Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Reminder: Learn to Promote Your Book Event

I will be avidly taking copious notes at this event...hope to see you there!

These days, almost every writer needs to be a publicist as well. Rather than rely solely on your publisher to promote your work, come learn how to get your book noticed in print, on the air, and in libraries. (These skills are all the more important if you’re a self-publisher, because you ARE the publisher.)

The panelists at our program will be public relations professionals Lauren Cerand and Imal Wagner. Lauren has spoken at such venues as The Virginia Festival of the Book and NYU’s Center for Publishing, and she specializes in attracting and keeping attention on her clients. Imal’s clients include best-selling authors in a variety of genres and she’s made placements in media from print to the Internet. For more information on both presenters, go here.

Whether you’re working on a first book or have several in print, or you have other projects that would benefit from a knowledge of publicity, or you’re just interested in the business of books, please join us at the Sumner School to gain a wealth of tips on increasing your work’s visibility.

Panel Discussion on Book Publicity and Promotion Today
sponsored by the Women's National Book Association, Washington Chapter
Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives
1201 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
(Across from National Geographic Society and two blocks north of Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Orange and Blue Lines) Metro Stations)
MONDAY, January 14, 2008, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
(Snow date: January 22)

Free to WNBA members; $10 for nonmembers
Includes light refreshments, panelists’ handouts, and opportunities for networking

Some street parking after 6:30 p.m.$5 garage parking on M St between 16th & 17th after 6 p.m.

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