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If you've ever wanted to publish a book, an upcoming conference hopes to help you move from concept to print. Writers & Books' upcoming Ladder Literary Conference will focus on four rungs of the publishing ladder: writing, editing, connecting, and publishing.

Our guests help us preview the conference and answer your questions. Our guests:

  • Kyle Semmel, executive director of Writers & Books
  • Tokeya Graham, writer, and professor of English and philosophy at Monroe Community College
  • Mark Costello, attorney in entertainment law with Boylan Code LLP
  • Amy Bishop, literary agent with Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Connections: Read Local

Sep 23, 2016

Like the local food movement, Read Local is a program that seeks to get readers to enjoy books grown right in their own back yard. It is a book club and event series, highlighting books published by publishing houses based right here in Rochester. The idea is to read the book, meet the author, and support local businesses along the way. 

We meet author Josefine Klougart, and we discuss a range of issues, including translations and foreign books, the health of publishing, and more. Our guests:

Connections: Writing and the Book Industry

Nov 17, 2014

We spend this hour talking about writing. We have published authors and a marketer to discuss the burning questions that you may have about the book industry: What gets published? What sells? What doesn’t? What are publishers looking for? Do I write for myself, or do I write for others? How do I start? Our panel tackles these questions and others:

Do you have an idea for a book you’d like to write, but don’t think it can be published? You can self-publish a book, and it’s not hard at all. As part of our new “How Do You Do That?” series on “Connections”, Evan Dawson talks with Nina Alvarez of Dream Your Book Literary Services about how you can self-publish your first (or next) book.

How Independent Publishers Survive in the Digital Age

Hélène Biandudi talks with Peter Connors, BOA Edition LTD publisher, about publishing "The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010"; how focusing on a niche market has allowed BOA to flourish; and how publishers can embrace e-books.