Next Meetup

Legal Matters: Publishing Contracts Demystified and Pitfalls to Avoid
No, I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on television, but I have negotiated dozens of contracts and even written a few of my own. I've also seen a number of contracts that other authors have been presented with, and I can alert you to pitfalls that you should be on the lookout for. This is a MUST attend event for anyone thinking of going the traditional route. But even self-published authors will get a better insight into the publishing world and that may help them decide if hybrid authorship a good route forth. NOTE: We will be in the first floor auditorium - not the second floor meeting room.

Arlington Central Library

1015 N Quincy St · Arlington, VA

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Public Group

The Washington DC Write to Publish Group is unlike most writers’ groups (which focus on critiquing each other’s work). Instead this group is dedicated to the "business side" of writing and works to educate authors (and would be authors) on what to expect when taking a finished manuscript and making it available for sale.

The group is currently run by Robin Sullivan, business manager of Michael J. Sullivan (bestselling author of 11 released books: The Riyria Revelations (6) , The Riyria Chronicles (3), Legends of the First Empire (1), and Hollow World). Michael also has 6 finished novels releasing soon: (Age of Swords (Summer 2017) The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter (Winter 2017), Age of War (Spring 2018), Age of Legends (Fall 2018), Age of Wonder (Spring 2019), Age of Empire (Fall of 2019)

Robin is a publishing veteran and has "done it all" when it comes to releasing books. Some highlights include:

• Obtaining 4 six-figure and one seven-figure contract

• 3 contracts with 2 of the big-five (Hachette Book Group & Penguin Random House)

• Self-publishing 7 of her husband's novels and selling more than 70,000 copies

• Releasing 2 books through small presses

• Running a small press which earned multiple authors six-figure paychecks

• Marketing Michael's books to exceed 1,00,000 English copies sold

• Negotiation one of the few "print only" deals since the rise of ebooks

• Negotiating audio deals with publishers, audio producers, and Audible Studios

• More than 60 foreign language translations

• Managing multiple agents

• Running two of the top-earning fiction Kickstarters (#3 globally & #8 in US generating more than $90,000 & $30,000 respectively)

• Writing articles for Writer's Digest, Digital Book World, and Publishing Perspectives

• Presenting Seminars for Writer's Digest and various Writer's Conferences

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