Meet Sheree Bykofsky

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Calling All Writers: Literary Agent to Share Publishing Secrets, September 11, 2016


ATLANTIC CITY – Do you dream of being a published author? Do you have a half-written novel in the desk drawer, a how-to book on the hard drive, a memoir in the making? Have you always wanted to share your ideas with an experienced literary agent?


If the answer is yes, join Sheree Bykofsky, of Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc., on Sunday, September 11, for a one-of-a-kind workshop: A MASTER CLASS IN GETTING PUBLISHED. This fun and intensive five-hour seminar will teach you the ins and outs of the publishing universe, including:

  • What’s hot right now in both fiction and non-fiction
  • The difference between a query letter, a pitch and a proposal
  • How to develop ideas with true commercial potential
  • How to write a query that really sells
  • How to locate and work with the right agent
  • How to craft an effective book proposal
  • What to realistically expect in a first-book contract
  • Why becoming a published author is just like being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune!


You’ll also learn:
·           The six secrets of successfully published authors

  • The five reasons you need an agent
  • The difference between placing, publishing and marketing fiction and non-fiction
  • When, if and how to self-publish


Best of all, this workshop will give you one-on-one contact with an industry veteran who can answer  your questions, evaluate your query, and guide you on the path to real authorship (that’s right—with your name on the cover, your name on the royalty checks, maybe even your face on TV). The first 2 people who sign up will get a free copy of Sheree’s bestselling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published, 5th Edition (which, title notwithstanding, is not for idiots!).


Turn your writing dreams to reality by joining Sheree, Sunday, September 11, 3 pm until 8 pm  at Naomi’s Café, 801 Tilton Road, Northfield, NJ 08225 right next to Island Gym. A scrumptious four-course buffet will be included. Admission is $99 through August 31st, $120 after that. Register by Paypal at, or by check or money order payable to Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc., PO Box 706, Brigantine, NJ 08203 or at Naomi’s Cafe. When you preregister you will have the rare opportunity to submit a query letter that will be reviewed at the workshop.


Sheree Bykofsky has written, co-authored and edited more than two dozen books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles, The New York Public Library Desk Reference, The Best Places to Kiss In and Around New York City, The Rules of Poker, and Secrets the Pros Won’t Tell You About Winning Hold’Em Poker. She is an adjunct assistant professor of publishing at NYU, an adjunct professor at Rosemont College and a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR).

Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. represents hundreds of authors in all areas of adult nonfiction and literary and commercial fiction including popular reference, business, health, psychology, spirituality, self-help, humor, cookbooks, finance, poker and women’s issues. Clients include Howard Kaylan, Jeffrey J. Fox, Richard Roeper, Leslie Rule, Mike Matusow, Taro Gold, Rachel Vreeman, M.D., Aaron Carroll, M.D., John Link, M.D., Eric Maisel, Rosemary Ostler, Supermodel Roshumba, Matt Gaffney and Cy Tymony.



North Wildwood Beach Writers’ Conference


Sheree will be running an all day workshop for writers.

in Stone Harbor, September 2014 Send an email to if interested.


 v What’s hot in fiction and non-fiction

 v Query letter, pitch, proposal. What’s the difference?

 v Develop ideas with true commercial potential

 v How to write a query that really sells

 v How to craft an effective book proposal

 v What to realistically expect in a first-book contact

 v Why becoming a published author is just like being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune

Q & A session will follow featuring Bykofsky


Unicorn Writers’ Conference

March 9, 2013

Unicorn Writers’ Conference is uniquely designed to arm visionary writers with the practical know-how they need to get their manuscripts through or around the gatekeepers of the publishing world. Today, between multinational media corporations and global entertainment conglomerates, getting a publisher’s attention takes more than a great idea and a flair for the written word. Whether you like it or not, publishers view your manuscript as much as a business proposition as a work of art. The Conference will offer dozens of workshops involving the inside world of book publishing from the perspectives of various departments within a publishing company— Contracts, Copyrights, Permissions, Legal, Subsidiary Rights, Foreign Rights, Audio, Electronic, Special Sales and Premium Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Promotion, Publicity, Sales, Royalties, Art and Design, and Production. Furthermore, Unicorn will offer editorial workshops focusing on key genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Children’s Books, Mystery Writing, Screenwriting, and more. Plus, we’ll have renowned agents, publishers, and editors at the event.


TMCC Writers’ Conference

Sheree will be the keynote speaker.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Whether it’s preserving your family history, starting that novel or putting your manuscript into the hands of an agent, the TMCC Writers’ Conference will give you the information and contacts you need to further your literary goals. In its 23rd year, this event will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Reno, Nevada.

We’re welcoming an exciting slate of literary professionals to participate in our 2013 writing event.

Keynote Speaker, Sheree Bykofsky runs Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. and has authored about 25 books, including the popular, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published, now in its fifth edition. As an agent, she primarily represents nonfiction in the areas of health, business, self-help/psychology, humor, games, women’s interest, spirituality and more. She also seeks mysteries and well-crafted mainstream novels with best-seller potential. In addition, Sheree is an adjunct assistant professor of publishing at NYU.


Jackson Hole Writers’ Conference

Sheree will be meeting with writers and giving several presentations.

June 27-29, 2013

Taking place at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.

Each summer, a passion for the written word draws writers from across the country to Grand Teton National Park’s backyard. Sure, the spectacular mountains have been attracting folks for a couple hundred years, but we like to think that people come to the Jackson Hole Writers Conference because they know they are going to get something special. Because of our intimate size, attendees meet each other and the faculty, sharing ideas along with their beer, making new contacts in a workshop, finding a mentor on a walk. Whether you have pursued the craft of writing for decades or only recently have set yourself on the journey to share your words with others, this is one conference that won’t put you off.

Each year distinguished speakers, editors and agents join our resident faculty to deliver a weekend of active and engaging dialogue, collaboration and the opportunity for all of us to raise the stakes on our work.

Manuscript critiques are an important part of our conference, providing a way for you to discuss your work one-on-one with experienced writers, editors and agents.

Jackson Hole’s writing community began with the likes of Struthers Burt and Owen Wister who came out West to enliven their spirits with open spaces and nature’s untainted wonders. Over the years, many writers have passed through this area and many more have stayed. Since the 1970s a noticeable literary undercurrent feeds the intellectual and arts community.

At the Jackson Hole Writers Conference you will have ample opportunity to share your work, whether in the critiques or workshops, or at the open mic event! Writers from Massachusetts to Florida, from Texas to Washington know their fellow attendees will listen well. Serious writers pour into Jackson Hole each June looking for a fresh, but critical eye on their work. We think they get that, and that’s why they come back year after year. The collective story of the Writers Conference grows alongside the achievements of our guests. This year, that could be you starting a new tradition. Make the most of it!


 All In For Wishes

Sheree is one of the sponsors of this annual event for The Make-A-Wish® Foundation.

October 12, 2013

Poker enthusiasts, here is your chance to play cards for a great cause.The All In For Wishes Poker Tournament will be held on October 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Empire State Plaza in Albany NY

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

The Northeast New York chapter serves the 15 counties that comprise the 518 area code.

Company Overview

The Make-A-Wish Foundation traces its beginning to one boy’s wish to be a police officer. This one wish spawned an amazing internaional wish-granting organization.


Ask Joe Graziano

Live on Internet Radio, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Joe interviewed the bestselling author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published,” Sheree Bykofsky.

Click here to listen!