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Saturday, April 17 • 17:00 - 17:50
[FULL] Blurbs, Bios, and Backmatter led by Jaye Viner

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We put so much emphasis on writing a good book, but the process after our dreams of publication come true is more mysterious. As a debut author I had no idea how much writing I would be asked to do, writing that I knew nothing about. A Sales pitch to distributers, the book description that goes inside the front jacket, cold emails to authors who would blurb my book, long-read essay pitches, comps explanations, BISAC data, metadata. This workshop will give an overview of the most common genres along with some examples, best practices, and tips for how to find information, along with time to write some short genres like author bios or pitches from model texts and briefly workshop them with other participants. It should be particularly useful for people planning to work with small presses or self-publishing.

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Jaye Viner

A dabbler in language and color and otherworldly-narratives, Jaye is open to any and all conversations about Star Trek, Farscape, and The 100. She is the author of a debut novel, Jane of Battery Park, about a woman whose family puts celebrities on trial for their sins (yikes), and... Read More →

Saturday April 17, 2021 17:00 - 17:50 UTC