Eric has sold clients’ books to major publishers including Avon, Harper Collins, Ballentine, Loveswept, Harlequin, Samhain, Midnight Ink, and more. These sales have been documented in Publisher’s Marketplace. As a result, he’s often asked to speak at writers’ conferences (and take pitches) across the United States and in Europe. Eric has lectured on pitching books, publishing, and showbiz with writers from New York, Boston, and Maine, to Wisconsin, Seattle, and Los Angeles, and more.
Events from the recent past.
February 17-18, 2017
Eric participated in the Meet the Agents and Editors weekend for the Geneva Writers’ Group in Geneva Switzerland.
April 22, 2017
Eric taught a workshop on pitches and queries at the International Women Writers Guild Big Apple Conference. He also took pitches.
May 5-7, 2017
Eric was a “celebrated guest” at the DFW Writers Conference, also know as DFWCon in Dallas, Texas. He participated in pitch sessions, taught a class on legal issues for writers, and joined a few panels and interactive workshops.
July 20-23, 2017
Eric attended the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association’s (PNWA) Summer Conference. He spoke on panels and met with authors during pitch and query sessions.
August 19, 2017
Eric once again participated in the Writers Digest Pitch Slam at New York City’s Midtown Hilton.
October 13-14, 2017
Eric participated in the AVON 39, The Walk to End Breast Cancer. He raised over $2,000.00 and his team raised ten times as much. The entire New York walk raised over $6 million.
October 26, 2017
Eric participated in #PitDark, the first and only Twitter pitch event to highlight literature of a “darker” nature.
January 11, 2018
First Ruben Agency Skype Course!
Our first session, “Learning The Ropes” focused on the following topics:
-Professional requirements for pitching fiction and non-fiction projects
-Approaching editors and agents about your project in a professional manner
-How to best use social media to promote yourself and engage a following
-Marketing and PR, or “what does it really take to build a brand?”
-The “ins and outs” of Agency and Publishing contracts
-How to identify and avoid common mistakes
This webinar session was two hours long, conducted via Skype.