My wife and I are a new parents to a seven month old baby girl. We are looking to write a book to add to the gay and lesbian children's genre as it is lacking. We hope this group can help us get started.
The Washington DC Write to Publish Group is unlike most writers’ groups (which focus on critiquing each other’s work). Instead this group is dedicated to the "business side" of writing and works to educate authors (and would be authors) on what to expect when going from a finished project to a book which is available for sale.
The group is currently run by Robin Sullivan, business manager of Michael J. Sullivan (bestselling author of 9 books: The Riyria Revelations (6) , The Riyria Chronicles (2), and Hollow World). Robin has "done it all" when it comes to publishing which includes:
Obtaining two six-figure big-five contracts (sales in excess of 650,000 books)
Running a small press which earned multiple authors six-figure paychecks
Self-publishing 5 of her husband's novels and selling more than 70,000 copies
Working with two small presses
One of a few to negotiate a "print only" deal
More than 30 foreign language translations
Managing multiple agents
Running one of the top-earning fiction Kickstarters (generating more than $30,000)
Writing articles for Writer's Digest, Digital Book World, and Publishing Perspectives