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At Harvard Medical School’s CME leadership and publishing course a few days ago, the literary agents present shared valuable advice. Here are just a few of the many nonfiction publishing tips they shared:
Linda Konner: For a prescriptive book, fit it into a program, such as:
- 7 steps to…
- 6 weeks to…
- 25 tips for… [Click to Tweet]
Don Fehr: In response to a question about whether it’s better to publish in the US first or a foreign country, it’s easier to publish in the US first than to publish abroad, trying to break into the US market later. [Click to Tweet]
The agent panel was one of many features of this in-depth crash-course on becoming a leader in healthcare, a recognized expert and a published author. In addition to sharing on the panel, leading workshops and making presentations, the agents, acquisitions editors (publishers) and other publishing experts like myself, are available throughout the course to help participants fine tune their book ideas, learn about the many opportunities for reaching and impacting a broad audience and strategically plan their next steps.
To receive information for the 2016 course, send an e-mail to [email protected]d.edu