Writer's Digest Books Editorial Director Jane Friedman will be speaking at the Wordsmitten workshop on Saturday, March 22, at the University of Tampa. Her talk, "The Book Publishing Industry: Evil, Unfair, or Dumb as Rocks?" offers an up-close look at how the book publishing industry works and how current trends affect your efforts (and success) at publication.
Specific topics to be covered: How publishers sell books to chain stores and other accounts, how to prepare for your book's publication (even before you have a book deal—or a finished book!), and how to develop a platform that makes you attractive to editors and agents.
To find out more about the event and other featured speakers, visit Wordsmitten.