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CIPA: Monthly Meeting

  • Church of Scientology 2340 Blake Street Denver, CO, 80205 United States (map)

Shopping an Indie Published Book to Traditional Publishers

Attendees will learn how independently publishing your book can be good or bad when shopping a title to traditional publishers from a seasoned literary agent’s perspective. They’ll come to understand the author/agent relationship and the process an agent goes through when deciding what titles they want to take on and much more.

Sandra Bond, Bond Literary Agency
Bond Literary Agency is a very small agency with a select list of clients and quite a broad list of titles. Sandra represents everything from adult mysteries to literary fiction to young adult fiction to business books, history and science. Her most recent nonfiction book to be released, The Age of Agile, sold quickly in Russia, China, Holland and India, where it was rushed to press in order to be featured at a February Agile India conference where the author was the keynote speaker. (And when I say rushed, I mean the India publisher printed their edition of the book within two weeks of buying rights.)

Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency, LLC
Kristin established Nelson Literary Agency, LLC, in 2002 and over the last decade and a half of her career, she has represented over forty New York Times bestselling titles and many USA Today bestsellers. Her goal as an agent is simple: she wants every client of hers to make a living solely from writing and 90% of her clients do just that. Those clients include Jamie Ford, Hugh Howey, Marie Lu, Gail Carriger, Josh Malerman, J.D. Barker, Ally Carter, Stacey Lee, Simone Elkeles, Jasinda Wilder, Jana DeLeon, Courtney Milan.

To attend, go to the Colorado Independent Book Publisher's Association website.

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