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Welcome to Book Marketing International's Newsletter!
 
Book Marketing International is the Number One consultancy for book publishing. 

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. 
 
Book Marketing International can help you develop your ideas into a finished book by guiding you through the editing, publishing, and marketing process.
 
I truly believe that everyone has a book inside them and we are here to help and encourage to make that book a reality.
 
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Author Spotlight
Guidelines for Authors
Industry News
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October 18, 2013
Company News
Book Marketing International's New Legacy/Memoir Self-Publishing Service Announced
Two recent self published memoirs.

Everyone has a story to tell, and more and more people are writing their memoirs as a way to leave behind their legacy. We are happy to announce that we are offering an easy and affordable solution through self-publishing. Writers will have exclusive access to top quality, prize-winning authors to help edit their memoirs, as well as

book designers to fashion a high quality product. Our experts will manage uploading memoirs onto popular websites such as Amazon.com. and Kindle.

For more information about our new legacy/memoir self-publishing service, please view the press release or visit our website.  

Spotlight On Our Authors 

New Book Release!
The Social Media Side Door: How to Bypass the Gatekeepers to Gain Greater Access and Influence by Ian Greenleigh (McGraw Hill, October, 2013) has just been released!
In this groundbreaking book, social media strategist, Ian Greenleigh, reveals how to forge valuable relationships, create business opportunities, raise thought leader profiles, and land the perfect job!
Ian Greenleigh is a social media strategist whose words and ideas have been featured in Harvard Business Review, AdAge, Adweek, Digiday, Ragan, and Seth Godin's The Domino Project. To learn more about Ian Greenleigh and to buy your own copy of his book, visit his  website or Amazon.com. 

 

The Menhattan Project's Victoria Flores Interviewed by The Huffington Post!

Our author, Victoria Flores, was interviewed by the Huffington Post and was coined "The Renaissance Woman Redefined!" The article calls Flores, "an inspiration to not only women, but especially to Latina women, who will be given a more positive, forward moving presence." 

Victoria Flores is the co-author of The Menhattan Project, a Sex in the City meets Bridget Jones meets Ugly Betty is based on her time as a single, working woman living in Manhattan. To view the full Huffington Post article, click here. 

 

Leland Bobbe

Client, Leland Bobbe, continues to be recognized for his groundbreaking photographs and was recently interviewed by Hyperallergic. Leland Bobbe's collection, Half Drag, captures Drag Queens half in drag while also revealing the man behind the makeup. "The most interesting thing was seeing both the visual transformation of the subjects and the way they went from their male-self when they came to the shoot...to seeing their feminine side come out in front of the camera." Since starting in January 2012, Bobbe has photographed over sixty Drag Queens and continues to search for new faces. 

  

Praise From Our Authors

Thank you, Gayle Pruitt, author of The Dog-Gone Good Cookbook (St. Martin's Press, February 2013) for your kind words! Book 2 (The Dog-Gone Good Cuisine) February 2014.

"As a new author, I did not have a clue as to how to get my Dog-Gone Good Cookbook published. Linda Langton was my savior. She believed in the project from the beginning and helped me through every step of my proposal. Thank you, Linda, you are a blessing." To find your own copy of Gayle's 100 easy, healthy recipes for dogs and humans, click here. 

Tips to Fix the Pace of Your Novel

Often times, we tell authors that there needs to be work on the pace of their novel. Even though this could look different to each book, here are some general tips to use while editing your novel to make it the best possible ride for your readers. 

  1. Keep up the anxiety. Do not reassure your reader that everything is going to be alright. Keeping readers interested in the well-being or demise of your characters will keep the pace action packed and get readers to your awesome ending. 
  2. Do not let the reader know what is going to happen before it happens. If the character's plan goes accordingly, it acts as a spoiler, which makes the action dull and predictable. Who wants to finish a book when they know what is going to happen?
  3. Don't kill the scene with meaningless description. A great way to revise your pace is to keep in mind what  your readers want to see and to show it to them. Too much telling and descriptions in a scene will really slow it down. 
  4. Never use two scenes to establish the same thing. Even though it might be a great scene, keep in mind the overall flow of your book. Each chapter should have significance, and if the significance is being repeated, cut it out. 
  5. Don't interrupt the flow of the scene to give readers background details. There is a way to include backstory without putting the breaks on the scene itself. Keep in mind that your readers want to go forward but need to be grounded into the characters. Figure out this balance and you will have a well paced novel!
Industry News 

Download Free Samples of National Book Award Finalists' Books 

For the first time ever, National Book Foundation is making a free ebook series with samples of all the finalists' work available for download. More Information.  

Young Author, Eleanor Catton, Wins the Man Booker Prize  

At only 28-years-old, New Zealand author, Elanor Catton, wins the Man Booker Prize for her novel, The Luminaries (Little, Brown and Company, October 2013). Her book is also the longest book to ever win the prize, finishing at 848 pages. More Information. 
German PEN Member Denied Access into United States  
PEN member, Ilija Trojanov, was denied entry into the USA last week, and PEN has reached out to Secretary of State, John Kerry, on the matter. Trojanov is a critic of U.S.'s NSA surveillance program and is a published author whose books focus on freedom. More Information. 
 Upcoming Events 

Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde! October 16, 1854

The novelist, playwrite, and poet, Oscar Wilde would have celebrated is 159th birthday! He is most famous for his book The Picture of Dorian Gray (World Library).  

Alan Greenspan Book Signing October 23 at 7:00pm at Barnes & Nobel in Union Square, New York, NY

Alan Greenspan, former head of the Federal Reserve, will be signing copies of his book The Map and the Territory (Penguin Press, 2013) on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Barnes & Nobel in Union Square. More Information. 

Memoir Writing: Tell the World Your Story on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30pm at the African Voices Communications in New York, NY

Wednesday, October 30th starts the eight-week workshop for anyone interested in writing autobiographies to personal memoirs. You will be guided through the process of crafting a well-told story that will resonate with readers. More Information.

Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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