October 26-28, 2018 | Pasadena, CA

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…a Publishing Career

You’ve crushed your query and signed with an agent! What comes next? The class will cover processes and trends in the publishing industry as well as the typical publishing path from signing to publication and beyond as well as establish an overview of what you should be prepared for insofar as publicity and marketing, editorial rounds, and the months after publication. You don’t have to have a completed manuscript to attend, as it is never too soon to start learning about the business end of the business, but you CAN bring: A draft of your query; A prepared “elevator pitch” (verbalizing 4 or 5 lines of your book’s genre and premise); Two or three comp titles for your book. Agent Barbara Poelle of the Irene Goodman Agency in NYC provides a road map of what to expect when you’re expecting