Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 16, 8:00-9:30 p.m. EDT.

We Want YouOnly 100 slots available. And if you can’t join the webinar live, we’ll happily send you a link to the recording afterward.

About the Webinar

It’s the greatest time in history to be a writer.  There are more ways now to get published than ever before.  Yes, it’s great to have so many options, but they’re all so confusing.  That’s where The Book Doctors come in, with a prescription for making your book a rousing success.

This interactive seminar will break down the three paths to publishing:

1) The Big Five (HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster etc.)

2) Independent Publisher (whether in the form of a university press, a literary press or a press specializing in a particular subject)

3) Self-publishing

In addition, three writers will be chosen at random to pitch their books in 1 MINUTE. We will then break down (in a kind and gentle manner!) the strengths and weaknesses of the pitch, and then use these pitches to help workshop attendees to understand which path (traditional, independent, or self-publishing) would be appropriate for each kind of book.  Whether you get to pitch or not, we can assure you that you’ll come away with an understanding of which path(s) will be appropriate for your book as well. There will also be a question and answer period, so come prepared.

Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry are co-founders of The Book Doctors, a company that has helped dozens and dozens of talented writers and experts become professionally published authors. They are also co-authors of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How To Write It, Sell It, and Market It… Successfully (Workman, 2010). Arielle Eckstut has been a literary agent for over 20 years at The Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency. She is also the author of nine books and the co-founder of the iconic brand, LittleMissMatched. David Henry Sterry is the best-selling author of 16 books, on a wide variety of subject including memoir, sports, YA fiction and reference. They have taught their workshop on how to get published everywhere from Stanford University to Smith College. They have appeared everywhere from The New York Times to NPR’s Morning Edition to USA Today.

Anyone who buys a copy of our book, The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How To Write It, Sell It, and Market It… Successfully, will receive a FREE 20 minute consultation ($100 value) from The Book Doctors. Just email a copy of your receipt to

Wednesday, July 16, 8:00-9:30 p.m. EDT.

Cost: $75

How to join us

  1. Click the button below to pay online.
  2. We’ll email a link to the webinar.
  3. Log in 5 minutes before the webinar to view.

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