Inside the World of Publishing
with Lisa Sharkey
Are you fantasizing about becoming a published author? How does your vision of what it takes to get published compare to the reality of what’s available to you? Lisa Sharkey, senior vice president and director of creative development at HarperColllins Publishers will teach a master class in how to go from concept to book shelf. Students will learn the ins and outs of what makes a book sell, how to identify the right pathway to success, and the latest trends in publishing avenues. Lisa is known for her out of the box thinking and has been behind the publication of more than 50 New York Times bestsellers. The books she has acquired and published have sold millions of copies all over the world. Prior to her career and book publishing, Lisa was a television news journalist and has won two Emmy awards, a Peabody Award, and a Dupont award for her journalism.
Lisa Sharkey – a legend in the publishing world, is a two-time Emmy Award winner and 10-time Emmy nominee. She was honored with a Peabody Award and a DuPont Award for her work at ABC covering the September 11th terror attacks.
She serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, a subsidiary of News Corp. At HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Ms. Sharkey has overseen the acquisition of numerous titles, including Here’s the Story, and The Undecided Voter’s Guide to the Next President by Mark Halperin of ABC News and Time magazine. She served as the President of Al Roker Entertainment. She served as Senior Producer at ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “Inside Edition.” She serves as Member of Advisory Board at The First Thirty Days, Inc.