August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

From Essay to Book Deal

In the exciting panel, you will learn the behind-the-scenes secrets to writing and publishing a splashy short essay that will get the attention of top literary agents and book editors. This technique is how the moderator, New York Times bestselling author Susan Shapiro, has sold 10 books (to Random House, Penguin and St. Martins Press) and has also helped 150 of her students get book deals (with advances ranging from $5000 to $500,000.) Panelists to be announced but are expected to include an editor, literary agent, a newspaper editor and several authors who sold their books with short pieces.