Author Kathi Macias offers insights on the role and value of self publishing.
Artist and author Steve Alpert discusses the process of taking his book and making it into a play.
Wayne Hoffman, author of Sweet Like Sugar, talks about the market for gay fiction, including if there is a separate market and how large it might be. He also discusses the role publishers play in developing this kind of market.
Literary agent and publishing veteran Laurie McLean shares her expertise on the Young Adult fiction market, sharing why it's such a hot market and explaining the basics of what kind of books fit in this market.
Learn about popular sub-genres and common topics expressed in the larger genre of young adult fiction. Literary agent Laurie McLean shares her insights and some great examples of leading works in this market.
Author of the Walking Dead novels, Jay Bonansinga, explains the difficult process of turning your book into a play or movie, and shoots you straight with the options you have!
Initiated by Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings project was originally picked up for production into three movies by a studio that later demanded it be rewritten into just one movie, due to budget concerns. This disagreement led to the material being pitched to New Line Cinema as two separate films, but New Line realized the need for multiple films and required that the material be three films, as Peter Jackson initially intended. Author and former assistant at New Line Cinema Jennifer Brody explains that authenticity, casting and shooting location were critical in producing these award-winning films.
Agent Ken Sherman offers advice to authors for selling film and TV rights for a book. What is the TV market like today? Who is buying made for TV movies these days? How can you get a leg up on pitching to these organizations?
Mary Mackey, a author and award-winning poet, discusses her experience of releasing 9 novels and a book of poetry on the same day! She describes the role her agent and the Author's Guild played in allowing her to do this. It's a great lesson in knowing which rights to sell and what your rights are as an author. Mary also candidly discusses her pricing strategy for these new ebooks and why it works for her.
Jennifer Emmett, VP and Editorial Director of Children's Books for National Geographic Books, discusses the role that illustrations play in the set up of a book.