The New York Book Festival is holding a FREE and open to the public daytime book fair and publishing seminar on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Martinque on Broadway Hotel, 49 West 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001.
The seminar is focused on developments in the fast-changing world of independent and mainstream book publishing, and anyone with an interest in the field is urged to attend. Authors and publishers will be exhibiting their works and we will have special readings scheduled throughout the day.
NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL DAY SCHEDULE
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The Art of Marketing and Promotion
An examination of what it takes to get your book noticed in a crowded marketplace.
- Paul Black, author, “The Samsara Effect”
- Vicki Matthews, author, “The Goddess Letters”
- Melinda Falgoust, author, “The Gubbins Club”
- Laura Hayden, author, “Staying Alive: A Love Story”
- Lee Kronert, author, “Don’t Blame the Messenger”
1:00 p.m.-2:10 p.m. Writing About Your Life
“Write what you know” is one of the most debated axioms of an author’s life. A panel that drew on their experiences and career paths discusses what it takes to put it all down in book form.
- Danforth Prince, publisher, “Inside Linda Lovelace’s Deep Throat”
- Wilma Jones, author, “Living Happier After”
- Ronita Johnson, author, “Coming to Forgiveness”
- Cliff Fazzolari, author, “Oh Brother”
- Ralph Baker, author, “Shock Exchange”
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Children’s Books in a Modern Age
Authors/publishers of award-winning books from the San Francisco Book Festival talk about their books and the market.
- Lauren Lombardo, author, “Dear Sun
- Robin Taylor-Chiarello, author, “The Blue Lobster’s Holiday”
- Kizzie Elizabeth Jones, “How Dachshunds Came to Be”
- Suzie Canale, author, “Walking Down the Cobblestone Aisles of Boston”
3:40 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Dr. Neal Hall
The poetry winner of the San Francisco/New York/New England/Paris and Los Angeles festivals reads from his work and answers questions.
4:10 p.m.-4:45 p.m. The Future of Books
The rise of ebooks, the shrinking retail scene, the consolidation of big publishing and the explosion of the online world. A discussion on where everything appears to be heading and how you can leverage these developments.
- Alicia Young, author, “The Savvy Girl’s Guide to
- Neal Hall, poet/author, “Winter’s A’ Comin’
- Tim Sheard, New York Chapter Chair, National
4:45 to 5 p.m. A Conversation with Emily Raboteau, author of “Searching for Zion,” the New York Book Festival grand prize winner