Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Announcing Our First Free Workshop

With all the turns and churns going on these days in the content business, and all the journalists now seeking new ways to get paid, interest in the specialty field of ghostwriting has been rapidly rising. But outside of the recent Roman Polanski film, most of the writers we hear from who are looking to diversify know relatively little about how this traditionally opaque sector works -- in particular, how to get started in it and how to succeed at it.

To help provide some clarity to the curious, and give working writers a better sense of whether ghosting is for them, our firm is teaming up with the American Society of Journalists and Authors to host a free introductory workshop with a panel of experts on May 24. Among the topics the discussion will cover: the state of today's ghostwriting market, the mechanics of ghostwriting a book, marketing your services, building and maintaining a client base, and contract and payment issues.

Leading the conversation will be:
  • Dan Gerstein, President of Gotham Ghostwriters
  • Ellen Neuborne, former USA Today reporter, ghostwriter of more than a dozen book projects, and creator of the online course "The Writer's Guide to Ghosting
May 24, 6-7:30 p.m.

NYU's Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
(at East 5th Street)


Anonymous said...

Are there any plans to archive this so it can be watched at a later date/time? (I no longer live in the Northeast.)

M.A. Dering said...

I would like to attend -- how do I register?