A Virtual Conversation with Susan Shapiro,
The Book Bible: How to Sell Your Manuscript—No Matter What Genre—Without Going Broke
Tuesday, January 4, 7 pm EST, on Zoom
Science Writers in New York is pleased to kick off 2022 with a talk by teacher and author Susan Shapiro (@susanshapironet), an award-winning writer and professor who freelances for The New York Times, New York Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Her first talk with SWINY—”How To Get Published in Five Weeks”—broke attendance records.
Susan will talk to SWINY co-chair David Levine (@dlloydlevine) about her new book, The Book Bible: How to Sell Your Manuscript—No Matter What Genre—Without Going Broke or Insane (Simon and Schuster).
Hundreds of thousands of books come out every year worldwide. So why not yours? In The Book Bible, Susan reveals the best and fastest ways to break into a mainstream publishing house. Unlike most writing manuals that stick to only one genre, Susan maps out the rules of all the sought-after, sellable categories: novels, memoirs, biography, how-to, essay collections, anthologies, humor, mystery, crime, poetry, picture books, young adult and middle grade, fiction and nonfiction. Susan once worried that selling 16 books in varied sub-sections made her a literary dabbler. Yet after helping her students publish many award-winning bestsellers on all shelves of the bookstore, she realized that her versatility had a huge upside. She could explain, from personal experience, the differences in making each kind of book, as well as ways to find the right genre for every project and how to craft a winning proposal or great cover letter to get a top agent and book editor to say yes.
This valuable guide will teach both new and experienced scribes how to attain their dream of becoming successful authors.
About Susan Shapiro
Susan Shapiro is the best-selling author or coauthor of 15 books her family hates, like Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Lighting Up, Unhooked, The Bosnia List, the writing guide The Byline Bible, and her recent memoir, The Forgiveness Tour. She lives with her scriptwriter husband in Greenwich Village where she’s taught her popular “instant gratification takes too long” courses at The New School, NYU, Columbia University and in private classes and seminars—now online.
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Tuesday, January 4, 7 pm EST