Get a look Inside the Publishing Mind with founder of one of the largest literary agencies in North America, Bill Gladstone. Bill discusses what makes a book a best-seller, what your publisher expects from it’s authors and whether or not the six figure book deal is really a good thing for your long-term career as an author.
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AFTER THE SHOW Q&A
Do you have a writing ritual or routine that you stick to as an author?
Yes. I usually write two hours as soon as I get up or, two hours later afternoon or both if in the middle of a writing project. I like to clear emails and extraneous obligations prior to writing. When in middle of major novel or non fiction project I try to take a two hour walk on the beach to think through a specific chapter before sitting down. This works when I have cleared my schedule and have both a morning and later afternoon/early evening writing session.
What is your favourite part of being a literary agent and publisher?
Seeing an unknown writer become a bestselling author. Does not happen frequently but rewarding when it does.
What was your all time favourite book?
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In my opinion this is one the greatest novels ever written and the most important novel of the last two hundred years.
Bill Gladstone founder Waterside Productions, Inc. has personally placed more than 5000 titles. He represents individual authors such as Eckhart Tolle and Neale Donald Walsch. He’s also a best-selling author of THE TWELVE and THE POWER OF TWELVE.
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Crystal-Lee Quibell is the host of Literary Speaking, a weekly podcast dedicated to helping writers learn from best-selling authors, literary agents, and publishers. Founder of The Magical Writers Group, a private teaching forum for writers specifically focused on memoir.She is a champion for the written word, student of publishing and an obsessive book collector with a serious case of wanderlust. A self-described mermaid and witchy woman for life, she believes that life is better with books, chocolate, and the occasional cheese board. Her upcoming essay is to be featured in the forthcoming book, The Magic Of Memoir: Inspiration for the Writer’s Journey.