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Everything You Need to Know about Publishing

What are the differences between Big 5, academic, small press, and self-publishers? Who needs an agent and how do you get one? How are the markets for novels, story collections, memoirs, and poetry unique? And how do you know which path to get published is right for you?

Join book publishing expert Brandi Larsen and Erin Hosier of Dunow Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency as they provide an overview of how publishing works, what happens behind the scenes, how a book gets made, and what you can do to define and achieve your goal. 



Erin Hosier has 20 years' experience as a literary agent and has been with Dunow Carlson & Lerner in NYC since 2007. She specializes in selling narrative nonfiction and select literary and upmarket fiction for adults. She is the author of the memoir DON'T LET ME DOWN (Atria, 2019), and co-author of Patty Schemel's HIT SO HARD (Da Capo, 2017). She is the co-creator of the podcast Tell Me About Your Father, and is a consultant for writers and non-writers looking for self-publishing alternatives. 

Brandi Larsen
is a writer, speaker, and coach building a more inclusive publishing landscape. Her work at Penguin Random House helped create NYT bestsellers and her journalism pieces earned Emmy nominations. Her talks about publishing, leadership, and grief inspire audiences from Zoom to Harvard. She serves as the board president for Literary Cleveland and writes books and essays. Uncultured is forthcoming from St. Martin's.

Details: Everything You Need to Know about Publishing takes place Thursday, January 27 from 7-9pm remotely online via Zoom. 

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