Navigating the Traditional Book Publishing Industry with Jaida Temperly
October 17, 2022
Curious about the process of getting your book traditionally published? Want to know more about the role of literary agents, book editors, and scouts? Wondering how a book evolves from a manuscript to a novel on the shelves?
Regardless of where you are in your writing process, this Ask me Anything style webinar with former literary agent, Jaida Temperly offers a behind-the-scenes look at the traditional book publishing process. Topics of discussion will include:
-The lifecycle of a book, from completed manuscript to published on the shelves
-An introduction to key industry players such as literary agents and book editors
-An overview of the agent querying process
-Pitching events with agents and editors
-The editorial timeline and process with your book editor
-Introduction to publishing subrights: film, audio, multimedia rights, etc.
-Common industry terminology
-Useful resources and how to use them
While every writer has their own unique journey to publication, this class aims to provide a broad overview of the industry to demystify the publication process, and address frequently asked questions and misconceptions.
The class will take place online over two (2-hour) sessions and is open to anyone who is interested in or curious about pursuing traditional publishing, regardless of whether they have a completed manuscript or not.
Jaida Temperly is a Berlin-based writer and editor with over 10 years of experience working in book publishing. As a former literary agent at a major New York agency, she had the pleasure of working with New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, as well as teaching writing courses at universities and writers’ conferences including SCBWI, Columbia University, Yale University, BinderCon, Horror Writers Association, Writer’s Digest, and others.