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Indie Author Day

 

AUTHORS WITHOUT BORDERS

One-Day Writers’ Conference on Indie Author Day 

Fairhaven, Massachusetts — On Saturday, October 12th, Authors Without Borders is pairing with the national Indie Author Day to present a one-day conference for aspiring, published, and unpublished writers. Here is your chance to listen to and speak with multi-award-winning authors and a New York book publisher open to new clients.

AWB is the only official South Coast host for the annual Indie Author Day, which is held throughout the nation on October 12th. With sponsorship from Boston’s Uphams Corner Library, AWB will offer presentations by award-winning author Steven Manchester on “Chasing the Dream,” and Rhonda Penders, publisher, President, and Chief Editor for The Wild Rose Press (New York) who will speak on the role of traditional, Indie, and self-publishing.

There will be ample time for discussion with each presenter as well as with the AWB founders (Pat Perry, fiction; Alberta Sequeira, memoirs; Joyce Keller Walsh, mysteries & mainstream; Willie Pleasants, poetry & short stories).

The program will be held in the function room of the Atria Senior Living facility behind Alden Court Nursing Care at 389 Alden Rd., Fairhaven, MA, from 11am to 2pm.  The cost to attend is $20 for AWB members and $30 for non-members. Light luncheon refreshments will be served.

Register by Monday, September 23rd. Payment by check can be mailed to Alberta Sequeira, 11 Midway Park Drive, Apt 316, N. Dartmouth, MA 02747 or PayPal payment is available at www.awb6.com. Questions may be addressed to the AWB email at: authorswb6@gmail.com.

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Mail-In Form

RSVP: September 23, 2019

First Name: __________________________________________________

Last Name: __________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________

City: _______________________________________________________

State: _______________  Zip Code: _________________

Tel: ______________________________

Email (PRINT) ________________________________________________

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Mail check with this form to Alberta Sequeira, 11 Midway Park Drive, Apt. 316, N. Dartmouth, MA 02747.  Any questions call Alberta Sequeira at 508-938-5322.

PayPal is available at www.awb6.com to pay for the upcoming event. 

BRING A FRIEND!

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Alberta Sequeira
alberta.sequeira@gmail.com
Order books directly at www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira

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Best 100 Literary Agencies

I hope you don’t get tired of my long lists of agents or publishers.  I wish I had that information years ago.  Here is another that I hope helps you get published.

Alberta Sequeira

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (1-10)

Listed below are the first ten book agencies on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. The author representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Trident Media Group / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  2. Writers House / Top category: Children’s: Middle Grade
  3. Folio Literary Management / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  4. Sterling Lord Literistic / Top category: Nonfiction: Health
  5. ICM / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  6. The Bent Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  7. Foundry Literary + Media / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  8. Marly Rusoff & Associates / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  9. Inkwell Management / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  10. The Knight Agency / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (11-20)

Listed below are the publishing agencies 11-20 on our list of best book agencies based on sales. The writer representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Pippin Properties / Top category: Children’s: Picture Book
  2. Sanford J. Greenburger Associates / Top category: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  3. William Morris Endeavor / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  4. Andrea Brown Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  5. Janklow & Nesbit / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  6. Jane Rotrosen Agency / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  7. LevelFiveMedia / Top category: Nonfiction: Business/Investing/Finance
  8. Dystel & Goderich Literary Management / Top category: Nonfiction: Cooking
  9. Yates & Yates / Top category: Nonfiction: Religion/Spirituality
  10. Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (21-30)

Listed below are the book agencies 21-30 on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. The author representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Larry Weissman Literary / Top category: Nonfiction: Narrative
  2. The Stuart Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  3. Adams Literary / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  4. Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Memoir
  5. Liza Dawson Associates / Top category: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  6. Marsal Lyon Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  7. Nelson Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  8. Fletcher & Company / Top category: Nonfiction: Business/Investing/Finance
  9. Victoria Sanders & Associates / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  10. The Literary Group / Top category: Nonfiction: Memoir

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (31-40)

Listed below are the publishing agencies 31-40 on our list of best book agencies based on sales. The writer representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Donald Maass Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  2. Hornfischer Literary Management / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  3. The Axelrod Agency / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  4. Lippincott Massie McQuilkin / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  5. Harvey Klinger / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  6. Stonesong / Top category: Nonfiction: Cooking
  7. Greenhouse Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  8. Waxman Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Sports
  9. Stimola Literary Studio / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  10. New Leaf Literary & Media / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (41-50)

Listed below are the book agencies 41-50 on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. The author representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. DeFiore and Company / Top category: Fiction: Debut
  2. Curtis Brown / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  3. Steve Laube Agency / Top category: Fiction: Inspirational
  4. Vigliano Associates / Top category: Nonfiction: Memoir
  5. David Black Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: General/Other
  6. The Gernert Company / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  7. Janis A. Donnaud & Associates / Top category: Nonfiction: Cooking
  8. Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  9. McCormick & Williams Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Picture Book
  10. Cornerstone Literary / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  11. Zoe Pagnamenta Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: General/Other

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (51-60)

Listed below are the publishing agencies 51-60 on our list of best book agencies based on sales. The writer representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Christopher Ferebee / Top category: Nonfiction: Religion/Spirituality
  2. Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  3. Idea Architects / Top category: Nonfiction: Health
  4. Spencerhill Associates / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  5. Lowenstein-Yost / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  6. Abrams Artists Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Business/Investing/Finance
  7. Irene Goodman Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  8. Elyse Cheney Agency / Top category: Fiction: Debut
  9. Nancy Yost Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  10. Stephanie Tade Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Health

