Conference Schedule 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
The Hidden Lives of Books: Publication Ins and Outs with Natashia Deón, Matt Bell, Ramona Ausubel, Jonathan Danielson
Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing, Publishing
About the Session
A book is more than just an end of one journey, it’s the beginning of another. A book is an artistic expression, but also a product, and putting a book together is a production. Before it ever hits the hands of readers, a book has already lived a life all its own. In this panel, novelists Ramona Ausubel, Matt Bell, and Natashia Deón share their publication journeys, advice on what to anticipate in the publication process, author platforms, and author commitments once the book hits the shelves. How do you find a publisher? What should you expect as a writer before and after you are expecting? What are your responsibilities after you’re selected? How do you market? How do you engage with social media? How do you get reviews? What types of platforms are there that can help you spread the word?