Kick-off General Session

Main Speaker: Jody Rein, agent with Jody Rein Books. 


Top Ten Publishing Myths: BUSTED!

with Jody Rein, author, literary agent and publishing consultant

Misconceptions about how both self and traditional publishing work puts roadblocks between you and the success of your book. Jody Rein, literary agent, publishing consultant and co-author of Writer Digest’s How to Write a Book Proposal: Fifth Edition, knows how publishers and agents  really make decisions about whether and how to publish your book, and which factors writers in-the-know use to decide whether to self-publish or try a traditional house. Please join us as she debunks the limiting beliefs that often handicap writers, and shares advice on how to use the realities of publishing to create your own well-informed publishing strategy.

 Jody Rein, founder of literary agency Jody Rein Books, Inc. and the consulting company AuthorPlanet, was previously executive editor with divisions of Big Five Publishers Penguin Random House and HarperCollins in New York. Agency projects include bestseller and film The Big Year by Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Obmascik; bestseller and sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter by W. Bruce Cameron; bestseller You Can Draw in 30 Days by PBS personality Mark Kistler, and bestseller Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King. She is the co-author of the industry standard How to Write a Book Proposal, Fifth Edition with Michael Larsen. You can find out more at her websites: or, and follow her on Twitter at @authorplanet