Need Help Getting Your Book Published?

Georgetown Library

Need Help Getting Your Book Published?

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 2 p.m.

Need Help Getting Your Book Published?  
This panel discussion will explore new and traditional services available to writers seeking to get published.  

With the growth of self-publishing, many new services have emerged to help writers become published authors, even via traditional publishing houses. These services include the good, the bad and the ugly - this panel will discuss how to navigate those services while protecting your interests.

Hear from a literary agent and lawyer, learn from two successfully published authors who also provide publishing services and coaching.
 
Panelists:

John Mason
John D. Mason of Copyright Counselors, LLC is an art, entertainment and intellectual property attorney, and literary agent based in the D.C./Maryland area. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark transactional matters, litigation, publishing and media issues, contracts and commercial matters. He works with writers, artists, filmmakers and people and companies in creative industries to protect, promote and exploit their work. In addition to his law practice, Mason is adjunct faculty teaching Entertainment Law at UDC Law School and previously taught Art and the Law at George Mason University. Mason has served as Board President of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and past Advisory Board member of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington.

Michelle Brafman
Brafman's debut novel Washing the Dead (2015) and collection of linked short stories Bertrand Court (2016) were published by Prospect Park Books. She has spoken about both books at more than 160 venues, including book stores, classrooms, synagogues, and myriad book groups across the country. In addition to my writing her own pieces, Brafman helps others find and tune their narrative voices. She teaches creative writing at The Johns Hopkins MA in Writing Program and smaller workshops throughout the Washington, D.C. area and is a participating author with the PEN/Faulkner Writer in Schools program. In 2003, Brafman founded Yeah Write, a writing coaching business, and  launched a college essay writing workshop last summer.

ND Jones
Jones is the founder of Kuumba Publishing, an art, audiobook, eBook and paperback company. Kuumba Publishing is a forum for creativity, with a special commitment to promoting and encouraging creative works of authors and artists of African descent. Her teenage daughter created the image design for Kuumba Publishing, while her son has written a role playing game original character bio for a new paranormal romance series--making Kuumba Publishing a true family affair. A desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional African American characters as soul mates, friends and lovers, inspired the author to take on the challenge of penning such romantic reads. She is the author of two paranormal romance series: Winged Warriors and Death and Destiny. She's also embarked on a science fiction romance series, Forever Yours. Jones likes to read historical and paranormal romance novels, as well as comics and manga.

 

Add to Calendar 02-11-2019 14:00:00 02-11-2019 15:00:00 Need Help Getting Your Book Published? Need Help Getting Your Book Published?   This panel discussion will explore new and traditional services available to writers seeking to get published.   With the growth of self-publishing, many new services have emerged to help writers become published authors, even via traditional publishing houses. These services include the good, the bad and the ugly - this panel will discuss how to navigate those services while protecting your interests. Hear from a literary agent and lawyer, learn from two successfully published authors who also provide publishing services and coaching.   Panelists: John Mason John D. Mason of Copyright Counselors, LLC is an art, entertainment and intellectual property attorney, and literary agent based in the D.C./Maryland area. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark transactional matters, litigation, publishing and media issues, contracts and commercial matters. He works with writers, artists, filmmakers and people and companies in creative industries to protect, promote and exploit their work. In addition to his law practice, Mason is adjunct faculty teaching Entertainment Law at UDC Law School and previously taught Art and the Law at George Mason University. Mason has served as Board President of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and past Advisory Board member of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. Michelle Brafman Brafman's debut novel Washing the Dead (2015) and collection of linked short stories Bertrand Court (2016) were published by Prospect Park Books. She has spoken about both books at more than 160 venues, including book stores, classrooms, synagogues, and myriad book groups across the country. In addition to my writing her own pieces, Brafman helps others find and tune their narrative voices. She teaches creative writing at The Johns Hopkins MA in Writing Program and smaller workshops throughout the Washington, D.C. area and is a participating author with the PEN/Faulkner Writer in Schools program. In 2003, Brafman founded Yeah Write, a writing coaching business, and  launched a college essay writing workshop last summer. ND Jones Jones is the founder of Kuumba Publishing, an art, audiobook, eBook and paperback company. Kuumba Publishing is a forum for creativity, with a special commitment to promoting and encouraging creative works of authors and artists of African descent. Her teenage daughter created the image design for Kuumba Publishing, while her son has written a role playing game original character bio for a new paranormal romance series--making Kuumba Publishing a true family affair. A desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional African American characters as soul mates, friends and lovers, inspired the author to take on the challenge of penning such romantic reads. She is the author of two paranormal romance series: Winged Warriors and Death and Destiny. She's also embarked on a science fiction romance series, Forever Yours. Jones likes to read historical and paranormal romance novels, as well as comics and manga.   false DD/MM/YYYY