TikTok (and Other Social Media) for Creatives

Whether you’re an author with a book to promote, or a writer seeking exposure as you navigate your journey, you may regard TikTok as a looming Gen Z storm cloud you can’t out-run. Luckily, it isn’t as dire as all that.  Join Romi Moondi as she shares her uncomfortable but ultimately useful experience with TikTok, […]

Special Event: Tips for Speed Pitching to Literary Agents

Nothing compares to the opportunity of doing a face-to-face pitch of your manuscript to a literary agent at a writing conference. While most writers are terrified of the pitching process, it's often the best experience an author can have in understanding not only how the publishing industry works but also the critical dynamics of the […]

From Acquisition to Publication: The Editor/Author Relationship

Ever wonder what it can look like to work with an editor at a traditional publishing company? Unsure what questions to ask to get a sense of who an editor is and how well you might work with them? Despite how much it can really shape the trajectory of a book, there doesn't seem to […]

Writing an Irresistible Nonfiction Book Proposal

Nonfiction is a massive, murky category in the publishing world. How do memoirs fit in? Or lifestyle and cookbooks? On top of navigating those waters, it can also be hard to know what's needed to write an irresistible nonfiction book proposal. What information do you need, and where do you start? Literary agent Dani Segelbaum […]

Your First Draft is Done ... Now What?

Your First Draft is Done ... Now What? from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. Congratulations! The first draft of your manuscript is finally done. A sense of self-satisfaction along with a well-deserved day of cloud floating should be the only thing on your to-do list as you proudly stare at that completed work for […]

The Importance of Branding for Creatives

The Importance of Branding for Creatives from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. Branding—what is it, exactly? Branding is more than crafting a logo. It's the unique way a creative presents themselves to the industry and, ultimately, sells their craft. Getting a handle on finding your own distinct definition as a creator comes with a […]

Rogue Books: Why Your Book May Be Missing the Mark with Agents and Editors

Rogue Books: Why Your Book May Be Missing the Mark with Agents and Editors from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. Have a great book but it’s not being picked up by editors or agents? Author and lit agent Stacey Graham from 3 Seas Literary Agency shares tips on where your book may have gone […]

One-on-One: L.M. Elliott

In Symposium's One-on-One Town Hall series, Pipeline executives sit down for in-depth and personal conversations with our friends in publishing, screenwriting, and filmmaking. For our next session, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman speaks with New York Times best-selling author L. M. Elliott to unpack the layered process involved in creating accurate and riveting historical fiction. This candid discussion dives into […]

Marketing for Indie Authors

Marketing for Indie Authors from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. You did it … you gritted your teeth and laid it on the line to self-publish your first book. Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back, have a glass of wine, and take a deep breath—because that was the easy part. The biggest question remains: […]

Idea Machine: Finding New Stories to Write

Idea Machine: Finding New Stories to Write from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. Hello ... It's me again—your blank-white screen staring back at you on page one, title "TBD." An empty space. Perfectly reflecting the amount of great ideas echoing inside your head right now. So, how do we change that? Maybe start here: […]

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