The 2019 EFA Conference gathers freelance editors, writers, indexers, translators, and other editorial professionals to network with colleagues and develop professionally—a rare opportunity for those who work as solo entrepreneurs. The organizers expect to attract more than 200 editorial freelancers from across North America and abroad. This conference is happening on August 21-23, 2019 at the Swissôtel Chicago. Ally will be there to talk about From Shy to Sold: Querying, Proposing and Getting Published and Guiding Your Clients to Successfully Self-Publish.
- The 60-minute session, “From Shy to Sold: Querying, Proposing, and Getting Published,” will take place on Thursday, August 22 from 10:00–11:00 a.m. in Room Zermatt/Gstaad
From Shy to Sold: Querying, Proposing: You’ve worked with your author clients to help them refine their craft and produce a quality piece of writing—but now what? If they want anyone to read their work outside of their immediate circle of family and friends, they’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 your clients should approach them without getting the proverbial door slammed in their faces, and what these gatekeepers expect from writers besides their very best work. You’ll also get tips that will make your clients’ queries and proposals more effective for best results.
- The 60-minute session, “Guiding Your Clients to Successfully Self-Publish,” will take place on Thursday, August 22 from 2:00–3:00 p.m. in Room Alpine 1
Getting Published and Guiding Your Clients to Successfully Self-Publish: With so many options available, it can be difficult for new authors to navigate their way to self-publishing success. If you want to help your clients enjoy great results, you must guide them to make better choices: They can’t just copy what the bestsellers are doing or upload their files to Amazon.com and hope for the best. You establish and enhance your value when you’re able to share with them the unique opportunities and limitations of the industry that many authors don’t discover until it’s too late. This presentation will provide you with crucial insight on how to succeed at self-publishing while teaching you to better attract and serve indie author clients.
Visit the conference website for other helpful information, including discounted hotel room rates.