TRAINING COURSE

Call your Agent: How to Become a Successful Literary Agent

This event is curated by BolognaBookPlus

A half-day training conference aimed at those who are thinking of a career in literary representation or are in the early stages of working in this area.

 

WHEN

MEDIUM

IN-PERSON Event

Duration

5 hours

Language

English

Are you interested in participating in this event?


  • The IN-PERSON Training Course “Call your Agent: How to Become a Successful Literary Agent” will be held at the trade show during BCBF2023.
     
  • As well as a place at the conference, the participation fee also includes a general entrance ticket for 1 day at the book fair.
     
  • Starting from mid-February you will receive via email a unique code which you will need in order to obtain your ticket entrance to the Fair. You will be able to access the Visitors’ Reserved Area on the BCBF website, register – or if you are already registered, login – and go to the TICKET ONLINE section to download your entrance ticket to the book fair.
     
  • The unique code you have received by email will be stored in your reserved section of Open Up, ready for use.
     
  • A few days before the event, you will receive an e-mail inviting you to go to your Open Up Reserved Area and download the ticket for the event. You can either print out your ticket or store it on your device to show at the event reception desk.

LIVE Training Workshop

50.00 €

+ taxes if applicable


Event description

This is a new half -day training event that will provide invaluable information on all that being a literary agent entails. It presumes no prior knowledge and goes through the essentials step-by-step. It is ideal for those who wish to start a career, or set up an agency in this sphere.

 


Curated by BBPlus

AGENDA

Chair:    Jamie Hodder Williams

10:00   Introduction Jamie Hodder Williams

10:05   Keynote: Loyd Grossman, Historian and Author

10:15   The publishing ecosystem

  • Understanding how publishing works, Seonaid MacleodHachette

10:45   The role of the literary agent, Maria Cardona SerraAevitas Creative

  • Qualifications, skills and experience
  • How a literary agent differs from a publisher or rights professional
  • Why a writers need literary agents
  • Editing/ shaping original work

11:10  Scoutstheir place and role, Ros Ramsay, Scout

11:30  Break

11:40  In Conversation: making the relationships work, from an agent’s perspective

  • Luigi BonomiLBA Agency with Richard CharkinMensch Publishing

12:10   Panel Discussion: Around the world with - or without - Agents

  • Chair Jamie Hodder-WilliamsLora FountainLora Fountain Agency, France; Beretta Mazzotta, Agenzia Editoriale, Italy; Urpu Strellman, Helsinki Literary Agency, Finland; Sorche Fairbank, Fairbank Literary Agency, USA.   

12:50 End

Speakers


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  • Starting from mid-February you will receive via email a unique code which you will need in order to obtain your ticket entrance to the Fair. You will be able to access the Visitors’ Reserved Area on the BCBF website, register – or if you are already registered, login – and go to the TICKET ONLINE section to download your entrance ticket to the book fair.
  • The unique code you have received by email will be stored in your reserved section of Open Up, ready for use.
  • A few days before the event, you will receive an e-mail inviting you to go to your Open Up Reserved Area and download the ticket for the event. You can either print out your ticket or store it on your device to show at the event reception desk.
  • If you have problems or need assistance during purchase or recovery tickets entrance, please contact: openup.bcbf@art4.it
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From December 24 to January 2, the helpdesk service may be delayed.

Participants will receive an Attendance Certificate. The Certificate will be available 7 days after the event, and can be downloaded from the BCBF Visitors Reserved Area on the “My purchases” page.

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