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A Fly on a Wall in a Publishing House

presented by David Fessenden, Literary Agent and Publisher

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So you’d rather go the traditional publishing route with all the trimmings that a publishing house can offer. It isn’t as easy as mailing (or emailing) your manuscript. There’s a multitude of things to consider and to do before licking that stamp or clicking Send.

David Fessenden, who has tremendous expertise in the publishing industry, will give you an in depth guided tour on what steps to take that will give you a better chance for traditional publishing than the slush pile could ever give you. Some publishers don’t have slush piles anymore. So, what then?

This Real Stuff webinar will cover some critical factors such as:

  1. The inside scoop as to what goes on in a publishing house.
  2. Why a publishing house’s history can be a key to getting published.
  3. The one regularly occurring event in a publishing house that is critical to an author.
  4. The process that a manuscript goes through on the path to publication.
  5. The secret weapon that can cause your submission to bypass the slush pile.
  6. Why your book has to be “sold” at least three times before it is published.
  7. How you can land a publishing contract—before you’ve even written the book.
  8. What a book proposal is and why it is so important.
  9. Specific errors to avoid in preparing your submission.
  10. The seven crucial elements you must include in your submission.

Don’t miss this valuable information that may help you get your book published traditionally.


David E. Fessenden

Literary Agent, WordWise Media Services

Publisher and Proprietor, Honeycomb House Publishing LLC

Dave has degrees in journalism and theology, and over 30 years of experience in writing and editing. He has served in editorial management positions for Christian book publishers and was regional editor for the largest Protestant weekly newspaper in the country.

He has published seven books, written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and edited numerous books. He is a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences. Two of his books, Writing the Christian Nonfiction Book: Concept to Contract and A Christian Writer’s Guide to the Book Proposal, are based on his experience in Christian publishing. The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy, Dave’s first novel, reflects his love for history and for the Sherlock Holmes stories of Arthur Conan-Doyle.

Dave and his wife, Jacque, live in south-central Pennsylvania and have two adult sons.

As a literary agent for WordWise Media Services, Dave is interested in historical fiction (not romance) and speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy); nonfiction titles on Christian living, spiritual growth and biblical studies. He is not interested in devotionals or memoirs.

You may contact Dave through our email address.