finding out how they managed to land a book deal for their first books.

Scheduled for February 28th at 7:00 p.m. EST, the chat will focus on the following question: “What does it take to sell your first book to the biggest book publisher in the world?”

Knopf Books for Young Readers editor Erin Clarke and three young-adult novelists will participate in this event. The trio of writers include Timekeeper author Alexandra Monir, Seraphina author Rachel Hartman and The Tragedy Paper author Elizabeth Laban. All three authors published their first book with Random House Children’s Books.

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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!