Brown Bag Lunchtime Session: New Age and Spirituality Editors Panel (open to the public)

  • 27 Jan 2016
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Jefferson Market Library, Willa Cather Room, 425 Sixth Avenue (between 9th & 10th Streets), New York City

Please join us on Wednesday January 27th for the ABPA’s Brown Bag lunchtime panel on “New Age and Spirituality Publishing.” Editors and agents actively acquiring in this category will discuss topics such as what is considered mainstream now and which subcategories are selling and which have fallen off the map. Our esteemed panelists will address environmentalism, the mind/body/spirit approach to self-improvement and inspiration as well as a frank appraisal of the market, the role of author platforms, and of course, working with book producers.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 27th from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

WHERE: New Location: Jefferson Market Library, Willa Cather Room, ground floor (left through the children's room) 425 Sixth Avenue (between 9th & 10th Streets), New York City

COST: Free for members; $20 for nonmembers

RSVP: (please let us know if you’d like to pay with a credit card and we will send a PayPal link)


Leah Miller is a senior editor at Rodale Books, focusing on titles that can inspire readers to live fuller, more connected lives. She is interested in books in the categories of mind, body, spirit, inspiration, memoir, psychology, family and relationships, natural health, and new awareness of issues that can help us live better. Prior to Rodale, Leah worked at Harmony Books and Simon & Schuster, where she had the privilege of working with such authors as Mehmet Oz, Joel Osteen, Chris Hedges, YouTube beauty guru Michelle Phan, Mira Bartok (author of the NBCC award-winning memoir The Memory Palace), and many others.

Patricia Gift is currently the V.P. of Editorial at Hay House, one of the world’s leading publishers of self-help and transformational books. She joined Hay House in 2007 to open and run their New York office. Previously, she worked at Random House in sales, marketing and editorial roles. For several years she ran several direct mail businesses for Bertelsmann/AOL in the Book-of-the-Month-Club division including One Spirit and Quality Paperback Books. Bestselling authors and organizations she’s worked with include Caroline Myss, Christiane Northrup, Kris Carr, Nick Ortner, Robert Thurman, Deepak Chopra, Suze Orman, and Martha Stewart.

Stephanie Tade, a publishing veteran of 34 years, has spent the bulk of those years as an agent. After a stint at Bantam Books, Stephanie worked with the highly successful Jane Rotrosen Agency for 17 years, as an agent and Director of Film and International Rights. Headhunted in 2001, she spent 4 years as Executive Editor at Rodale Books, but ever the entrepreneur at hear, she established the Stephanie Tade Agency, LLC in 2005, representing a broad range of prescriptive and narrative non-fiction authors, specializing in physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual wellness. As the years have gone by, the list has been marked by intelligent, creative authors and experts, with something fresh to say to the world.

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