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The Writing Life

Daytime Talk Series: How to Get the Most Out of the Relationship With Your Publicist, with Jane Beirn

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 3:30 PM | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | registration required

Get the most out of your relationship with your publicist by understanding how the campaign is orchestrated and when your input is most valued. The talk will address the positioning of the book through a nuanced discussion about timing, from galleys to bound book, expectations, yours and ours, and what you can and cannot control. Learn how reviews, media and events are coordinated to best get your book noticed.

Jane Beirn worked as a book publicist for nearly 40 years. Until her retirement in 2022, she was Vice President/Senior Director of Publicity at HarperCollins Publishers. She has worked with such authors as Ann Patchett, Simon Winchester, Louise Erdrich, Annie Dillard, Barbara Kingsolver, and Adam Nicolson.

The Writing Life events in 2022 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

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