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Friday, April 29 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
4F: The Author as Publicist: Strategies from the Real World of Book Publicity FULL

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What exactly is book publicity? Why do some books land on NPR, the pages of the New York Times Book Review, and that holy grail—Oprah—while others just seem to...languish? In this session, we’ll first walk through a day in the life of a book publicist. We’ll discuss the creative strategies she uses to garner as much media attention for your book as possible, as well as some of the challenges she faces (and how even the most winning publicity campaigns can’t predict those nebulous market forces!). On the flip side: we will discuss what you as the author can do to improve your chances of exposure--from writing original content to building your platform to setting up your own book tour (or not). By the end of the session, you’ll learn how to start thinking like a publicist and apply strategies to your own work. Led by Patricia Park, author of Re Jane (Penguin/Viking) and a former Random House publicist. 

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Patricia Park

Author, RE JANE
Patricia Park is the author of the debut novel Re Jane (Penguin/Viking), a modern-day interpretation of Jane Eyre, named a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. She graduated from Swarthmore College and received her MFA from Boston University. She has written for New York Times, Guardian, Salon, Daily Beast, and has appeared on MSNBC, NPR, WBUR, and others. A former publicist with the Random House Publishing... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
St. James Room

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