Wednesday, January 26th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. ET
Free for WMG members, $15 for non-members
We’re excited to welcome Alexandra Alter, publishing reporter for The New York Times, and Maris Kreizman, essayist, critic and host of The Maris Review on Lit Hub, for a far-ranging discussion on the seismic shifts in how we’re discovering, buying and consuming books and what the future holds for authors, publishers, retailers and readers.
Proceeds from this program will benefit the Women’s Media Group Educational Foundation.
Meet the speakers:
Alexandra Alter is a reporter for the New York Times, where she has covered the publishing industry and the literary world since 2014. Prior to joining the Times, she reported on arts and culture for The Wall Street Journal, and before that covered religion for The Miami Herald.
Maris Kreizman is the host of The Maris Review, a literary podcast from Lit Hub. An essayist and critic, her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Publishers Weekly, and more. She created Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog and book that celebrates the intersection of literature and pop culture. She was previously the Editorial Director of Book of the Month, the Editorial Director of digital content at B&N.com, a publishing outreach lead at Kickstarter, and an Editor at Free Press/S&S.
Tuesday, February 1st, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET
Free for WMG members, $10 for non-members
There are an estimated 56% more job openings in branded content versus traditional journalism. That's why we see an uptick in journalists and editors wondering how to break into this kind of content creation. And the truth is, branded content hiring managers would rather teach a journalist the basics of marketing than teach a marketer how to create compelling, editorial-like content (at least this hiring manager anyway). Another truth: creating content for brands can be fascinating and even fun—as either a gig or a career. In this session, we'll cover: How to find a job or writing opportunity; what the work entails; and where the industry is headed.
Proceeds from this program will benefit the Women’s Media Group Educational Foundation
Meet the speaker:
WMG member Diane di Costanzo is the VP/Editorial Director of the Foundry, the branded content division within Meredith Corporation. She has worked in branded content for 12 years, providing strategy, talent, and content for diverse brands. Additionally, she was a finalist in the 2020 Women in Content Marketing Awards as well as one of Folio’s Top Women in Media in 2019. Diane often speaks at conferences and workshops about content marketing.
Friday, March 18th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET
Free for WMG members and non-members
Novelist/poet/blogger Dale M. Kushner, and the marketing veteran she has worked with for eight years, WMG member Bridget Marmion, share the process, tasks, benefits and challenges of connecting a writer with readers today.
About the speakers:
WMG member Bridget Marmion spent over a decade in publishing (at FSG, Random House and Houghton Mifflin), working in editorial, publicity, sales, advertising, and marketing during her career (for both adult and children’s books). She launched her own marketing firm in 2012 www.bridgetmarmionbookmarketing.com.
Dale M. Kushner is a novelist, poet, essayist and blogger. Dale’s first novel, The Conditions of Love, was published by Grand Central, and her second novel, The Lie of Forgetting has just been completed. Dale’s first collection of poetry, M, is coming out in January from 3: A Taos Press. Dale's blog “Transcending the Past" is published monthly on the Psychology Today website.
Monday, March 28th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
Free for WMG members only
If you're involved in the media industry, you likely have routine encounters with legal issues - from the negotiation of all sorts of agreements (publishing, ghost writing, content licensing and distribution, app development, and many more), to issues relating to copyright and the First Amendment. During this 1 hour Zoom webinar, we'll discuss key issues in publishing agreements and important negotiation points, and will review significant court cases related to publishing, including cases about embedding, book scanning and fair use. There will be plenty of time reserved for questions, so don't be shy.
About the speaker:
WMG member and former Board Member Stacy Grossman runs a boutique law firm where she specializes in intellectual property, publishing and general business law. Prior to launching her firm, Stacy was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at News Corporation, where she handled intellectual property and related legal issues for HarperCollins, the New York Post and other media businesses.
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