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Sunday, May 1 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Capstone Event: Discover Me! LIMITED

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The conference comes to a dramatic close with this all-conference event. The main program is an interactive Town Hall event on the crucial issue of discoverability, in which a panel of experts in the field of book publicity, promotion, marketing and bookselling appraise and evalute case studies from the audience of aspiring, emerging and established authors. Through the lens of real up and coming projects, we will discuss the various ways authors can build, find and keep audiences and some strategies for doing so. Participants will reconvene with their cohorts to continue the conversation. The day will end with a celebration of the conference's 15th anniversary.  Expect to leave the conference with lots of information you didn't have before -- especially on the issue of finding audience -- new ideas and support from your cohort, and maybe even an action plan to complete your project. 

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Porter Anderson

Journalist and Publishing Consultant
Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) BA, MA, MFA, is a journalist, speaker, and consultant  | specializing in book publishing. Formerly with CNN, the Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and other media, he is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives, the Frankfurt Book Fair-owned magazine for the international publishing industry.  | | Anderson also has guided The FutureBook’s coverage of digital publishing for The... Read More →
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Fauzia Burke

PR Consultant, Founder, FSB Associates
Fauzia Burke is the founder and president of FSB Associates, an online publicity and marketing firm specializing in creating awareness for books and authors. Fauzia started her career at Wiley and Henry Holt before starting FSB, and has promoted the books of authors such as Alan Alda, Arianna Huffington, Deepak Chopra, Melissa Francis, S. C. Gwynne, Mika Brzezinski, Charles Spencer and many more. She’s also the author of Online Marketing... Read More →
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Rick Burnes

Vice President of Content Products, BookBub
Rick Burnes is vice president of content products at BookBub. His focus is launching and marketing new products to BookBub's author and publisher partners. Prior to BookBub, Rick led product and marketing teams at HubSpot, a leading b2b marketing software provider. Rick has also worked at The New York Times and Google. He began his career in Russia at The Moscow Times.
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Fiona Hallowell

Managing Editor, Radius Book Group
Fiona Hallowell is a book publishing veteran with over twenty years of experience at a range of houses, big and small. She began her career at HarperCollins Publishers, where she worked on the New York Times bestsellers, Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol, Downsize This! by Michael Moore, and The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger, among others. She then applied that training at publishers with different models, including Guideposts Books, LA... Read More →
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Carole Horne

Harvard Book Store
Carole Horne began her bookselling career as a frontline bookseller at Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, in 1974. She has had practically every job in the company, becoming head buyer in 1978, and general manager in 2006.  | | In her 43 year career she's seen dramatic changes in the business, from computerization, consolidation in publishing, and the decline of independent bookstores, to on-line retailing, ebooks, and the renaissance of... Read More →
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Crystal King

Social Media and Marketing Expert, Author, FEAST OF SORROW
Crystal King is a 20-year marketing, social media and communications veteran, freelance writer and Pushcart-nominated poet. Her debut novel, Feast of Sorrow (Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster) about the ancient Roman gourmand, Apicius. Crystal has taught classes in writing, creativity, and social media at Harvard Extension School, Boston University, Mass College of Art, UMass Boston and GrubStreet writing center. A former co-editor of... Read More →
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Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, which will be published by Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in May 2017. It is also forthcoming from publishers internationally. A National Endowment for the Arts fellow and Rona Jaffe Award recipient, she has twice been a fellow at both MacDowell and Yaddo. Her essays appear in The New York Times, Oxford American, Iowa Review, and many other publications, and were... Read More →
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Leah Miller

Editor, Rodale Books
Leah Miller is a senior editor at Rodale Books. She is interested in smart, entertaining writing particularly in the fields of memoir, social issues, health, food, travel, and family. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars program, Leah previously worked as an editor at the Crown Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster, and also at Sterling Lord Literistic in both domestic agenting and foreign rights. Among the bestselling and... Read More →
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Manning Wolfe

Manning Wolfe, an author and attorny residing in Austin, Texas, writes cinematic-style, smart, fast-paced thrillers with a salting of Texas flavor. The first in her series, featuring Austin Lawyer Merit Bridges, is Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs. Boots King. A graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law, Manning's education and experience has given her a voyeur's pek into some shady characters' lives and a front... Read More →

Sunday May 1, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom