(I’m reposting this today just to make sure that anyone who missed the announcement last Sunday will still have a chance to sign up.)
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Unless a writer is self-publishing, an editor will play a powerful role in shaping his or her book, but most of us aren’t entirely sure how an editor chooses a book or improves a novel. Through its Writers’ Academy, Penguin Random House is offering a great opportunity to clarify all of those points.
On Monday, December 12 at 6:00pm (UK time), the group will be hosting a free online session called “Behind the Bestseller: Editor Q&A Webinar”. The event will discuss a variety of publishing related tidbits, including what makes a manuscript shine even in the slush pile, how editors identify potential bestsellers, and what role editors play throughout a book’s maturation. There will also be time for participants to ask Jocasta Hamilton, Hutchinson’s Publishing Director, questions. Jocasta has worked with authors like Robert Harris, Amor Towles, Sebastian Faulks, and Carys Bray, so this is a wonderful opportunity to receive some insight from an established editor. (And back in October, she also acquired Swan Song and offered writer Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott a six-figure deal for rights to the work. Hamilton is very much playing in the big leagues.)
If this webinar sounds interesting to you, be sure to sign up by clicking here. Assuming I can make the timing work with my lunch break, I’ll definitely be joining the session. If you are currently based outside of the UK, make sure to take into account any timezone differences! It can be easy to make a time conversion mistake.
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