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NCFDD Webinar: Week 1: The Academic’s Guide to Working with a Literary Agent

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Week 1: The Academic’s Guide to Working with a Literary Agent

Would you like to reach beyond the academy by publishing a popular book for the broad public? Do you dream of obtaining building a lucrative writing career? Are you interested in partnering with a publishing expert who can advocate for you, negotiate your book contracts and obtain a significant advance on your behalf? “The Academic’s Guide to Working with a Literary Agent” is a three part webinar series designed to equip academics with a framework and game plan for obtaining literary representation. Drawing upon her own experience signing with the same literary agency that brokered Barack Obama’s first book deal, Dr. Crystal Marie Fleming will demystify the world of trade publishing and explain how and why academics decide to partner with book agents. By the end of the workshop, participants will have clearly defined commercial writing goals, a database of similar books, a list of appropriate agencies and insight into the nuts and bolts of collaborating with a literary agent. Part 1 includes:

Part 1: Why You Should Consider Working With a Literary Agent

  • What is a literary agent and what exactly can they do for an academic? 
  • The role of a literary agent in career development
  • The differences between editors and agents
  • Working with a literary agent pre and post tenure
  • How an agent can help you transition from academic writing to a commercial audience
  • Special considerations for minority academics
  • Why I decided to acquire an agent

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Date:
Monday, Oct 16, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
https://www.facultydiversity.org/webinars/literaryagentweek1

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