The new year has begun and the schreiben & leben Team returns from its winter break – although it feels like the cold season has just commenced. Since hibernation is not an option for literary freelancers, we will assist you with offers for individual consulting starting in the latter half of the month.
The overarching theme in January are various publication strategies for freelancing authors, starting with the topic of finding an agency and publisher on January 18. Valentin Tritschler knows the literary industry from different perspectives. He publishes as a freelance author under the pseudonym Valentin Moritz and worked also as a literary agent until 2019. Thus, he knows what really matters when looking for the right agency or publishing house. (The consultation day with Valentin Tritschler is already fully booked!)
Still, questions concerning the right publication strategy are only one aspect of professional life. This can make it challenging to not lose sight of the most important thing – the actual writing. On January 26, Jordan Wegberg offers consultation on work organisation as well as project development and implementation. He can answer all questions in this context: from conceiving initial book ideas to manuscript preparation, finding a publisher or agency, working with editors, and public readings and book presentations. He has been working as a freelance lector and translator since 1994 and already published several novels.
As a way of bringing your own texts on the market, self-publishing is becoming increasingly important. The author and journalist Anja Schreiber has been a dedicated self-publisher since 2015. She shares her experience on the subject in numerous workshops and keynotes and through her work for the Selfpublisher-Verband. On January 28, Anja Schreiber will inform you about the opportunities of self-publishing.
Here is the overview again:
January 18: consultation day on agency and publisher search with Valentin Tritschler (fully booked)
January 26: consultation day on work organisation with Jordan Wegberg (only consultation via phone)
January 28: consultation day on selfpublishing with Anja Schreiber