Events

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.

If you want Eric to come to your organization to speak and take pitches, please email him at eric@therubenagency.com. Here is a listing of his upcoming appearances.

March 1, 2018, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM NYC time.
The Ruben Agency Query Course! Via Skype!!

Limited to 12 participants.  Everyone will provide a sample query at least two weeks before the seminar.  Eric will edit them before the seminar. Participants will learn from “before and after” analysis and the ability to ask questions.

This two hour webinar with a New York agent who has sold books to numerous publishers will be two hours long, conducted via Skype. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

The fee for the webinar is $149.00 and can be paid by credit card or PAYPAL. If interested, email eric@therubenagency.com and provide a good contact phone number. Participation in the webinar does not create an attorney-client relationship or an agency relationship, and does not guarantee that you will become a client of the Ruben Agency.

What did participant’s in the last seminar think?

I found the seminar to be informative, as well as encouraging, which was perhaps most important.
Stephanie Flaharty

After enduring years of stiff PowerPoint marathons, this was two breaths of fresh air.
Ross Buckner

Our next session topic will be announced after this session has concluded.

2018

July 12, 2018

Eric will be taking pitches from authors at ThrillerFest in New York City.

September 13-16, 2018

Eric will attend the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association’s (PNWA) Summer Conference. He will speak on panels and meet with authors for pitch and query sessions.

Events from the recent past.

2017

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.