Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Publishing 102: Marketing & Promoting Your Book,
(or, La Gringa gets roped into doing a panel.)

Those of you in New York City area are invited to come watch La Gringa make a complete idiot of herself on the following publishing panel, sponsored by The Publishing Triangle.
Publishing 102: Marketing and Promoting Your Book

When: Thursday, November 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, NYC

Learn how to market and promote your book as the following panel of publishing professionals explains the ABCs of book buzz and takes your questions:

(and here are my fabulous co-panelists!)

Felicia Luna Lemus is the author of the novels Like Son (Akashic Books, 2007) and Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties (FSG, 2003). She has taught fiction writing at universities including The New School and U.C.L.A.

Mark Nichols is currently on the staff of the American Booksellers Association as Marketing Director for the Book Sense program. Involved in various aspects of the publishing industry for 32 years, he serves on the Advisory Council of the New York Center for Independent Publishing, and the Advisory Board of Reading Group Choices.

Brent Gallenberger (moderator) is Senior Marketing Manager for trade books at Rodale. Prior to Rodale, he worked for eight years in the publishing office of Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

(And then there's me. Man, if only I could get them to actually use this bio on the flyer instead of the one they have! How funny would that be?)

La Gringa is a publicity and marketing manager for A Big Ass Publishing Company, an imprint of An Even Bigger Publishing Company. Prior to that, she was the head of publicity for Yet Another Imprint At That Very Same Publishing Company, where she specialized in licensed media, pop culture, science fiction, fantasy, manga, and graphic novels.

Admission fee is $7.00 for Publishing Triangle members; $10.00 for nonmembers.

Proceeds benefit the Publishing Triangle’s annual literary awards.
There's also a panel this coming Thursday night, Publishing 101: How to Get Published. For more information, go to the Publishing Triangle website.

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