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Life After the Book Deal: Publishing & Marketing Your Book

Life After the Book Deal: Publishing & Marketing Your Book

What happens after you win that fancy book prize and sign your publishing contract? Poet and editor Lindsay Lusby will be talking about the wildly fulfilling (but thoroughly exhausting) process of producing and marketing a book.


Having published her debut full-length poetry collection with a university press in 2019, Lindsay will describe her experiences over this past year—from drafting promotional copy, asking for blurbs, and reviewing galley proofs to planning reading events, DIY marketing with social media, and sending the finished book out to reviewers. She will give personal advice regarding each step of this process according to what worked (and what didn’t), as well as how to maintain perspective along the way.


This will be an interactive discussion, so make sure to bring your burning questions about book publishing and marketing! 


Lindsay Lusby is the author of the poetry collection Catechesis: a postpastoral (The University of Utah Press, 2019), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, judged by Kimiko Hahn. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Blackbird Whitetail Redhand (Porkbelly Press, 2018) and Imago (dancing girl press, 2014), and the winner of the 2015 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared most recently in Gulf CoastThe Cincinnati ReviewPassages NorthThe Account, and North Dakota Quarterly. Her visual poems have appeared in Dream Pop Press and Duende. She is the Assistant Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, where she serves as assistant editor for the Literary House Press and managing editor for Cherry Tree

Saturday, February 1, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
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