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April Third Thursday: “Now Hear This: A Look at Audio Publishing Today”

April 18 2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT

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WLT hosts Third Thursday each month, featuring discussions focusing on specific topics of interest to writers and readers, bringing together distinguished panelists for conversations moderated by a WLT staff member.

For this moderated conversation, we’ll be joined by industry professionals – including Lance Fitzgerald of Penguin Random House Audio and Mark Pearson of Libro.fm – for a look at the world of audio publishing today – with plenty of time for audience questions.

Speaking of questions – consider sending your burning questions in ahead of time via this easy form (link below) and we’ll do our best to incorporate them into the discussion. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the live webinar via the Zoom Q&A box.


This conversation will be moderated by WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver. 


Featured Presenter(s)

Lance Fitzgerald is SVP, Content and Business Development for PRH Audio, leading the editorial acquisitions, art, and licensing teams.  Under his leadership, the Audio editorial team has acquired Audiobook Originals from Timothy Snyder, Erik Larson, Steven Rinella, Najwa Zebian, Kate Winkler Dawson and others, as well as Audiobook first projects from Ali Hazelwood,  Brandon Sanderson, Simone St. James, and more.  Prior to joining PRH Audio, he worked in Subsidiary Rights for twenty-five years as Subsidiary Rights Director at Crown/Random House, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Putnam.
Mark Pearson is the CEO and co-founder of Libro.fm, the digital audiobook platform for more than 2,600 independent bookshops around the world. Prior to that he was the publisher at Pear Press. You can learn more about Libro.fm at https://libro.fm/story and through their annual social purpose reports https://libro.fm/reports


April 18 2024
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
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