Abby Saul - Copy that Sells Your Book

  • March 16, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL

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Copy that Sells Your Book


 Your success in finding an agent, a publisher and book buyers rests heavily on the sell copy you create, especially the plot synopsis. It’s the key to your query letter, your elevator pitch, your book jacket cover, and every other opportunity you have to sell your book. Prepare three forms of your synopsis: one sentence, one paragraph, two hundred words. Submit work two weeks in advance to be part of the handout package. 

Agent Abby Saul founded The Lark Group after a decade in publishing at John Wiley & Sons, Sourcebooks, and Browne & Miller Literary Associates. She’s worked with and edited bestselling and award-winning authors as well as major brands. Abby also has helped to establish ebook standards, led company-wide forums to explore new digital possibilities for books, and created and managed numerous digital initiatives.

        As an agent, Abby is looking for great and engrossing adult commercial and literary fiction. A magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College, Abby spends her weekends—when she’s not reading—cooking and hiking with her husband.

*Will critique 1-page query letters ($15) Single spacing letter format for this submission only. Please see manuscript guidelines for submission information.

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