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April 2019 Writing Show: How to Sell the Heck Out of Your Book
April 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5 – $15
Whether you’re self-published or traditionally published, you have one all-consuming goal: Move more books. But how do you convince people to pull out their wallets? We’ll discuss effective approaches to marketing your work, planning book events, securing pre-orders and obtaining reviews.
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00; meet & greet 6:00-6:45; program starts at 6:45)
Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)
Jane Friedman is a full-time freelancer and has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. She is the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential publishing industry newsletter for authors, and is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest. In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at JaneFriedman.com. Jane’s newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press, 2018).
Chanel Cleeton is the USA Today bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in Havana. Originally from Florida, Chanel grew up on stories of her family’s exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England where she earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She loves to travel and has lived in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.
Stacy Hawkins Adams
Stacy Hawkins Adams is the author of ten books whose characters and themes have fostered personal growth, illuminated journeys of faith, and infused readers with confidence in their own stories. Her fiction has been a featured title in college coursework, selected as a Target stores “Recommended Read” and noted on the Essence magazine bestseller list. Stacy is also a freelance journalist, teaches at writing conferences nationwide, and curates an inspirational blog called LifeUntapped.com.
James River Writers is grateful to the following sponsors for their generous support.
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