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Demystifying Publishing: A Literary Agent Gives the Word on the Street, July 16th, 2022
Demystifying Publishing: A Literary Agent Gives the Word on the Street, July 16th, 2022
Demystifying Publishing: A Literary Agent Gives the Word on the Street, July 16th, 2022
Demystifying Publishing: A Literary Agent Gives the Word on the Street, July 16th, 2022
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Demystifying Publishing: A Literary Agent Gives the Word on the Street, July 16th, 2022


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Saturday, July 16th, 2022

3-Part Zoom Seminar

Live Seminar Via Zoom

Starts at 1PM EST/ 12PM CST/10AM PST

Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.

*A recording of this seminar will be made available to enrollees.

Led by industry-leading literary agent at Trident Media Group Mark Gottlieb.

What do literary agents and editors really mean when they say, X, Y, or Z to a writer? Why don’t agents & editors just speak their minds and truly say what they mean? Most importantly: what’s actually going on in the world of book publishing? Demystifying publishing requires reading between the lines and getting an industry insider’s account.

As a literary agent in major trade publishing—at book publishing’s leading literary agency, Trident Media Group—Mark Gottlieb often walks writers through key book publishing terms & phrases, how to really be in the know, and what secretly goes on in the most exclusive corners of the publishing industry.

Beyond being an insider’s account of the publishing industry, this course serves as a light glossary of key terms, phrases and abbreviations casually tossed around in the book publishing world. Course attendees will be afforded the opportunity to share writing/publishing experiences they hope to learn and grow from, as well as terms and jargon they have come across that they were curious about exploring further.

Mark Gottlieb is a highly ranked literary agent both in overall deals and other individual categories. Using that same initiative and insight for identifying talented writers, he is actively building his own client list of authors. Mark Gottlieb is excited to work directly with authors, helping to manage and grow their careers with all of the unique resources that are available at book publishing’s leading literary agency, Trident Media Group. During his time at Trident Media Group, Mark Gottlieb has represented numerous New York Times bestselling authors, as well as award-winning authors, and has optioned and sold books to film and TV production companies. He previously ran the agency’s audiobook department, in addition to working in foreign rights. Mark Gottlieb is actively seeking submissions in all categories and genres and looking forward to bringing new and established authors to the curious minds of their future readers.

Session 1: Publishing Terms & Lingo That Every Writer Should Know

1:00PM EST - 2:00 PM EST via Zoom

This first session will serve as a guide to writers on what the industry language of book publishing is and what agents & editors really mean when they use this type of language or doublespeak. Many terms and lingo, such as ‘It’s all about the comps’ … ‘Publishing is highly-subjective’ … ‘MS and MSS’ … ‘P&L’ … ‘D&A’ … ‘It’s a hurry-up-and-wait business’ … ‘Don’t bury the lede’ will all be carefully dissected for students. Time for questions and comments will be afforded toward the end of the session.

15-minute BREAK

Session 2: A View of the Real World of Books From the Front Seat

2:15PM EST - 3:15PM EST via Zoom

The second session will follow with the starkness of real-world book publishing being presented from an industry-insider’s account. The way in which the publishing industry is unfolding in terms of many industry changes and more, such as ‘WNDB’ … ‘PRHS&S’ … ‘Supply chain issues and pandemic publishing’ … ‘Morality Clauses’ …  ‘Cashflow and payment schedules’ … ‘Lead titles vs. key titles vs. make titles’ will be thoughtfully presented to students and deeply surveyed. Time for further questions and comments will be afforded toward the end of the session.

15-minute BREAK

Session 3: Learning & Growing From Our Shared Writing & Publishing Experiences

3:30PM EST - 4:30PM EST via Zoom

The third and last session will follow with an opening of the floor to class attendees who would like to share their own personal writing or publishing experiences and curiosities. Questions over various terms or sayings writers happened upon in their own individual experiences will be further explained and explored. Mark Gottlieb will be closely available to attendees to speak candidly and cordially about these topics with presenters to give everyone a guiding light in the publishing industry. Time for further questions and comments will be afforded toward the end of the session.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS:

  • Understand the language of professionals in publishing
  • Know what agents & editors really mean in their feedback
  • Gain clarity over preconceived publishing notions or misconceptions
  • Identify what industry professionals are looking for in authors
  • Understand the publishing marketplace and know how to adapt to it
  • Fully realize writing as not just an art, but also a craft and a business

TESTIMONIALS:    

“To find someone in the publishing world these days who possesses such style and grace…a throwback. Crown moldings and brass door knocker in a world of prefab housing.”

Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author

“He is professional, knowledgeable, and deeply cares about the careers of his clients. …I'm lucky to have Mark in my corner!”

Alan Hlad, USA Today bestselling author

“My writing career never would have advanced as fast or as far without Mark's help.”  —James Breakwell, bestselling author

“He goes above and beyond his work expectations by cultivating caring relationships with his clients, always expressing empathy and patience. He is kind, supportive and knows what he's doing.”

Ruby Karp, author of Earth Hates Me

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

This 1-Day Workshop will meet via Zoom on Saturday, July 16th, 2022.

Session 1 will be 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

15-minute Break Between Sessions

Session 2 will be 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM EST

15-minute Break Between Sessions

Session 3 will be 3:30PM EST - 4:30PM EST

*Recordings of all sessions will be made available to everyone who enrolls.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.

  • Mark Gottlieb | Live via Zoom
  • July 16th, 2022
  • Seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom

Mark Gottlieb is a highly ranked literary agent both in overall deals and other individual categories. Using that same initiative and insight for identifying talented writers, he is actively building his own client list of authors. Mark Gottlieb is excited to work directly with authors, helping to manage and grow their careers with all of the unique resources that are available at book publishing’s leading literary agency, Trident Media Group. During his time at Trident Media Group, Mark Gottlieb has represented numerous New York Times bestselling authors, as well as award-winning authors, and has optioned and sold books to film and TV production companies. He previously ran the agency’s audiobook department, in addition to working in foreign rights. Mark Gottlieb is actively seeking submissions in all categories and genres and looking forward to bringing new and established authors to the curious minds of their future readers.


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