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“Who’s” on First! “What’s” on Second! “I Don’t Know” is on Third!
This is perhaps the best-written and remembered comedic skit of all time, performed by the greats Bud Abbot and Lou Costello. But it’s also a great description to the confusion, misinformation and outright fraud that is now part and parcel of the newly democratized world of publishing.
Do you have dreams of publishing a book? Have you already done so and lost a bundle and got nowhere? If you’ve joined the 80% of Americans who think they have a succesful book in them, you had better learn the game before you get up to bat or lose much more! The way to learn the game is to integrate the wisdom of Antoinette Kuritz as she guides us step-by-step through the world of publishing. Whether you choose to self-publish or go the route of traditional publishing, there are pitfalls that can easily be avoided if you tune in to this enlightening conversation.
If you tuned into our previous segment on publishing in September 2013, you learned that in 2012, over 2 million new books were published — over 10 times the number just five years prior. This is huge! But how do we get in on this expanded industry and not lose our homes?
As bloggers, writers, poets, truth-seekers and children’s books enthusiasts, we all want our writing to be accepted, acknowledged and rejoiced in some fashion. Tune in to learn ways to build your audience and plan out a successful endeavor. If you have a book in mind but don’t know where to begin, Antoinette Kuritz is here to not only encourage you, but also preserve the integrity of the publishing industry by helping you spot the “charlatans” that are poised to take advantage of your good nature and rob you of your hard-earned money. Do not let this happen to you, but if it has, please let us know about it so we can expose it for what it is and educate writers on what to look out for.
Self-Publishing and the internet certainly opened the gate for you to get published. But while this amazing shift has opened the door to increased opportunities to get published, it has also increased opportunities for crooks to prey on goodhearted and honest individuals who simply want their voice or their story to be heard. So, the publishing game simply got bigger…not EASIER!
Book Developer, Publicist, Media Coach, Author and Publishing Expert, Antoinette Kuritz, is up-to-her-keyboard in the Art, Craft and BUSINESS of writing. Not to imply that it’s Easy to get published and become known, Antoinette’s goal is to fortify you with survival skills that will help you choose the best people to join you on your journey to avoid the potential “Financial Rape and Murder” of your writing career.
As a former educator and bookseller, Antoinette turned her love of words into a multi-media enterprise, taking writers from Inspiration to Publication, representing authors from Brand New to New York Times Bestsellers and everyone in between. Again, if you heard our previous segment, you also learned the difference between a New York Times Bestselling Author and an Amazon Bestseller…and which is better. You’ll be amazed at the information, so do tune in to that conversation, as well.
Why trust her expertise? Antoinette inspired Chicken Soup for the Soul mogul Mark Victor Hanson and launched the national career of psychic medium John Edward. She has also worked with Carl Reiner, Betty White, Deepak Chopra and her favorite, Dr. Benjamin Spock. Her insights appear on radio, TV and in numerous articles nationwide.
In 2001, out of total disgust for the way people were taking advantage of hopeful authors, Antoinette founded the LaJolla Writers Conference. Each year in San Diego the conference provides an inexpensive, informative gathering of established authors, agents and editors who volunteer their time guiding writers of all levels to success. The 2014 conference takes place in late October. In a relaxed and intimate setting, YOU can spend a weekend learning industry secrets and “amping up” your Game Plan for Success!
Visit www.LaJollaWritersConference.com to register or obtain CDs of previous conferences.
What have you got to lose…besides a lot of Time and MONEY!
If you’ve had a negative experience with a Publisher, Book Editor, Cover and Interior Designer, Distributor or anyone else in the industry, please let us know so we can expose more truths about this industry. I can be reached via the email address below.
Many Blessings to you, Dear Reader AND Writer! ~Char.