[Author Series] The Business of Book Scouts

Hosted By:
Andres Vaamonde - Former Junior Book Scout

With all of the adaptations on both the big and small screen, you have to wonder: how do the producers and studios find the material they want to adapt? What kind of projects are they looking for? What is popular? How can you into the position of having a project seriously considered by a major producer? 

To answer all this and more, Roadmap welcomes Andres Vaamonde to the webinar stage!

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • Who are the book scouts and what do they do? 
  • How do they find material? 
  • How do they work the landscape of foreign translation, as well as film adaptation? 
  • Live Q&A
More about
Andres Vaamonde
Former Junior Book Scout

Andres Vaamonde is a writer and former literary book scout from New York City. He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English, where he concentrated in Creative Writing and studied with authors like Ernesto Quiñonez, Stephanie Vaughn, and Helena María Viramontes. His own writing has appeared in Fortune Magazine, OZY, HASH Journal, and elsewhere. He was a Finalist for the Marianne Russo Award for Emerging Writers and will be the forthcoming Spring 2022 Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. He most recently worked for Maria B. Campbell, the literary book scouting agency, as a Junior Scout for over two years. MBCA scouts trade books across genres and languages for 22 book publishing clients around the world, as well as for Netflix as their exclusive book scouts. He has scouted, read and reported on upwards of 500 manuscripts, nearly all of which have been published, many of which went on to become NYT bestsellers and translated across the world. Some have been acquired for adaptation into film and TV. His favorite scouted book thus far has been INTERIOR CHINATOWN by Charles Yu, which went on to win the National Book Award and is in development as a series with Hulu. Andres is also a TEFL-certified teacher with experience teaching creative writing to students of all ages.

How it Works


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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