Chuck Sambuchino is a freelance editor, bestselling book author, and former longtime staffer for Writer’s Digest Books. For many years he edited the Guide to Literary Agents and the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog was one of the largest blogs in publishing, and he wrote the platform guidebook Create Your Writer Platform. Sony Pictures optioned his 2010 humor book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack. He is a successful freelance editor of queries, synopses, and manuscripts—seeing dozens of clients get agents or book deals following his consultations/edits.


How to Market Yourself and Your Books

Whether you’re traditionally published or self-published, everyone could use some helpful guidance on how to effectively market themselves and sell more books. This session includes easy-to-understand advice on social media (Twitter, Facebook, more), blogging, and other simple ways you can market your work online cheaply and easily.


• Marketing Roundtable
Florida Writers Foundation Presents

Everything You Need to Know about Agents, Submissions, Queries, and First Pages


This full-day workshop is a thorough, in-depth course in how to get a literary agent. After quickly going over what an agent is and what they do for writers, you will learn resources for finding agents, how to ID the best agents for you, submission advice, as well as the most important things to do and not to do when dealing with representatives. Questions welcome.

In addition, this course will also give attendees the chance to bring their query letters and manuscript first pages to be critiqued live by instructor Chuck Sambuchino. See if your submission (query and first page) can make it past the slush pile, and also witness other attendees’ submissions examined out loud to learn from their successes and weak points. Chuck will examine as many items as he can before the session’s time expires.

If you want to get a major publishing deal, you need an agent. And this course will tell you everything you need to know about finding a representative and giving yourself the best chance of success.

WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2018

WHERE: Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

FEE: $125. Florida Writers Association Members | $150 Non-members | $200 Walk-up registration
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day beverages

Not included in Florida Writers Conference. Register here.

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