Saturday, May 20, 2023 CIPA Meeting Program 9-11am MDT
Register by Friday, May 19th @ 4 pm!!
FREE for CIPA Members
$25 for Nonmembers
Whatever you’ve written as an author, if you hope to publish your work, you’ll need to explore the different options available to you to share your intellectual property with your audience. At CIPA, we educate our members on publishing traditionally by directly soliciting publishers or via a literary agent, paying to have your work published with a “hybrid” publisher or publishing independently with a team of professionals who you recruit like a general contractor. Our May monthly meeting will focus on working with a literary agent to pitch your book to targeted traditional publishers and how that whole experience plays out as Terrie Wolf, Literary Agent and Rights Manager for Book, Film, Foreign & Media, with AKA Literary Management LLC shares The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Working with a Literary Agent.
Terrie will discuss the “Good” such as that which “woos” authors like access to publishers or producers who don’t accept unsolicited work, experienced “pitching” and representation of your work to acquisition managers, publishers, producers, etc., guidance on contracts and contract negotiation for higher advances or royalties, as well as guidance on navigating interest and offers. She will also touch on the “Bad” to include exclusivity, terms of engagement, fees, expenses and time to publication while mentioning the “Ugly” like percentage of income for the life of the title and ancillary products in perpetuity. Terrie will share all that’s involved in working with an agent, why you might want one as well as why you might not need one to be followed by plenty of Q&A time. CIPA is proud to say that Terrie Wolf once served on CIPA’s Board of Directors, so she well understands the interests and needs of our members.
About Terrie –
Dedicated to passionate and effective representation of authors at all stages of the writing journey including debut authors and bestselling authors alike, AKA Literary Management maintains a strong presence in traditional publishing and globally focused subsidiary rights opportunities.
After nearly two decades of interaction with authors, musicians, and dignitaries in the arenas of publishing, international media, and large-scale events, Terrie founded AKA (Also Known As) Literary Management (AKALM) in 2009. As a full member of the Association of American Literary Agents (AALA), she received the Agent of the Year Award in 2021 from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), was named a “Top 20 of 2020 Agent” by Writer’s Digest magazine and has sold rights in over forty countries and thirty languages.
Terrie is a member of Cambridge University Alumni Association, Ringling Bros. Blue Unit, International Publishers Association, and several writing organizations. She has served as a board member for the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), Colorado AIDS Project, Project Angel Heart, Colorado Cattlewomen, and Colorado Youth Rodeo Association.
Terrie’s perfect book is one that positively intrigues, enthralls, and impacts readers, regardless of genre. In Adult Fiction, Terrie likes stories well-suited for book club reading filled with memorable characters, universal themes, and discussion-worthy concepts.
In fiction, she represents an eclectic list that spans crime (mystery, suspense, and thriller), historical, inspirational and women’s fiction.
In nonfiction, Terrie seeks works that will shine long after release, and feature an internal message of obtainable and relatable inspiration for readers across the globe, no matter the subject.
For children’s works, Terrie adores fun, non-confrontational, read-it-again works of fiction and nonfiction for our youngest readers, where words seem to dance effortlessly with featured illustrations. For middle grade, Terrie is on the lookout for capers and mysteries, adventure, and socially conscious works that encourage curious minds. Terrie’s favorite stories for older MG and YA involve compassionate significance, self-realization, authentic honesty, and the occasional mystery.
When not reading, Terrie spends countless hours baiting hooks for her son, a pro fisherman, and at her family’s ranch near Steamboat Springs, CO. She and her husband are avid supporters of ranch rodeo and youth rodeo, and the kettle is always hot because any time is a good time for tea.
You must be registered by Friday, May 19th at 4 pm to receive the Zoom meeting details.
This is a LIVE presentation that will be recorded. You must register to receive the replay link.
Zoom details will be sent via email on Friday, May 19th at 5 pm and again on Saturday, May 20th at 8 am.