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Frederick County Chapter: From Shy to Sold: Querying, Proposing, and Getting Your Book Published - Ally E. Machate

July 18, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

You’ve experienced the satisfaction of working hard to learn a craft and producing a quality piece of writing—but now what? If you ever want anyone to read your work outside of your immediate circle of family and friends, you’ll need to get published. Though self-publishing is always an option, this talk focuses on how writers generally approach the submission process. Find out who really decides what gets published, how to approach them without getting the proverbial door slammed in your face, and what these gatekeepers expect from you besides your very best work. You’ll also get tips that will make your queries and proposals more effective for best results.

Ally E. Machate is on a mission to make great books happen. A bestselling author and expert publishing consultant who loves using her insider knowledge of the book industry to lead serious authors toward success, Ally has served both small and “Big Five” publishers, including Simon & Schuster, where she acquired and edited books for the Touchstone and Fireside imprints. Her client list includes authors publishing with such companies as Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Rodale Inc., Chronicle Books, Kaplan Publishing, Sourcebooks, Sunrise River Press, and Hay House, as well as independently published bestsellers. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate and Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing, Ally leads a diversified team of editorial professionals who work with authors to write, edit, publish, and sell their books. Get free gifts and learn more at www.thewritersally.com and www.allymachate.com.