Acclaimed Viva Editions Publisher Brenda Knight Shares "The Art of the Book Deal"

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Brenda Knight, founding publisher of Viva Editions, will present her inside publishing and acquisition tips at the Redwood Writers Club.

Brenda Knight

"Brenda has a sense of mission, of purpose, to take what could be a very niche market and make it relevant and useful to as wide a readership as possible."—Howard Lovy, Foreword Reviews

The Art of the Book Deal: Insider Secrets to Navigating the Publishing Process
Sunday, September 14, 2014
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa, CA
Courtyard Room I & II

From the outside, book publishing can seem mysterious, but from the inside it is really quite simple. Twenty-two year publishing veteran Brenda Knight will teach up and coming writers how to sell themselves and their book ideas, who they are really selling, the importance of “comp titles,” how to craft the perfect proposal, and trend tracking at this information session for Redwood Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club.

Redwood Writers is a non-profit professional organization whose goal is to provide a friendly and inclusive environment for members to meet and network; to provide professional speakers who will aid in writing, publishing, and marketing members’ endeavors; and to create other writing-related opportunities that will further Redwood Writer’s motto: “writers helping writers.”

Brenda Knight is a twenty-two year publishing veteran, starting at HarperCollins, where she fell in love with publishing. Today she is the publisher of Cleis Press, and founder and publisher of Viva Editions, an imprint of Cleis Press. Knight is also the author of Women of the Beat Generation, which won an American Book Award, and The Grateful Table: Blessing, Prayers and Graces for the Daily Meal, which is also available as an audiobook.

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