Betty Kelly Sargent
I’ve been a book and magazine editor for more than thirty-five years and now write a monthly column for Publishers Weekly called “Ask The Editor.” Several years ago, I founded www.BookWorks.com: The Self-Publishers Association, an online community of authors who want to learn more about self-publishing in general, and about how to find the best book publishing service providers. I have co-authored eight traditionally published books. I edit both literary and commercial fiction as well as general interest nonfiction such as biography, memoir, and books of special interest to women. Recently, I've become the exclusive editor for Danielle Steel.
What do I love? Finding, analyzing and evaluating and working closely with each manuscript to help the author make it the very best it can be. In my thirty-five-year plus career in book and magazine publishing I’ve been: Editor-in-Chief of William Morrow; Executive Editor at Large at Harper Collins; Fiction and Books Editor at Cosmopolitan; CNN Sunday Morning Live, Book Reviewer; Senior Acquiring Editor, Delacorte Press; Senior Editor, Dell Books; The New Yorker (typing manuscripts).