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Welcome to Book Marketing International's Newsletter!
As President and Founder of one of New York's most successful literary agencies, Langtons International Agency, I have recently developed Book Marketing International to help writers navigate through the changing world of the publishing industry. 
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September 6, 2013
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We hope you all had a fantastic summer! Linda spent most of August in London, where she did some business, but mostly visited with friends and family and spent a wonderful weekend at a friend's daughter's Bat mitzvah!


In spite of the usual slow-down in the publishing industry in August, Langtons International Agency is delighted to report that it sold a book on business and marketing and are currently negotiating on another book. We look forward to the publishers returning from holidays and gaining more traction as summer ends! 

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Spotlight On Our Authors 

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Missing & Presumed Dead to be Released August 2014!

Missing and Presumed Dead (Llewellyn Worldwide)
by Gale St. John and Diana Montane is set to be released on August 8, 2014! This is  writer, Diana Montane's, fourth published book represented by Langtons International Agency.
Gale St John has helped police over many years to psychically find the bodies or remains of many victims.
Missing & Presumed Dead tells the stories of eight of these victims who had disappeared, including those of Caylee Anthony and Stacy Hendrickson. The television rights have been sold to Stuart Goodman Entertainment.



Our Author, Gayle Pruitt, Fights to Stop Animal Abuse
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Gayle Pruitt, author of 
The Dog-Gone Good Cookbook (St. Martin's Press, Feb. 2013), has had an article published in Nutricula: The Science of Longevity Journal, which focuses on animal fights and how some Mixed, Martial Arts Cage Fighters are standing up to animal abuse. To read this incredible article about this great cause, click here



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Welcome, Cheryl Lyn Phillips 

Langtons International Agency welcomes Cheryl Lyn Phillips, author of Unheard Cries. This book reveals what a $10 million dollar animal rescue organization in Michigan did behind closed doors to the helpless rescue animals in their care.

Unheard Cries traces the tragic journey that led author Cheryl Lyn to understand, document, and expose The Michigan Humane Society's 70% kill-rate. Cheryl Lyn Phillips is an executive with a Fortune 500 Corporation and adjunct professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Cheryl follows her passion in actively promoting animal welfare.


Praise From Our Authors

Thank you, Michael T. Force, co-author of The Light Bringer (HCI Books, 2011) and The Chosen (HCI Books, 2012) for your kind words! "Professional, dedicated, and committed to excellence, Linda should be considered a first choice for anyone wishing only the best in writing and publication assistance. As a first-time author, through her knowledge, creativity, and dedication, I have learned a lot from Linda."

Five Important Points for All Authors

  1. Hard work will get you published.Talent isn't the only thing needed when writing your book. Stay dedicated and keep working hard in all writing and publishing stages.
  2. Make the time. You should put time away everyday to work on your book. Your writing will be stronger if practiced daily.
  3. Be open to revision.The first draft won't be perfect. Nor the second, or the third. Be honest about your writing, take advice from professional editors, and fix the areas that need to be fixed.
  4. Build a network.Your reputation and connections matter. Start building your network early and keep it strong.
  5. Read more books.Reading is a great teacher and inspirational tool to use while writing your own novel. Going back to the source of what you love will help keep you moving forward. 
Industry News 

Author Dropped by Publisher Over Gay Rights 

Sweetwater Books, a division of Cedar Fort Publishing & Media, refused to publish 
Woven by David Powers King and Michael Jensen, after the agreement was signed on January 15, 2013, because Jensen put that he lived with his boyfriend in his bio. More Information.  

American Universities Stray From the Classics 

According to the National Association of Scholars (NAS), US colleges are viewing books published before 1990 as "inaccessible" for students. 97% of universities this year assigned books for incoming freshmen that were more focused on memoir and biography instead of the traditional classics.  More Information.

Nationally Televised Book Club Announced 

Popular morning show "Today" will launch a new adult-focused book club in Spetember. Authors and publishers expect this new book club to have a huge impact on the publishing industry. More Information.
 Upcoming Events 

Sketch Writing Level One, September 9th at 7:00pm at the Magnet Theater, New York, NY

Learn how to develop ideas, clarify your premise, and create characters. Class consists of lectures, writing assignments, and focused workshops. More Information.

Happy Birthday, D.H. Lawrence! September 11, 1885

Author David Herbert Richards Lawrence, who was best known for his often banned, sexually-charged novel,

Lady Chatterly's Lover (Tipografia Giuntina, 1928) would have celebrated his 128th birthday! Happy Birthday, D.H.!   

Alice McDermott Book Signing, September 12th at 7:00pm at Barnes & Noble 150 E. 86th St, New York, NY, 10028

National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Alice McDermott, will be signing copies of her new book, Someone (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 2013), on September 12th in New York City. More Information.

Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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