This month, the Writer’s League of Texas will host the 18th annual Agents and Editors Conference. The event will run June 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency.
This year’s speaker will be editor Alan Rinzler:
Rinzler, who has worked for publishing heavyweights like Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and John Wiley & Sons, points out that the balance of power has shifted from publishers to authors, and that authors now have more freedom and control over their work. He says that with this freedom, however, comes more responsibility for authors to produce quality writing and to market their books.
“Book publishing is going through a period of instability and transition,” says Rinzler, who has edited works by Toni Morrison, Hunter S. Thompson, Robert Ludlum and Clive Cussler. “Traditional publishers are calling off all the old bets, experimenting, hoping for survival despite sinking sales and diminishing retail outlets.”
Registration will run through the event, and walk-ins are welcome. Early registration ends on June 10th. Early registration prices for general admission are $399 for WLT members and $459 for nonmembers. There is also a general admission with a YA A to Z track, as well as a YA A to Z only option. The registration fee covers admittance to all panels and lectures, a welcome reception with agents and editors, as well as networking opportunities. Be sure to sign up now! Registration is available online.
There are some opportunities available for interviews with WLT president Beth Sample, WLT interim executive director Sheila Allee, and keynote speaker Alan Rinzler. To schedule an interview, please contact Shelby Sledge at email@example.com, or 512-206-0229.
Additional hotel information:
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs