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Friday, April 5 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
3J: A Nice Problem to Have: A Guide to Publishers and How to Compare Them FULL
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While it sometimes seems that the goal is to be chosen BY a publisher, the truth is that many writers will at some point find themselves in the position of choosing between publishers.

This could be because you are determining to which smaller publishers you'll submit, or because your work has interested more than one of the larger houses. You'll likely have an agent at that point who will help guide you but the final decision is always yours and so it is important to understand the differences between the various imprints and editors, what to look for in a meeting, and how to gauge the long term prospects for your book at a house. The financial terms are a significant factor, but sometimes the largest offer is not the best option.

This session will survey the publishing landscape and discuss how to navigate these exciting but nonetheless difficult decisions.

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Jonah Straus

Literary Agent, Straus Literary
Jonah Straus is founder of Straus Literary, a boutique literary agency based in San Francisco with an office in New York. He specializes in literary fiction, journalism, history, narrative nonfiction, and the culinary arts.Jonah got his start in publishing in the warehouse of Atrium... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Newbury Room - 4th Floor