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Salem: Literary Agent Amy Collins

June 3, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This meeting is in-person only.

Join literary agent Amy Collins at your Salem Chapter this Saturday, June 3 from 10:30-11:30AM (Doors open at 10:15) at the Salem Public Library in Anderson B.

Amy, a well-known publishing industry professional, will explore how to get an agent and answer your questions and concerns about the querying process. Come with questions and we’ll discuss the answers with Amy!

About Amy Collins

Amy Collins headshot

Amy Collins is an agent with the Talcott Notch Literary Services agency. She has more than 30 years in the publishing industry as a book buyer, Sales Director for a large non-fiction publisher, and the founder and President of New Shelves Books, one of the largest book sales and marketing companies in the US. Collins is a USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author and has spent her career working with Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, as well as bookstores and libraries. As well as an agent, Collins is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended publishing consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. In her agent role, Collins focuses on non-fiction/ history, historical fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi. She can be reached at amysadvice.com.

Amy Collins has taught and spoken at many of the publishing industry’s top festivals and conferences including Publisher’s Weekly’s BookCon, Keynoting at Scottish Writer’s Conference, Oklahoma Writer’s Conference, Author U, AAPS, Dublin Writers Conference, BAIPA, IBPA’s Publishing University, Dallas Book Con, NY PitchFest, PALA, St. Louis Writer’s Conference, Writers Digest Annual and Novel Conferences, Henderson Writers Conference, and many others.

When not in the office, her focus is on the working poor and poverty elimination, and she spends a great deal of time personally and professionally working with and training women from disadvantaged backgrounds.  A member of several charitable and political organizations, she donates not only her time but a portion of her company’s profits to grant-based charities that work to alleviate the cycle of poverty. Amy is currently working while traveling and living in a spacious motorhome with two dogs and a husband; she is a singer in a Celtic blues band on the weekends and is saving for a faster motorcycle.

About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. You are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers.

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf  A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings.

We look forward to seeing you there!


June 3, 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Salem Public Library
585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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