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

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Limited Capacity seats available

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, founded by Frankfurt Book Fair... Read More →
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Fauzia Burke

Founder & President, FSB Associates
Fauzia Burke, author of Online Marketing for Busy Authors, is the founder and president of FSB Associates an online book publicity firm, co-founder of Pub Site a platform for building author websites, and a consultant and coach for authors in need of help navigating the book 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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Crystal King

Crystal King is the author of The Chef's Secret and Feast of Sorrow, which was long-listed for the Center of Fiction's First Novel Prize. Her writing is fueled by a love of history and a passion for the food, language, and culture of Italy. She has taught classes in writing, creativity... Read More →
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Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, recipient of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir and the 2018 Chautauqua Prize. Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Audible.com, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times... 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... 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... Read More →

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