September 21 BPNW Meeting: Marketing – Today and Tomorrow

blankbook_freeimagesWondering what strategy will work best to market your first (or second or third) book? Or why your book isn’t getting the readership that you think it should? Understanding the 3 P’s of Marketing—publicity, promotions, and public relations—and how they can be applied will help you answer these questions.

Janice Hussein will cover some common marketing challenges, such as back cover blurbs, as well as discuss “discoverability.”

Start your fall with this review of the new trends in marketing as well as the basics.

BPNW’s Sept. 21 meeting will start at 6 pm in Room 221 at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N, Seattle. Book Publishers Northwest’s meetings are free and open to anyone interested in the business of book publishing.

Free parking is available on site. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited on all Good Shepherd Center premises by the landlord Historic Seattle.  BPNW also asks that all attendees respect the wishes of our members with allergies and refrain from wearing heavy perfumes or bringing non-service animals into a meeting.

More About Our Speaker

Janice Hussein is a freelance writer and publishing professional who holds an MS in Writing/Publishing, Phi Kappa Phi, and an MBA degree. With more than a dozen years of publishing experience, she has worked for Natasha Kern Literary Agency and held an internship with an S & S imprint. Her articles on craft and other related topics include Submissions: Your Foot in the Door; The Espresso Book Machine; and The 3 P’s of Marketing. Her articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest publications and other national writing magazines.

As a speaker, she’s presented workshops on submissions, craft, and marketing at writer’s conferences like the Willamette Writers Conference, Emerald City Romance Writer’s Conference, and Wordstock.

Bring Books For Display at PNBA

At the meeting, BPNW will be collecting books from members for display at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association tradeshow at the start of the meeting. If bringing a title for display, please bring one copy only along with 25 bookmarks or business cards.