Demystifying Publishing (Video)



You know you want to publish a book—but you're not sure how to take the first step, or even what the first step is. (“Write the manuscript,” obviously, right? Well, no, not always!) Agent DongWon Song (Howard Morhaim), nonfiction editor Rakia Clark (HMH), fiction editor Angeline Rodriguez (Orbit), and marketing director Meghan Deans (Ecco) open up the black box of publishing and walk you through the steps between “good idea” and “physical book you can sign.” Learn what to expect, what will be expected of you, what to watch out for, and how to prepare yourself to navigate the publishing world. Moderated by Jess Zimmerman. Conversation followed by audience Q&A. This event took place on Monday, March 15, 2021, as part of Electric Literature’s Spring Salon Series. After purchase, you will receive an email with a private link to stream the video as often as you like. Runtime is 1 hr 11 min.