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Sunday, April 7 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9F: Launching Your Novel: The First Year
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You've sold your book - congratulations! But what happens next? Many writers enter this phase of their publishing careers with little knowledge of the publishing process or how to set up their book for success. As a debut novelist, I found myself having to learn quickly about the difference between publicists and marketers, why it's important to make yourself an expert in your book's subject matter, and how to secure events and readings for yourself.

In this lecture with plenty of room for discussion and Q&A, we'll discuss the process that led my debut novel to publication, and the steps I took to prepare my book for that magical day — pub day. Topics discussed will include building a presence on social media, finding your book's audience, book groups, reviews, your local bookstore community, and other aspects of author outreach.

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Blair Hurley

Blair Hurley received her A.B. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. from NYU. Her stories are published or forthcoming in The Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, West Branch, Mid-American Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and elsewhere. She received a 2018 Pushcart Prize and scholarships... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
Tremont Room - 4th Floor