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MagicCon 4 | Vortrag | Von der Idee zum Buch | by Mary Cronos

MagicCon 4 | Vortrag | Von der Idee zum Buch | by Mary Cronos

How does an idea become a book?

One thing is certain: the idea must be as thick as a fist behind the ears, because it has to endure a lot: Changes, doubts, criticism, stress, loss of motivation. So whether an idea becomes a book depends first and foremost on the idea itself. Is it good enough to keep us on our toes? Because the road to the book in your hand is a long one.

During this workshop hour Mary Cronos wants to take you on a journey in a hurry: On the journey from the idea to the book. They talk about how to start writing, what makes a good manuscript, how to publish it, and what are the advantages and disadvantages. We will also talk about what pitches, exposés and reading samples are and what is important. And you will notice that this is by no means the end of the story. The outer and inner “prettiest” (also called cover design and editing) will be discussed as well as the question of the right release date. And when it’s almost time – the book is already within reach – the question of distribution channels (book trade vs. Amazon, ebook vs. print) and advertising (merchandise, networks and readings) arises.

Since Mary Cronos herself is a hybrid author (agency and publisher, but also self-publishing and small publisher), she can show you the different possibilities that are available today with their advantages and disadvantages.

Lecturer: Mary Cronos
Duration: 90 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Mary Cronos was born in 1987 in an idyllic Brandenburg community on the outskirts of the capital and studied theology until 2015. In 2013 she ventured into self-employment as a freelance artist and today she works as an artist (cosplay photography, cover design, illustration) and author. She uses the rest of her time for blogging and travelling and for her charity project Mission:Change.

In spring 2015, she published the first two volumes of her high-fantasy series "Nafishur" in self-publishing. In November 2016 two of her illustrations were published in the charity anthology "Hoffnungsschimmer. Im Dunkel ein Licht". Three more are part of the new "Hoffnungsschimmer. Im Dunkel ein Licht" anthology.

In January 2018 she made her publishing debut with Droemer Knaur - with the historical Romantasy novel "Houston Hall - Schatten der Vergangenheit". In July 2019 the next two volumes of her "Nafishur" series were finally published. In 2020 the two third volumes will follow. In questions concerning her publications she is represented by Literaturagentur Langenbuch & Weiß.

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