The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2018

Conference Schedule 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

The First Book: Publishing and You with Kaveh Akbar, Andrea Avery, Derek Palacio, Kristen Radtke

Date(s): Friday, February 23, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing, Publishing

About the Session

Publication is an exciting and daunting aspect of being a writer. You’ve put in an enormous amount of work in a manuscript and you’re ready for publishers to take a look. Now what? What do you need to know in the process to be prepared for a first book publication? Join Kristen Radtke, Andrea Avery, Dereck Palacio, and Kaveh Akbar in this mixed-genre session designed to help you navigate the journey of what to expect during the first book publication process. Authors will talk about their personal experiences in the publishing world, working with contracts, understanding the author’s role in promotion, and the unpredictable emotional experiences around the fulfillment of a life-long goal. Bring your questions!

Meet the Presenter(s)