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“What Authors Need to Know: Marketing and Publicizing Your Book” with Katharine Duckett

May 19 2021 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT

$49 – $109
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$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week.

Learn how to promote your book and which marketing and publicity tools work best for you.
Finding your audience is a key part of any successful writing career. Whether you’re publishing traditionally or choosing to self-publish, you need to create a marketing and publicity tool kit that enables you to reach the right readers and create a public presence that feels comfortable, authentic, and sustainable for you as an author.
This class will provide you with skills for working with a publishing team as well as promoting your work independently, and will cover an array of options for building your short and long-term publicity and marketing strategies. We will also discuss working with bookstores, libraries, and conventions and festivals for marketing and publicity events in addition to focusing on digital and print promotion.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You’re interested in learning more about working with publishers to promote and market your work.
  • You’re interested in self-publishing and want to create a tool box for promoting your work independently.
  • You want to find out which publicity and marketing techniques work best for you and what sort of approaches will help you find your ideal audience.
  • You have questions about working with bookstores, libraries, and festivals and conventions to promote your work.

The deadline to register for this class is Wednesday, May 19 at 5 p.m. CDT.

Instructor

Katharine DuckettKatharine Duckett is the award-winning author of Miranda in Milan, a Shakespearean fantasy novella debut that NPR calls "intriguing, adept, inventive, and sexy." Her short fiction has appeared in UncannyApexPseudoPod, Interzone, and Tor.com, as well as various anthologies including Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction and Wilde Stories 2015: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. She served as the guest fiction editor for Uncanny's Disabled People Destroy Fantasy issue, and is an advisory board member for The Octavia Project, a free program that empowers girls and non-binary youth in New York City to imagine and engineer new futures.

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HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven’t taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org if you’d like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK:

Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one week after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE. 

Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your software or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually only take a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at wlt@writersleague.org.

Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.

Details

Date:
May 19 2021
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
Cost:
$49 – $109
Event Categories:
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Venue

Online via Zoom