March 19 – Latoya Smith

The Publishing Process

An inside look at the acquisitions and editorial process from book submission to final book from a publishing professional. Learn what’s expected of you and how to become a successful writer.

 

Virginia Ellis Critique Workshop

Aspirin authors meet with published authors for a face-to-face critique of their partial manuscripts. Open to GRW members only.

latoyaLatoya C. Smith started her editorial career as an administrative assistant to New York Timesbestselling author, Teri Woods at Teri Woods Publishing. Latoya worked at TWP seasonally while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at Temple University. She graduated Cum Laude from Temple in August of 2005. She then attained a full-time position at Kensington Publishing in March of 2006. In October 2006, Latoya joined Grand Central Publishing, an imprint at Hachette Book Group. For the span of her eight years there, Latoya has acquired a variety of titles from Hardcover fiction and non-fiction, to digital romance and erotica titles. She was also featured in Publishers Weekly, USA Today as well as various author, book conference, and book blogger websites. She is the winner of the 2012 RWA Golden Apple for Editor of the Year.  In early 2014, she appeared on CSpan2 where she contributed to a panel discussing the state of book publishing. Now an Executive Editor at Samhain Publishing, Latoya acquires short and long form romance and erotic fiction.

Members and guests must be 18 years or older to attend. 

Meeting cost: $15 (cash or check) at the door

Meeting Schedule:

9:00-10:00 Breakfast and Networking

10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker

11:00-12:00 Book signing/Business Meeting

Meeting Location:

Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
200 Interstate N Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 952-7900