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From Inspiration to Publication: Free Teleseminar
by Marcela Landres, Editorial Consultant, August 19, 2005
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Marcela Landres, Editorial ConsultantIf there's one thing Marcela Landres learned in her seven years as an editor at Simon & Schuster, it was this: being a good writer does not guarantee a successful writing career. The difference between unpublished and published writers is knowledge, not talent. Authors who do well--either commercially or critically--understand how the book industry really works. This information packed 1 hour seminar showed participants 10 essential tips to get their books out of their heads and onto the bookshelves.

WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 8pm EST [6pm Colorado time]

WHERE: This free teleseminar was accessed from various locations throughout the US. All participants needed was a telephone. 

WHO: Marcela Landres is an Editorial Consultant who provides developmental editing of manuscripts, critiques of proposals, and strategic advice on how to launch and maintain a writing career. She was formerly an editor at Simon & Schuster for seven years and speaks frequently for organizations such as The Learning Annex and the National Writers Union. She is often interviewed as a publishing expert by the media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and The Boston Globe.

REGISTER: The teleseminar was sponsored by Nancy Marmolejo, founder of Comadre Coaching, which offers free teleforums on a regular basis.

For more writing opportunities, including calls for submissions, contests and conferences, visit and click on Writing Opportunities

Marcela Landres, Editorial Consultant
"Helping writers get published"

NOTE FROM CCF: We registered to attend this teleseminar and were given the phone number to call and the registration pin to use on the day of the seminar. For us here in Colorado it was a long distance call. You may have a low cost per minute on your long distance calling plan, but in case you don't, here is what we suggest:

  • Skype: We love this program and have listed it as a CCF Top Pick. It's free to download and, once installed, it'll cost you $0.022 per minute to make calls within the continental USA. It's the program we used to access Landres' teleseminar, which lasted 90 minutes. Our cost for the call, using Skype, was 1.530 or just under $2.
  • Vonage: At the CCF office, we have unlimitted calling anywhere in the continental USA thru Vonage. Clear/good phone connections at tremendous savings. Residential plans start at around $15/month.


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