Author Appearances

Bill is a respected public speaker, writer and public radio commentator. As a former chair of the Vermont Arts Council, Vermont Library Commission, The Vermont Folklife Center, and current chair of the VT College of Fine Arts, long known for the excellence of its writing programs, he is an engaging speaker, always evolving his talks into conversations with his audiences.

Wednesday
Jan 29

Osher- Stowe The Commodores Inn, 823 South Main Street, Stowe

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cost: $7.00
Bill will lead a discussion with guests about WHAT HAS CHANGED IN OUR LIFE TIMES?

Bill Schubart, a Vermont author, speaks extensively on the arts, media and non-profit governance, and writes about Vermont infiction, humor, and opinion pieces. This will be an exploration together of what of significance has changed during our long lives and how is it important, how has it changed us and our communities. This lecture, sponsored by the Stowe Free Library, is free of charge, and is made possible by a grant from the Copley Fund.
Website: https://learn.uvm.edu/program/osher-life-long-learning/olli-statewide/lamoille_valley/
Address
The Commodores Inn
823 So. Main St
Stowe
VT 05461-9390
Contact
Osher - Stowe
bill@schubart.com
8023634574

Kellog Hubbard Library: Do you have a book in you? with Chris Nöel

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cost: free
Most authors focus rightly on their book. Knowing little about actual publishing, they may respond to any opportunity to publish regardless of cost or reputation of the publisher. Or, as is often the case, they find a printer, print the required minimum in offset and then are burdened with a large inventory of books and no means to get them into distribution. Once an author’s book is in final manuscript, their goal is to see it in print. Although few assume they will retire on proceeds from actual book sales, some naïve authors do! Many midlist authors (30-70,000 sales) rarely see significant proceeds in the form of royalties.

Publishing is a largely misunderstood continuum:

  • Manuscript conception and development

  • Critical readers and further development

  • Literary edit, Line edit, Copy edit

  • Indicia development (copyright, ISBN, acknowledgements, Library of Congress etc.)

  • Blurbs

  • Design

  • Understanding your intellectual property rights

  • Advance notice work and publication event

  • Offset or print on demand (POD)?

  • Media deployment: hard cover, trade paperback, large type, audiobook, e-book?

  • Sales channel scope and plan (direct -to consumer, direct to retail, consignment, returns). Sales rep?

  • Developing a sales “platform.”

  • Sales and marketing: in-store, library, book club, media events,

Website: https://www.kellogghubbard.org/adult-programs
Address
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main St
Montpelier
VT 05602
Contact
Michelle Singer
msinger@kellogghubbard.org

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Recent Speaking Engagements

VT Youth Orchestra Board
Lamoille Family Center
Co-operative Insurance Agents Annual Meeting
VT Bar Foundation – Keynote
VT School & Municipal Leadership Conference – keynote
NeighborWorks America NE Chapter Conference – keynote
Vertex Corporation, Co-wide Meeting (Corporate Culture)
Burlington Rotary (Tax Commission)
Elder Education (3- various)
2011 Hawthorne Society Guest speaker (democracy)
2011 VT “251” Club keynote (Vermont)
2009 Vermont Venture Network
2008 Graduation Speaker at Champlain College
2008 Guest Speaker Northwest Realtors Association
2007 Keynote Speaker Annual Meeting VT Business for Social Responsibility
2007 Keynote Speaker Creative Economy Conference
2007 Panelist: The Future of Vermont’s Economy Entrepreneurs versus Entitlements w P.J. O’Rourke and Amity Schlaes
2007 Speaker: Elements of Leadership: Leadership Champlain & StMichael’s College

Randolph Area Development Council
National Endowment for the Arts -panelist
The VT Interactive Television Conference – keynote
The National Association of Media Librarians – keynote
The Entertainment Promotion & Marketing Conference -speaker
The International Recorded Media Association – panelist
The Vermont Librarians Conference – speaker
Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation – keynote
The American Video Duplication Association – keynote
The Berkeley Graduate School of Business – guest lecturer
Book Expo (2) designed / lead two publisher workshops
The Northeast Museum Alliance – keynote
Vermont New Hampshire Direct Marketing Association – speaker
Vermont Human Resources Investment Council –keynote
Graduation Address – Champlain Valley Union High School

Prior Speaking Engagements

Author Contact 

If you are interested in having Bill Schubart speak at your event, complete the accompanying form for more details. Schubart's talks are designed to help other writer's become better authors through expanding their creative pallet, as well as, navigating the business of being an author.

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