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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Meet Agents Who Can Make Your Screen Dreams Come True

Ohhh, I love conferences that feature input from agents.  So, though I have featured information on this conference before (use the search engine feature to find those posts because they each focus on a different aspect of this conference), I thought I'd let post once again because this one focus not only on agents, but agents with an interest and contacts for media other than print--like the big screen. (-:

Of course, I still hope to meet you for my workshop on Nov. 2nd. There are lots of ways to launch both new and old books, keep them alive as it were.  Screen is one of those ways.

The 805 Writers Conference
Delivering the information you need to succeed in publishing
Content for the many streaming outlets is driving book sales, both old and new. Look at Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, or even better George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones. Both were turned into a blockbuster series. And like with Martin, it wasn’t a brand-new book but a well-crafted tale from a master storyteller.

Four of the producers on the BOOKS TO SCREEN panel at the upcoming 805 Writers Conference are looking for great stories with complex characters and an exciting way of looking at life. They can be fiction or memoir, just as long as you have a story to tell. An adventure, dramatic plot, or an interesting experience examined. One book can be turned into a mini-series, the HOTTEST property right now for Amazon, HBO, HULU, and NetFlix to purchase.

The five agents on the LITERARY AGENT Panel are looking for stories that can sell across genres, are fantasy, memoirs, mysteries, and the top-selling romance. Reading is segmented today, and publishers have slots to fill with stories that can attract specific audiences who buy books. And two of the agents also want manuscripts that can become streaming series.

PLUS, four agents will hear your pitch for your book at AGENT 1 on 1.

But you have to be a conference attendee to pitch. Plus, two agents will be holding sessions on HOW TO PITCH YOUR BOOK and HOW TO WRITE A 21ST  CENTURY QUIRY LETTER. Both are skills you need to move your writing career forward.

Register now.
Meet the people who may help your dreams come true.
Pictured above from left to right:
Top row:
 Carolyn McDonald, award-winning executive producer for many cable outlets; Michelle Zeitlin, literary agent who takes books to the screen; and, Jill Marr, literary agent,
Second row: Toni Lopopolo, former NY executive editor, literary agent;  Sherry Robb, literary agent and producer; Ilene Kahn Power, former VP HBO films, Emmy and Golden Globe winner, and mini-series producer; Howard Rosenmann, producer of Academy Awards and Emmy Award winning films; and, Dana Newman, literary attorney and agent.
Learn more about the sessions and register now!
"The 805 Writers' Conference was an incredible value and I would definitely recommend it to new or established authors. Unfortunately the day went by too quickly!  I had an amazing experience and accomplished everything I wanted to, and then some."
The 805 Writers’ Conference brings Solution Providers to you, top publishing professionals who deliver unparalleled education. Each session gives you actionable information you can take home and put to work immediately be it on the craft of writing or the business of publishing. No fancy debates about philosophy, just solid tools and skills you can hone into a completed work you can be proud of.

Have a book out there already? Then listen to our key marketing people who will show you new ways to promote your book, expand your audience, and sell more books.

Got a book you think has movie or series potential? Meet producers and agents looking to take your book to the screen.

Learn more at www.805WritersConference.com
Register NOW

More about the Blogger

 Howard-Johnson is the multi award-wining author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the multi award-winning The Frugal Book Promoter now offered by Modern History Press, at a discount to visitors to this blog. The discount code in in the right column of the page. Her latest is in the series is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page (http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile). Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers (http://bit.ly/Last-MinuteEditing) is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal (http://bit.ly/BookProposals) helps writers who want to be traditionally published. The Frugal Editor (http://bit.ly/FrugalEditor), now in its second edition, is the winningest book in the series. Carolyn also has three frugal books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques (http://bit.ly/RetailersGuide). In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com)

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