4PM – 6PM Wednesday 25 June 2014
American University of Paris. Combes Building, Room C12, at 6, Rue du Colonel Combes, 75007
* FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *Traditional publishing is changing as digital transforms the industry – what does this mean for you, the writer? The publishing world has changed and continues to change so quickly that everyone in the industry is having trouble keeping up. This poses a particular problem for authors, who even in the best of times are uncomfortable with business and technology. The old certainties about what being published means and what to expect from the different players are challenged every day, and authors struggle to find their footing. What should one expect from an agent? Is one better off self-publishing? How do books get into stores? In this time of great change, what should a writer know?
Join five experts from different areas of the publishing industry for their insights and tips on how to weigh your options:
Samantha Chang, author, director of Iowa Writers Workshop, 2014 PWW Writer-in-Residence.
Mark Kessler, literary agent, Susanna Lea Associates, Paris, New York, London.
Hannah Seidl, former literary events manager, WHSmith Paris.
Linda Fallon, head buyer, Shakespeare and Company.
Facilitated by Laurel Zuckerman, author, and editor of Paris Writers News.
Combes Building, Room C12, at 6, Rue du Colonel Combes, 75007
The Publishing Panel is free of charge and Open to the Public.