Conference Schedule 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Writer in the World: Publishing and Author Platforms with Kaveh Akbar, Emily Bell, Nina McConigley, Daniel José Older
Date(s): Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing, Editing, Publishing
About the Session
In today’s publishing industry, author promotion lies in the hands of the individual author as much as the publisher. With the increasing number of small and varied presses, a writer’s understanding of their role during and after the publication process is crucial. How do you build networks, find reviews, obtain interviews, and help get the word out about your work? Join authors Daniel José Older, Kaveh Akbar and Nina McConigley as they discuss what it means to involve yourself in publishing and the ways contemporary writers work with their publishers to shape and market their books. Panelists will address building a platform and using social media, guerrilla campaigns, independent bookstores, interpersonal connections, and library systems in marketing and sharing your writing.