The Business of Writing

Milt Toby

Milt Toby has been writing about Thoroughbred racing for more than 40 years. His eight nonfiction books include national award winners Dancer’s Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby and Noor: A Champion Thoroughbred’s Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky. His current book project, Taking Shergar: The Remarkable Story of Horse Racing’s Most Famous Cold Case, is based on an award-winning longform magazine article. It tells the story of a famous stallion stolen and held for ransom at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Vice President of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and an attorney, Milt often speaks to writers’ groups about copyright, publishing contracts, and other legal issues affecting writers.


  • Venue:
    Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Meets On:
        Thursdays, October 25 - November 8
  • Address:
    251 W. Second Street
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    $39

With Milton Toby.

Is your writing a “business” or a “hobby?” The answer matters to the IRS and should matter to you. How do you decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing? Are you confident negotiating a contract with a publisher or agent? Can you protect yourself against defamation in your memoir or in your fiction? What about writers’ rights? Bring your questions and enhance your “Business IQ” in this fast-moving and informative class. Milt Toby is an attorney, award-winning author, and president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!]

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