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The Realities of Book Publishing:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Matt HoltGuest Expert:

Matt Holt
(About Matt)

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The Program:

You fantasize about having your book published by a major publisher. Your work will get massive exposure to millions of people. You’ll not only help a lot of people, you’ll rake in a mint.

As former Senior Vice President and Executive Publisher at John Wiley & Sons, Matt saw what would-be authors did before approaching him that made him say yes. But the vast majority did none of what he’ll cover in this session.

Matt discusses what few other book publishing experts share, as few have been on the front lines as long has he has. His candor is refreshing. If you follow his advice, you will have a much higher chance of success having your book accepted by a major publisher.

In this session, you will learn:

  • what you should do before you even think about writing a book
  • why it’s important to articulate why you want to have your book published by a major publisher
  • how to determine the right publisher and/or agent for you
  • what makes an agent or editor say yes
  • if you need an agent and/or a lawyer

More about our guest expert:

Matt Holt is Editor in Chief of Matt Holt Books, a subsidiary of BenBella Books. Holt was previously Senior Vice President and Executive Publisher at John Wiley & Sons, where he oversaw a team of 85. Over Holt’s 27-year career, he’s acquired over 1,000 titles and published 10,000 titles including: Jon Gordon’s Energy Bus, Larry Winget’s Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get a Life, Patrick Lencioni’s The Ideal Team Player, Jeffrey Gitomer’s The Sales Bible, Ben Stein’s What Would Ben Stein Do?, Joe Calloway’s Becoming a Category of One, and David Meerman Scott’s New Rules of Marketing and PR. His speciality is the business, finance, and professional development space.


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