Throughout the year, we offer an array of seminars, panels, social gatherings and events for authors to keep you 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.

To see recordings of our past webinars and panels,

visit our Webinar Archive.


Who Owns the Word? The Future of Authorship in Publishing

December 10, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Auditorium
New York Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Registration (required): Register here.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo moderates this Authors Guild public forum in partnership with the NYPL

Who Owns the Word?” is a three-part series that explores the impact declining wages for full-time book authors, journalists and television and screenwriters and concerns about content ownership, copyright laws, censorship and quality control have on the future of American culture and intellectual discourse.  What is the future for the writing profession and why does it matter? After covering the journalism industry in November, the series continues with a focus on publishing—examining the challenges that book authors face in the wake of intense competition, self-publishing, decline in the number of authors receiving advances, lower royalties due to e-books and the blockbuster mentality. Authors Guild Vice President and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo moderates the panel, which includes Madeline McIntosh, CEO of Penguin Random House USA, the nation’s largest trade publisher; Kurt Andersen, bestselling author and host of Studio 360; TJ Stiles, winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction and Pulitzer Prizes in both History and Biography; and Alexander Chee, an award-winning novelist, essayist, contributing editor to The New Republic and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.

Priority will be given to those who register in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.

Open to the general public, admission is free.

The third installment of the series focusing on film and television writing will take place on January 23, 2019.

Watch Who Owns the Word? Part One: Journalism HERE.


From Manuscript to Marketplace

A Discussion Series presented by the Authors Guild Foundation

Multiple Dates and Locations>>

Registration (required): Please register HERE

Join the Authors Guild Foundation and fellow writers for this exciting literary series in New York! Authors and members of their publishing teams will discuss the process of creating and publishing their books, revealing how their manuscripts made it to the marketplace. This fall, we are hosting the first three of these events, each focusing on a different book: Naima Coster’s Halsey Street, Rumaan Alam’s That Kind of Mother, and Uzodinma Iweala’s Speak No Evil. The authors of the books and industry professionals who worked on them will candidly share their experiences regarding publicity, social media, working with agents and editors, and more. The panel discussions will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. All are encouraged to attend, especially new authors looking to learn more about the business of writing.

From Manuscript to Marketplace is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Business Bootcamps for Writers

Multiple Dates and Locations>>

Registration (required)

Join the Authors Guild Foundation and publishing professionals from Penguin Random House for a FREE workshop for authors about the business of writing!

Writing is only part of the picture when it comes to being an author. Now that you have a manuscript, you want to get it published and have as many people as you can read and buy it. For many writers, no matter how hard it is to write a book, the following stage seems more daunting, even for mid-career authors. But if you want to keep writing, you need to figure out how to publish and market your books—all while making sure you protect your rights—and that’s where we come in.

With support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Penguin Random House, the Authors Guild Foundation has designed educational bootcamps to help writers around the country navigate the business side of writing. Traveling to six cities across America, our education team will join local authors and literary organization representatives to host daylong, in-person workshops for early-to-mid-career writers from diverse backgrounds especially those who may not have the means for, or access to, other educational programs.

Throughout the year, we offer an array of seminars, panels, social gatherings and events for authors to keep you 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.

To see recordings of our past webinars and panels,

visit our Webinar Archive.

 


Who Owns the Word? The Future of Authorship in Publishing

December 10, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Auditorium
New York Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Registration (required): Register here.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo moderates this Authors Guild public forum in partnership with the NYPL

Who Owns the Word?” is a three-part series that explores the impact declining wages for full-time book authors, journalists and television and screenwriters and concerns about content ownership, copyright laws, censorship and quality control have on the future of American culture and intellectual discourse.  What is the future for the writing profession and why does it matter? After covering the journalism industry in November, the series continues with a focus on publishing—examining the challenges that book authors face in the wake of intense competition, self-publishing, decline in the number of authors receiving advances, lower royalties due to e-books and the blockbuster mentality. Authors Guild Vice President and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo moderates the panel, which includes Madeline McIntosh, CEO of Penguin Random House USA, the nation’s largest trade publisher; Kurt Andersen, bestselling author and host of Studio 360; TJ Stiles, winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction and Pulitzer Prizes in both History and Biography; and Alexander Chee, an award-winning novelist, essayist, contributing editor to The New Republic and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.

Priority will be given to those who register in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.

Open to the general public, admission is free.

The third installment of the series focusing on film and television writing will take place on January 23, 2019.

Watch Who Owns the Word? Part One: Journalism HERE.


From Manuscript to Marketplace

A Discussion Series presented by the Authors Guild Foundation

Multiple Dates and Locations>>

Registration (required): Please register HERE

Join the Authors Guild Foundation and fellow writers for this exciting literary series in New York! Authors and members of their publishing teams will discuss the process of creating and publishing their books, revealing how their manuscripts made it to the marketplace. This fall, we are hosting the first three of these events, each focusing on a different book: Naima Coster’s Halsey Street, Rumaan Alam’s That Kind of Mother, and Uzodinma Iweala’s Speak No Evil. The authors of the books and industry professionals who worked on them will candidly share their experiences regarding publicity, social media, working with agents and editors, and more. The panel discussions will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. All are encouraged to attend, especially new authors looking to learn more about the business of writing.

From Manuscript to Marketplace is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Business Bootcamps for Writers

Multiple Dates and Locations>>

Registration (required)

Join the Authors Guild Foundation and publishing professionals from Penguin Random House for a FREE workshop for authors about the business of writing!

Writing is only part of the picture when it comes to being an author. Now that you have a manuscript, you want to get it published and have as many people as you can read and buy it. For many writers, no matter how hard it is to write a book, the following stage seems more daunting, even for mid-career authors. But if you want to keep writing, you need to figure out how to publish and market your books—all while making sure you protect your rights—and that’s where we come in.

With support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Penguin Random House, the Authors Guild Foundation has designed educational bootcamps to help writers around the country navigate the business side of writing. Traveling to six cities across America, our education team will join local authors and literary organization representatives to host daylong, in-person workshops for early-to-mid-career writers from diverse backgrounds especially those who may not have the means for, or access to, other educational programs.

 

 

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