Authors and Agents: The Process of Publishing Your Book
Please join us on Thursday, September 24th, 6:00 p.m., at the Algonquin Club for this event cosponsored by YaleBoston, YaleWomen Boston, the Boston Yale Entrepreneur's Breakfast, and the Yale School of Management alumni.
- Do you want to become a thought leader?
- Would you like to learn more about the publishing process?
- Learn how publishing can help you create your own brand!
Two Yale authors and one of Boston’s leading literary agents will discuss the process of having your book published. They will talk about whether and how to use an agent, traditional versus self-publishing, and differences between fiction and non-fiction book publishing.
Our authors both belonged to the YaleWomen Boston writing group. Join us to celebrate their successes and learn from their experiences.
Tracy Carlson, Yale Class of 1976
Tracy Carlson, author of What Great Brands Know: Unleash Your Right-Brain Genius to Stand Out and Make Customers Care, is a seasoned marketing strategist, speaker, and advisor who helps companies develop brands that inspire loyalty and delight. Tracy’s non-traditional background combines equal parts Wharton MBA and unrepentant Yale humanities geek.
Elaine Dimopoulos, Yale Class of 2000
Elaine Dimopoulos is the author of MATERIAL GIRLS, a young adult novel published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A graduate of Yale, Columbia, and Simmons College, where she earned an M.F.A. in writing for children, Elaine currently teaches at Boston University and Grub Street. While writing MATERIAL GIRLS, she served as the Associates of the Boston Public Library's Children's Writer-in-Residence.
Lorin Rees, Agent, Rees Literary Agency
Lorin Rees has represented the critically acclaimed story collection YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE (Amy Einhorn Books) by Siobhan Fallon, THE MAURAUDERS (Crown) by Tom Cooper, BLACK RIVER (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by S.M. Hules, THE END OF BIG (St. Martin’s) by Nicco Mele, WHO: SOLVE YOUR # 1 PROBLEM (Ballantine) by Geoff Smart and Randy Street, and I BELIEVE IN ZERO (St. Martin’s) by Caryl Stern, President & CEO of Unicef, USA.
Kate Hardin, YaleWomen Boston writing group leader, will moderate the panel.
We allow late registrations and walk-ins in an attempt to accommodate everyone. However, the Algonquin Club needs a final head count one week in advance. Please e-mail Lisa Goldman at [email protected] by September 17th if you plan to register after that date. We need the most accurate possible head count to ensure sufficient food for everyone.
If you are a Yale-affiliated woman and you would like to join YaleWomen Boston (YWB), you can email Lisa Goldman and ask her to add you to the YWB email list.
Date: Thursday, September 24th
Time: 6:00 p.m. registration, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m. panel discussion
Location: Algonquin Club, 217 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston (map)
Cost: $20 in advance includes tax and tip. Preregistration ends Tuesday, September 22th. After that date, please pay $25 cash at the door. Due to space limitations, please email Lisa Goldman at [email protected] if you would like to attend and you do not belong to YaleWomen Boston.
Transportation and parking information:
From Boston: Take any green line train to Copley Square. The Algonquin Club is on the north side of Commonwealth Avenue between Exeter and Fairfield Streets. It usually has flags out front.
From Cambridge: Take the red line to Park Street station and then take the green line as described above.
Parking: The Algonquin Club offers valet parking at $24 per car. You pay at the event. To use it, you simply stop your car in front of the club and say you want to valet park. They can only valet park 20 cars.
You also can park in any metered space. Please note that meters may go until 8:00 p.m. and ticketing happens frequently. At some spaces in the Back Bay, you must pay at multi-space meters. Please look for them rather than assuming that spaces do not have meters.
Should on-street parking prove scarce, the Prudential parking garage entrance sits on Exeter Street between Boylston Street and Huntington Avenue. It costs $12.00 with validation from the Prudential Center if you enter after 5:00 p.m.
You can also park in the Copley Place garage. As you drive east down Huntington Avenue towards the Boston Garden, the Copley Place entrance is on your right near Exeter Street. After 5:30 p.m., costs $12 with validation from Copley Place
217 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116
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