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 Event Archive.


Marketing Strategies for Authors

Long-Term Marketing Strategies That Attract Readers, Sell Books, and Won’t Make You Miserable

May 22, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Registration (required)

A live webinar as part of our Business Bootcamps for Writers series.
MORE INFO>>


The Authors Guild at BookExpo and BookCon

The Authors Guild will be at BookExpo May 29–May 31, 2019, and at BookCon June 1–June 2, 2018, in New York City, please stop by our booth (#1246) or join us for our panels!
Members receive a 50% discount on registration.

MORE INFO>>


The Authors Guild Foundation Literary Journeys

We invite you to join the Authors Guild Foundation on one of our Literary Journeys. These once-in-a-lifetime, exclusive trips will introduce you to the people, history, and culture of each country. You will experience the country’s literary life through its writers, journalists, publishers, and booksellers.

Iceland: June 24 to 29, 2019

Scotland: September 21 to 28, 2019

MORE INFO>>


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.


Age of the Storyteller

A Free Online Marketing Course for Authors

Multiple Dates>>

Registration (required)

The Age of the Storyteller is an eight-session online course designed by Lisa Weinert that teaches writers how to market their work.

In eight modules, consisting of videos, resources and optional assignments, writers will learn how to navigate the various publishing options open to them based on their specific projects and goals, as well as practical tools and strategies to market and promote their work before, during and after the launch. Specific topics include:

  • The pros and cons of self-publishing, hybrid publishing and traditional publishing models
  • Establishing a platform in advance of publication or seeking a publisher
  • How to create a digital author brand
  • Using social media to build an audience and sell your book
  • Becoming an active literary citizen in person and online
  • The nuts and bolts of book publicity

MORE INFO>>


 

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 Event Archive.


Marketing Strategies for Authors

Long-Term Marketing Strategies That Attract Readers, Sell Books, and Won’t Make You Miserable

May 22, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Registration (required)

A live webinar as part of our Business Bootcamps for Writers series.
MORE INFO>>


The Authors Guild at BookExpo and BookCon

The Authors Guild will be at BookExpo May 29–May 31, 2019, and at BookCon June 1–June 2, 2018, in New York City, please stop by our booth (#1246) or join us for our panels!
Members receive a 50% discount on registration.

MORE INFO>>

 


The Authors Guild Foundation Literary Journeys

We invite you to join the Authors Guild Foundation on one of our Literary Journeys. These once-in-a-lifetime, exclusive trips will introduce you to the people, history, and culture of each country. You will experience the country’s literary life through its writers, journalists, publishers, and booksellers.

Iceland: June 24 to 29, 2019

Scotland: September 21 to 28, 2019

MORE INFO>>


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.


Age of the Storyteller

A Free Online Marketing Course for Authors

Multiple Dates>>

Registration (required)

The Age of the Storyteller is an eight-session online course designed by Lisa Weinert that teaches writers how to market their work.

In eight modules, consisting of videos, resources and optional assignments, writers will learn how to navigate the various publishing options open to them based on their specific projects and goals, as well as practical tools and strategies to market and promote their work before, during and after the launch. Specific topics include:

  • The pros and cons of self-publishing, hybrid publishing and traditional publishing models
  • Establishing a platform in advance of publication or seeking a publisher
  • How to create a digital author brand
  • Using social media to build an audience and sell your book
  • Becoming an active literary citizen in person and online
  • The nuts and bolts of book publicity

MORE INFO>>


 

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