QUICK BYTES – September 8, 2011

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Want to connect with agents in the publishing and screen industries? For $50, submit your pitch to http://www.writerspitchbook.com. Started at the UNF (Univ. of North Florida) writers conference in 2009, then-director Sharon Cobb saw the need to provide an affordable service to the writing community. In 2012, 2 books will be prepared and sent out to agents who agree in advance to accept and read the pitches. A good pitch ensures the work is marketable and the synopsis is very compelling. Will it grab the agent’s attention?

Want a way to keep up with what’s happening around the marketplace without doing all the research yourself? Sign up for a great newsletter at www.getbooksavvy.com! These two authors are dedicated to keeping other authors from becoming bait in the chummy world of publishing!

WRITING FOR FUN, FAME & FORTUNE by publisher/author/coach Rik Feeney is now available at Amazon and B&N in print and e-book formats. This well-written how-to is both easy to follow and inspiring. Want to write that book but no idea how to start it let alone write it? This book is just as applicable to term papers and articles as it is to writing a book! Get a well-rounded book-writing education for $14.95. It certainly isn’t the ONLY way to write a book, but it will get you off “thinking about it” and actually completing a draft in a matter of weeks!

Submit Your Book to the 2012 Indie Excellence Awards – The 2012 Indie Excellence Awards contest is open for submissions!
NIEA celebrates overall excellence, including design and promotional text. To enter, please send one copy of your book per category entered. Books with publication dates of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are eligible. Books published anywhere in the world may be submitted as long as they are in English and can be purchased in the United States. For more information, expanded category listings and entry forms please visit:  http://www.indieexcellence.com.

Catch you later. Until I do, remember to read much, write often, edit tight and send out your work!! nlq

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About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014.
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