Keep Connected and Informed.

Throughout the year, we offer an array of seminars, panels, and social gatherings to keep authors connected and informed about the legal and business side of writing. We offer webinars and phone seminars on all aspects of the business of being an author and the book ecosystem, providing practical advice on a broad range of topics. We also provide in-person panel discussions and interviews on topics of interest to our members and sponsor social events throughout the country. Guild members have first—and often exclusive—access to these events. We also encourage our members to share literary events happening in their communities on our comprehensive Events Calendar, searchable by ZIP code.

Members can log in to access the recordings of these Fall 2015 Seminars:

Children’s Book Group Roundtable on School Visits
Children’s book author and Authors Guild council member Rachel Vail led a roundtable discussion on school visits. Topics included what to expect, tips for a successful visit, and more.

Publishing Contracts 101
Authors Guild attorneys Michael Gross and Stevie Fitzgerald guide you through the basics of a traditional publishing contract, focusing on critical provisions and perils to avoid.

Updating Your Website with Sitebuilder: From Simple Edits to an Overhaul
Authors Guild staff members Abigail Montague and Hector Lugo discuss editing your website, how to use some of your site's custom pages, and quick changes that can transform your site's appearance. The recording of this webinar is not available at this time.

How to Make Twitter Work for You
Sarah Brumble, social media expert, presents tips and tricks on how to effectively use Twitter to promote your work. This seminar is geared to all authors, whether you’re new to the platform or an experienced user. Sarah has served as a social media consultant for many different types of media and arts businesses, including Atlas Obscura, music venues, and educational institutions.

How to Promote Your Book Using Social Media
Chris Syme, founder of CKSyme Media Group and author of the upcoming book SMART Social Media for Authors presents simple, effective strategies for authors looking to promote their work via social media, with a special focus on Facebook. Learn how to make strong marketing decisions that produce results based on your time, resources, and skill level.

Tax Tips for Authors
Robert Pesce, a partner at Marcum Group LLP, led a seminar on tax tips for authors. Pesce is head of its New York City Accounting Services department, and a founder of the firm’s Agency Services group, the Technology, Internet, Media, and Entertainment group.

Keep Connected and Informed

Throughout the year, we offer an array of seminars, panels, and social gatherings to keep authors connected and informed about the legal and business side of writing. We offer webinars and phone seminars on all aspects of the business of being an author and the book ecosystem, providing practical advice on a broad range of topics. We also provide in-person panel discussions and interviews on topics of interest to our members and sponsor social events throughout the country. Guild members have first—and often exclusive—access to these events. We also encourage our members to share literary events happening in their communities on our comprehensive Events Calendar, searchable by ZIP code. A list of our fall 2015 seminars can be found below.

Children’s Book Group Roundtable on School Visits

Children’s book author and Authors Guild council member Rachel Vail led a roundtable discussion on school visits. Topics included what to expect, tips for a successful visit, and more.

Listen to the Children's Book Group seminar recording here.

Publishing Contracts 101

Authors Guild attorneys Michael Gross and Stevie Fitzgerald guide you through the basics of a traditional publishing contract, focusing on critical provisions and perils to avoid.

Listen to the Publishing Contracts seminar recording here.

Updating Your Website with Sitebuilder: From Simple Edits to an Overhaul

Authors Guild staff members Abigail Montague and Hector Lugo discuss editing your website, how to use some of your site's custom pages, and quick changes that can transform your site's appearance. The recording of this webinar is not available at this time.

How to Make Twitter Work for You

Sarah Brumble, social media expert, presents tips and tricks on how to effectively use Twitter to promote your work. This seminar is geared to all authors, whether you’re new to the platform or an experienced user. Sarah has served as a social media consultant for many different types of media and arts businesses, including Atlas Obscura, music venues, and educational institutions.

Watch the Twitter webinar recording here.

How to Promote Your Book Using Social Media

Chris Syme, founder of CKSyme Media Group and author of the upcoming book SMART Social Media for Authors presents simple, effective strategies for authors looking to promote their work via social media, with a special focus on Facebook. Learn how to make strong marketing decisions that produce results based on your time, resources, and skill level.

Watch the Social Media webinar recording here.

Tax Tips for Authors

Robert Pesce, a partner at Marcum Group LLP, led a seminar on tax tips for authors. Pesce is head of its New York City Accounting Services department, and a founder of the firm’s Agency Services group, the Technology, Internet, Media, and Entertainment group.

Listen to the Tax Tips seminar recording here.

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