Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.

NEG | Seattle Area Member Meeting: When Your Client Wants Their Book Published

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

We see the questions pass through the Guild mailing list: my client wants to find an agent/know if this publishing company is legitimate/pay me based on royalties/etc. More and more, editors who work independently with writers are expected to help them prepare them for the next steps. This evening’s meeting will take a quick, unbiased, and unvarnished look at a modern writer’s publishing options, including “Big 5” traditional publishers, independent small and academic presses, self-publishing options (with or without the support of service companies), and “hybrid” and other emerging models. Where do literary agents fit in? How can we recognize scams and predators? And how can we, as editors, help our clients understand their own goals, strengths, and how to make a decision that’s best for them?

Beth Jusino has more than twenty years’ experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between manuscript and final book. A former literary agent and marketing director, she’s now a developmental editor, writer, and publishing consultant for both traditional and self-publishing authors. She’s the author of the award-winning The Author’s Guide to Marketing (Sharper Words Press) and the travel memoir Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago (Mountaineers Books). She’s also ghostwritten half a dozen additional books for major publishers, independent presses, and self-published authors, and has guided hundreds of writers to publication. Beth has been a member of the Northwest Editors Guild since 2010 and has taught at writers’ conferences, library writing workshops, bookstores, and literary events across the country.

Visit her online at or on Twitter/Instagram @bethjusino.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.
As always, member meetings are free and open to the public. A social half hour begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting officially begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.
For those who cannot attend, a recording of the meeting will be posted our YouTube channel about a week after the meeting, and will be visible to the public until the next meeting’s video is posted. Whenever possible, notes (visible to members only) will be posted to the website as well.