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BWA: Busting the 10 Biggest Traditional and Self Publishing Myths w/ Jody Rein

  • Boulder Public Library 1001 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO, 80302 United States (map)

Misconceptions about how publishing works can put roadblocks between you and the success of your book. Jody Rein, literary agent, publishing consultant and co-author of Writer Digest’s How to Write a Book Proposal: Fifth Edition, knows how publishers and agents really make decisions about whether and how to publish your book, and which factors writers in-the-know use to decide whether to self-publish or try a traditional house. Please join us as she debunks the limiting beliefs that often handicap writers, and shares advice on how to use the realities of publishing to create your own well-informed publishing strategy.

Here are a couple we’ll tackle:

Myth: Traditional publishers look down on self-published authors.

Myth: You have to have a well-established platform to get a publisher.

Myth: It’s virtually impossible for unknown writers to get published these days.

Jody Rein, founder of literary agency Jody Rein Books, Inc. and the consulting company AuthorPlanet, was previously executive editor with divisions of Big Five publishers Penguin Random House and HarperCollins in New York. Agency projects include bestseller and film The Big Year by Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Obmascik; bestseller and sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter by W. Bruce Cameron; bestseller You Can Draw in 30 Days by PBS personality Mark Kistler, and bestseller Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King. She is the co-author of the industry standard How to Write a Book Proposal, Fifth Edition with Michael Larsen. You can find out more at her websites: or, and follow her on Twitter at @authorplanet.

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