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (61-70)

Listed below are the book agencies 61-70 on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. The author representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Laura Dail Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  2. Barry Goldblatt Literary / Top category: Children’s: Middle Grade
  3. Brockman / Top category: Nonfiction: Science
  4. UTA / Top category: Fiction: Thriller
  5. Ted Weinstein Literary Management / Top category: Nonfiction: Business/Investing/Finance
  6. Browne & Miller Literary Associates / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  7. Susan Golomb Agency / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  8. LJK Literary Management / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  9. LaunchBooks Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  10. Waxman Leavell Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Religion/Spirituality

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (71-80)

Listed below are the publishing agencies 71-80 on our list of best book agencies based on sales. The writer representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Dunow, Carlson & Lerner / Top category: Fiction: Debut
  2. Solow Literary Enterprises / Top category: Nonfiction: Business/Investing/Finance
  3. Gelfman Schneider / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  4. Venture Literary / Top category: Nonfiction: Sports
  5. Erin Murphy Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Middle Grade
  6. Susan Rabiner Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: General/Other
  7. Williams & Connolly / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  8. Howard Morhaim Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  9. Jill Grinberg Literary Management / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  10. Aaron Priest Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Thriller

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (81-90)

Listed below are the book agencies 81-90 on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. The author representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Anderson Literary Management / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  2. Carol Mann Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  3. Wendy Sherman Associates / Top category: Fiction: Debut
  4. The Strothman Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  5. WordServe Literary Group / Top category: Fiction: Inspirational
  6. Kuhn Projects / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  7. Amy Rennert Agency / Top category: Fiction: Mystery/Crime
  8. Regal Literary / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  9. Fredrica S. Friedman and Company / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  10. Alive Communications / Top category: Nonfiction: Memoir

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (91-100)

Listed below are the last ten publishing agencies on our list of best book agencies based on sales. The writer representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Gail Ross Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  2. The Creative Culture / Top category: Nonfiction: Memoir
  3. Thompson Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Illustrated/Art
  4. Mendel Media Group / Top category: Nonfiction: Humor
  5. Aevitas Creative Management / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  6. Linda Chester Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Debut
  7. MacGregor Literary / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  8. Paradigm / Top category: Nonfiction: Cooking
  9. Weed Literary / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  10. Ross Yoon Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Narrative

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When and Where to Use Commas

Ending letters with Yours sincerely or Yours faithfullyWhen to use Ms., Miss., and Mrs.

What is the vocative case?

What are adjectives?

What are nouns?

Commas after a transitional phrase

Commas after interjections (yes, no, indeed)

Commas before conjunctions (and, or, but)

Commas for parenthesis

Commas in lists

Commas with a long subject

Commas with numbers

Commas with quotation (speech) marks

Commas with the vocative case

List of easily confused words

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SESSION KEY-NOTES FOR TALKS




”The Effect of Alcoholism on the Whole Family

* The devastating toll of alcoholism on the family
* The self-destruction of the addict
* For those looking for strength from their own alcoholic-driven problems
* The enabling
* Blackouts/physical and emotional abuse
* Denial
* Protecting the children
* Breakdowns
* Feelings of hopelessness
* Communication in the marriage
* Professional help
* Separation or divorce
* Ignoring the signs of teenage drinking
* Hidden emotional problems with the children
* Taking time to listen and communicate with your teen
* Giving complete support
* Being involved in their counseling, doctor’s appointments and recovery program

“My Spiritual Changes Within”

* Focus on relationships with our loved ones
* Strengthening your belief in your faith
* Tours to Medjugorje/spiritual renewals
* Alberta’s spiritual experience in Medjugorje
* The secrets Our Lady is giving the visionaries
* Description of the apparitions
* The importance of Confession
* Miracles all around us
* Awareness of God in our lives
* Alberta encourages us to examine our life
* Recognize the value of thankfulness
* Saying goodbye to our loved ones
* Renew the joy in life



”Where am I Heading?”

(School Program)
* The introduction to alcohol and drugs
* Signs of alcohol abuse
* Following the crowd
* Binge drinking
* Hereditary or a disease
* Habit, action, location, and friends
* Facing your family and school problems
* Recovery programs
* Breaking from the drinking and drug friends
* Getting on with life
* The reality of Cirrhosis of the Liver

**Alberta is willing to talk on any topic you may want for your event. She would love to discuss what would be the best fit. Please feel free to send questions to alberta.sequeira@gmail.com


Visit her website at http://www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com
References from the Bristol Correction Office at Faunce Corner Road in North Dartmouth, MA:
1. Rui M. Lima, MA, MSW, LICSW, Director of Substance Abuse & Social Servies Programs & Treatment: Telephone: 508-995-6400 ext. 2821
2. Matthew Robitaille, Director of Classification and Programs;​ Telephone: 508-995-6400 ext. 2504
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Alberta Sequeira

Email: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com

other writer’s site: wwww.authorswithoutborders.wordpress.com

How to Write a Book That Sells

by Stefanie Newell

https://howtowriteabookthatsells.com

My book programs are filling up quickly, so I am selecting serious applicants only for my future programs.

Space is limited – this opportunity is only open to a handful. Submit a high quality application and schedule a call with me now to discuss how I can coach you through the writing and publishing of your first book.

PLEASE NOTE: I AM CURRENTLY ONLY WORKING WITH CLIENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER IN ORDER TO BOOK A STRATEGY SESSION.

 STRATEGY SESSION APPLICATION

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Please share your writing experience.

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Self publish
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What genre do you write?

How long have you been writing?

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