Whitney Leopard

Whitney Leopard is the senior editor at Random House Graphic. She has been editing comics for nearly a decade with notable titles like Lumberjanes, Adventure Time, and R.L. Stine’s Just …


Law and Authors: Jacqueline Lipton in Conversation with Jane Friedman

Jacqueline Lipton, law professor, consultant, and literary agent, discusses her accessible, reader-friendly handbook for authors, agents, and editors in navigating the legal landscape of the contemporary publishing industry, in conversation …

March 14, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM

The Write Start: Moseley Speed Critiques

Submit your first one hundred words of an original, unpublished manuscript for a speed critique by members of the Moseley Writers Group, all of whom are published in a number …

March 13, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM

Audiobook Publishing 101 for Authors

Hear audiobook narrators and producers Andi Arndt, Ron Butler, Paul Heitsch, and Karen White present an overview of the range of audiobook publishing options available to authors in the current …

March 14, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM

Agents Roundtable

Literary agents discuss authors and genres they represent, work they seek, and take questions from attendees about any part of the process. April Eberhardt (April Eberhardt Literary), Cherise Fisher (Wendy …

March 14, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM

I See Myself: Diversity in Children’s Literature

Angela Dominguez (Stella Díaz Dreams Big), Vashti Harrison (Little Dreamers), and Dub Leffler (Once There Was a Boy) discuss the importance of diversity in children’s literature and how their past and current projects embrace inclusive storytelling, from stories that highlight Mexican-American childhood and include Spanish vocabulary, to books that celebrate Black leaders and engage with Indigenous Australian identity and history.

March 25, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM

Editing and Publishing: Tips and Information You Can Use Right Now

Join editor and author Kris Spisak (The Novel Editing Workbook: 105 Tricks & Tips For Revising Your Fiction Manuscript) and publisher Anne Trubek (So You Want to Publish a Book?) …

March 13, 2021 | 2PM – 2:45PM

Michele Cobb

Michele Cobb is a partner at Forte Business Consulting, which provides business development services for the publishing industry, and she is publisher of both AudioFile Magazine and MMB Media.


Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman has twenty years of experience in the publishing industry. She’s the editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W …


Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy, a columnist for PopMatters, has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, The Good Men Project, Memoir, and others. His chapbook, The Blackened Blues, is …


April Eberhardt

April Eberhardt joined the literary world after twenty-five years as a corporate strategist and management consultant. She advises and assists authors worldwide as they choose the best path to publication. …


Ron Butler

Ron Butler is an LA-based performer with over a hundred television, film, and stage credits, as well as close to two hundred audiobooks. He has been nominated for seven Audie …

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