13 2022

The Ins and Outs of Book Publishing with Literary Agent Irene Goodman

10:45AM - 11:45AM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201


Please note:  Vaccinations for all those eligible are required.  Masks optional but encouraged.

Book publishing is attractive to many, but few know much about it. How does an author sell a book? What happens once they do, and what can the author expect? This process has grown a mystique that is often misinformed. Guided by literary agent Irene Goodman, learn about how to break in, what traps to avoid, conferences and writers’ groups, subsidiary rights, how a publisher makes money, and self-publishing.

The Irene Goodman LIterary Agency and has been a leading member of the publishing community for over 40 years. She has sold over 1500 books and counting. Her clients are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Bookscan bestseller lists. Her list includes business, pop culture, health, food, Jewish interest, Francophilia, lifestyle, and upmarket fiction. She has spoken at dozens of writers conferences and keynoted at three.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $3 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.