I also really appreciated lists of memoirs to read and the suggested resources for developing a platform. In addition, her experience in the Congressional Black Caucus Boot-Camp training furthered her interest in politics and the deal behind the deal.
If fit their target audience Relative Unknownthen I hope you will read this book cover to cover--as I did. Our aim is to level the playing field for those who are not super rich, or famous, or powerful. Creatives who use art as activism.
Mar 14, Rachel Goodman rated it really liked it Great book about the business of getting into the world of memoir writing. The book is very readable, well-organized and helpful for anyone in any stage of the memoir process. Her advocacy skills translate well into agenting.
Dawn is no longer acquiring clients. Her short stint with students and parents in Atlanta shaped her focus with connecting to both children and adults, after which she worked as counsel for Administration for Children Services.
Jocquelle is primarily interested in young adult fiction, gravitating mostly towards the sub-genres of fantasy, sci-fi, magical realism, and horror, as well as young adult works of any genre that explore diverse experiences.
Formerly, she held senior editorial positions at John Wiley and Sons where she was not only the youngest but also the first African-American editor in their college division and McGraw-Hill.
Written to give you a competitive advantage, this book will teach you to think like publishing professionals, so you will know what they will expect of you.
I was hoping it would spend more time on the proposal, but it got one small section, whereas the different types of memoir coming of age, addiction, etc got multiple pages each. It is especially for those who do not have household names.
Christina is primarily interested in literary fiction, crime fiction, and narrative non-fiction in the categories of pop culture, sports, current events and memoir.
I highly recommend this book to anyone cons I learned about this book from a colleague of the authors and purchased it right away.
She is a big fan of narratives that are seamlessly written yet with ideas that might be stripped from the headlines. For adult fiction, she is primarily interested in literary and historical fiction, as well as novels with an anthropological bent. The challenge, though, is not only how to write the story and make it readable, but how to sell and market it, too.
Nadeen is no longer acquiring clients. Prior to working in book publishing she worked as a journalist, writing for numerous magazines and newspapers. The authors used dozens of examples of memoirs, along with bullet lists and suggestions.
Now I can see how my story can becomes a series of books. I highly recommend this book to anyone considering writing a memoir. She has dual roles in the book publishing industry as both publicist and literary agent.
Regina Brooks, and the staff of Serendipity Literary Agency, are not only exceptional agents well respected in the publishing industry, they are also editors, writers, and advocates for writers who aspire to succeed as authors.
I wish each one of them could carefully read and apply the information inside this book. Her favorite stories are those that take her on an adventure with vividly imagined and well-developed characters, and she is particularly struck by those that surprise her with shocking plot twists and gasp-inducing revelations.
While this book does not aim to give you line-by-line writing, editing, or structural advice, it is designed to show you how to turn your dream of writing a published memoir into a reality, from conceiving the story to selling and marketing it.
Black and Gay in the Church. Brooks is the founder and co-Executive Director of Y. The contents are divided into three major sections: Her love for entertainment and media took her to Court TV, where she worked as a production assistant during its heyday.
With degrees in both English literature and sociology, her specialties are project management and editorial development. Prior to her publishing career, she worked as an aerospace engineer and made history as the first African American woman to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from The Ohio State University.You Should Really Write a Book (Paperback) How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir.
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said: Life provides us with amazing experiences--some tragic and some joyful. As you go t 4/5. Regina Brooks | CEO of Serendipity Literary Agency / Author of You Should Really Write a Book Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC, in New York, New York.
Her agency is the largest African American owned agency in the country and has represented and established a diverse base of award-winning clients. Read "You Should Really Write a Book How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir" by Regina Brooks with Rakuten Kobo.
Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizin. Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work.