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Shopping an Indie Published Book to Traditional Publishers
• What we'll do First time guest to our meeting? RSVP via Meetup and attend this meeting FREE! REGISTER HERE: Literary Agent Pros and Cons on Shopping an Indie Published Book to Traditional Publishers: Attendees will learn how independently publishing your book can be good or bad when shopping a title to traditional publishers from a seasoned literary agent’s perspective. They’ll come to understand the author/agent relationship and the process an agent goes through when deciding what titles they want to take on and much more. Due to the program’s subject matter being of keen interest to CIPA members and aspiring authors from other groups the March 24th CIPA meeting may be the first sold-out meeting of the 2017/18 CIPA season so register early! Read about our speaker below… Kristin Nelson Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency, LLC Kristin established Nelson Literary Agency, LLC, in 2002 and over the last decade and a half of her career, she has represented over forty New York Times bestselling titles and many USA Today bestsellers. Her goal as an agent is simple: she wants every client of hers to make a living solely from writing and 90% of her clients do just that. Those clients include Jamie Ford, Hugh Howey, Marie Lu, Gail Carriger, Josh Malerman, J.D. Barker, Ally Carter, Stacey Lee, Simone Elkeles, Jasinda Wilder, Jana DeLeon, Courtney Milan. She is currently looking for literary commercial novels, big crossover novels with one foot squarely in genre, upmarket women’s fiction, lead title or hardcover science fiction and fantasy, and young adult and upper-level middle grade novels in all genres. When she is not busy selling books, Kristin attempts to play golf & tennis. She also enjoys playing Bridge (where she is the youngest person in her club), and can be found hiking in the mountains with her husband and their dog Chutney. Member: AAR, RWA, SFWA, SCBWI. Please visit for submission guidelines and her popular blog Pub Rants for her latest post: Kristin can also be found on Twitter @agentkristinNLA and on Facebook Roundtables TBA! • What to bring Notetaking device, or pen & paper! • Important to know

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CIPA’s mission is to encourage cooperative efforts and the free exchange of information, experience and expertise to help our members achieve, survive and prosper while also assisting the writing and marketing of their books through cooperative ventures, education and networking.

Besides our regular monthly meetings with professional speakers and programs, roundtable discussions with experts in the publishing/writing fields, and networking with like-minded individuals.

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