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Mitch Horowitz: The Right Way To Get Published

Mitch Horowitz: The Right Way To Get Published
Mon, 06/25/2012 - 10:00am
Visiting Professionals Series
Plainfield, VT

A special presentation with Mitch Horowitz, vice-president and editor in chief of Tarcher/Penguin Books. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Even in these times of rapid technological change, every writer faces the same basic challenge: how to get your work to market with integrity and durability. In this lively and frank discussion, Mitch Horowitz – an editor of more than twenty years at New York publishing houses, a published author, and a current executive at Penguin – discusses the vital (and often surprising) issues confronting every new and veteran author in the publishing process. His topics include:

  • Maintaining high standards in your work, artistically and commercially.
  • Finding the right kind of agent, from an ethical and business perspective. 
  • Forging a positive relationship with your editor and others in the publishing process.
  • The best ways to spend your energies in promoting your book.
  • The importance of title, focus, and clarity in putting your work before the public. 
  • Why you don’t have to sit up all night worrying about blogging, tweeting, posting, eBooks, and the dreaded word: platform.


Mitch Horowitz is vice-president and editor-in-chief at Tarcher/Penguin, the division of Penguin books dedicated to metaphysical literature. He is the author of Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation (Bantam), which received the 2010 PEN Oakland/ Josephine Miles Award for literary excellence. At Tarcher/Penguin, Horowitz has published writers and artists including David Lynch, Jacob Needleman, Whitley Strieber, Jacques Vallee, and Goddard’s Paul Selig. He has written on alternative spiritual topics for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post,, and BoingBoing, and has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, The History Channel, and NPR’s All Things Considered, among other national media. Horowitz is currently writing a history of the positive-thinking movement, forthcoming from Crown. He and his wife raise two young sons in New York City. Visit him online at: