New Authors Panel with Alex Sheshunoff, Michaela Haas, Mark Miller, David Davis, and Margaret Grundstein with moderator Kathleen Kaiser
Nonfiction, memoir, humor, biography, and mind/body—each panelist has a recently released book by a publisher. They will discuss what they had to do to get a publishing deal, the publishing process (and pains), and what they are doing to promote and market their books. Two are with major New York houses: Alex Sheshunoff's book is out through Penguin Books, and Michaela Haas' book is through Simon & Schuster's Enliven Books. Mark Miller is with Skyhorse Publishing, Margaret Grundstein is published by Oregon State University Press, and David Davis' publisher is the University of Nebraska Press. Time is allotted for Q&A.
Saturday, October 31 2:45 to 3:45 pm
The Trials and Triumphs of Self-Publishing-- 3 authors who did it tell all. with award-winning author Ivor Davis, nonfiction author Erin Graffy, and novelist Anna Nicholas with moderator Kathleen Kaiser
Authors have options when it comes to publishing their books and many are opting for self-publishing. But what does it really take to do this right and sell books? The panel has three authors who took this route with three different genres — memoir, nonfiction and novel. Each will detail how they went about it, what worked the best, what they wouldn't do again, and how they marketed their books and achieved sales. Time is allotted for Q&A.