Hanover Book Festival

July 12th, 2010 in EI News by April Michelle Davis 0

I spoke at a writers’ retreat in February about the importance of first pages. In addition, I offered a special. For $25, I would critique the first 1,000 words of a manuscript and provide the author with a 10-minute consultation. This special was such a success that I have decided to offer the same special at the Hanover Book Festival on August 7 in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

Authors interested in taking advantage of this special should register before the Festival, but there will be a limited number of spots for people to register at the Festival.

In addition, I will be speaking at the Hanover Book Festival on Working with an Editor: The Editorial Process. I will help authors understand the difference between various levels of edits and services freelance editors provide. Though the stereotypical relationship between the author and the editor is adversarial, I hope to dispel this myth.

In addition, there will be other presentations for book lovers to attend, such as query letters, promotions, research, and writing stories from story fragments. Also, authors will be there to sell and sign books, and there will be raffles and other fun giveaways.