Publishing & Technology: Wherever You Go…There You Are
Brian Tibbetts is a literary agent with MacGregor Literary. Every Wednesday, Brian posts about trends in the publishing industry and developments in technology that impact the industry. You can find him on Twitter @BRIANRTIBBETTS
This week in Publishing & Technology we’ll be taking a break from talking about either publishing or technology (I know it’s my first post since the new website and blog went live). Instead I’ll go through the rundown of the conferences I’ll be attending this year and in what capacity.
January 30th – Write to Publish at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. I’ll be sitting on a panel with another agent and two lawyers discussing intellectual property rights, trademark, copyright issues, and how they impact the publishing process. http://ooligan.pdx.edu/writetopublish/
April 16th – Terroir Creative Writing Festival at Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville, Oregon. I’ll be giving a one-hour class on finding and working with an agent and freelance editors, and the publishing process in general. http://terroircreativewritingfestival.com/
May 11th-13th – Book Expo America in New York. I’ll be attending in my capacity as our foreign and subsidiary rights agent. http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/
July 28th-31st – Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association Conference at the Doubletree in Seatac, Washington. I’ll be listening to pitches and participating in panels, workshops, etc.
August 12th-14th – Willamette Writers Conference at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel here in Portland, Oregon. I’ll be listening to pitches and participating in panels, workshops, etc. http://willamettewriters.org/wwcon/
October 19th-23rd – Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. I’ll be attending in my capacity as our foreign and subsidiary rights agent. http://www.buchmesse.de/en/fbf/
November 5th – Wordstock at the Portland Art Museum here in Portland, Oregon. Participation level TBD at this point. http://www.literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock/
That’s all we know about for now. I’ll keep the blog posted if something big develops. I hope to see you out there somewhere. In the interim, keep writing!