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Writing Life Daytime Talk: How to Market a Book, with Elizabeth Winthrop

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 3:30 PM | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | registration required

What works and what doesn’t when it comes to publicizing a book? After publishing her memoir with an award-winning independent press that made it clear that they would rely on her to create a marketing plan, Elizabeth Winthrop got to work. In this talk, she’ll provide tips and takeaways from her journey, and lead a discussion useful for all writers: those who are self-publishing, publishing with a small academic or independent press, and even with those publishing with one of the big five.

Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop’s memoir, Daughter of Spies: Wartime Secrets, Family Lies (Regal House, 2022) has been called “an extraordinary and riveting true life story” and a “unique, absorbing, and fascinating World War II era memoir.” As Elizabeth Winthrop, she has published over 50 works of fiction for readers of all ages. These include the award-winning fantasy series The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle as well as the short story "The Golden Darters," read on the nationwide radio program Selected Shorts and included in the Best American Short Story anthology. She is the daughter of the acclaimed journalist Stewart Alsop. You can find her online at elizabethwinthropalsop.com.

The Writing Life events in 2024 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.