Watch these interviews with faculty members
from the 2011 and 2012 Agents Conferences
(Videos provided by Author Solutions)
Agents and Self-Publishing
Industry veteran Alan Rinzler talks about how a platform and quality work are required for a self-published authors to secure an agent.(WLT 2011)
Researching True Crime
Author of Wages of Sin, Spencer shares her insight about researching true crime novels. (WLT 2011)
Finding an Agent
Previous Executive Director of The Writers' League, offers an overview of how to find an agent, why it's important to focus on the genre you're in, and on using all the resources available to find an agent best suited for your manuscript.(WLT 2011)
Connecting with Young Readers
YA author and current Program Director at the Writers' League, Ziegler explains how she stays connected with her readers.(WLT 2011)
Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
As a Texas YA author, Anderson discusses where she gets her inspiration and how her writing interacts with her personal experiences. (WLT 2011)
The Changing Role of the Agent
Sub Rights Director and an agent at Nancy Coffey Literary Agency, Ortiz shares her thoughts on how the roles of publishers and agent are changing for both authors and readers in the digital age. (WLT 2011)
Make it Unique
A successful indie author, Frater understands that no matter what story you are trying to tell, the strength of your book depends on the way in which you tell it. (WLT 2011)
Making Money as an Author
CEO and media expert Thomas Umstattd discusses how non-fiction authors can increase their income by branding themselves and converting books into speaking engagement. (WLT 2011)
The Importance of Website Interactivity
Do you want to use social media to get some attention from traditional media to build the market for your book? Marketing guru Rusty Shelton has some tips for you to build your fan base and your sales. (WLT 2011)
Can an Author be Successful with Self Publishing?
Literary agent David Patterson explains how self-published authors can be successful by following some simple steps. (WLT 2011)
General Advice for Those Seeking an Agent
Literary agent David Patterson gives general advice for those seeking a literary agent.(WLT 2011)
Are Conventions Helpful to Authors?
Author David Wilkinson answers the question 'Are conventions helpful to authors? (WLT 2011)
Do You Have a Writing Routine?
Author David Wilkinson discusses writing routines. (WLT 2011)
Advice for New Authors
Wilkinson's tips for those curious about being an Author. (WLT 2011)
Challenges of Writing Mid Grade and YA Fiction
Hoover addresses some obstacles unique to the genre.(WLT 2011)
Switching Careers to be an Author
The scary step to professional authorhood might be calmed with Hoover's guidance. (WLT 2012)
Self-Published Novel Picked up by Traditional Publisher
The exciting but intimidating step when a self-published book gains interest to a large publishing house. (WLT 2012)
What is the Correct Timing for a Successful PR Campaign?
Flatt's tactical advice on marketing your book.(WLT 2011)
Are Contests Helpful for Your Book?
Are you considering entering a writing contest? Author Cindy Jones describes why it was so valuable for her to enter the contest at the annual Writer's League of Texas conference.(WLT 2011)
Author Cindy Jones describes her approach to marketing her novel. Marketing fiction can sometimes feel harder than marketing other books. You'll love the ideas Cindy shares, and it will surely inspire you to find creative ways to do your own marketing.(WLT 2011) (WLT 2011)
How Have Your Interests as an Agent Changed?
Rosenkrantz explains the gradual evolution of what exactly agents should do. (WLT 2012 )
How Does A Writer Know Where To Begin A Story?
Yansky's tips on starting off your work.(WLT 2012 )
How Can a Publicist Help?
Barko explains the specific jobs of the ambiguous profession and how it can help you. (WLT 2012 )
Is It Important For YA Authors To Provide Teacher Resources?
Lopez helps answer a commonly asked question to YA Authors. (WLT 2012 )
How Can Writers Create Income While Building Writing Credibility?
One of the practical questions of authorhood is answered in Koen's video. (WLT 2012 )
How To Deliver Rich Believable Characters
Lindsey's writing tips on a topic that transcends genre. (WLT 2012 )
Working with a Developmental Editor
A business video dedicated to explaining the relationship between an editor and author while the manuscript is still being completed. (WLT 2012 )