Join writers in Portland, New Orleans, and London among other communities around the world for this month’s Writing for the Soul of the World salon when Dr. Hazel hosts Cristina Deptula, founder of the book publicity agency Authors Large and Small.
Christina is a publicist, writer, and magazine editor who is experienced in both academic and commercial publishing. Her specialty is in guiding writers to take the often-nerve-wracking focus off themselves and put it back on the book. Traditional marketing can leave authors feeling like they need to brag, plead, spam every online group, or turn every conversation into a commercial. Cristina sees marketing as an act of literary citizenship offering a service to our community and to bookstore managers, reviewers, podcasters, and others who genuinely need your work.
Cristina will offer a short overview of how to turn book marketing from a dreaded chore into a craft you can love and feel good about. This salon is especially designed for shy, humble writers preferring to approach the marketing side of our craft with mindfulness, grace, and wisdom. Following her brief overview, the discussion will open to writers and publicists in attendance.
At the end of the marketing conversation, Dr. Hazel will take questions on your own writing as well as on the Universal Grammar of Story.