How to Promote Yourself
with Casey Plett
Casey Plett has seen the world of Canadian writing from different angles. As reviewer, essayist, and fiction writer (most recently the Amazon First Novel Award-winning Little Fish), she shares her own work through reading, interviews and social media. As a former bookseller with McNally Robinson and publicist with Biblioasis, she has also learned the most effective and far-reaching ways for books to get noticed, loved, and sold. In “How to Promote Yourself” Plett draws on her expertise as both writer and industry professional to illuminate the waters of book promotion and sales, as well to share advice on how all authors–established, emerging, and self-published–can publicize their work, bring it to readers, and even keep their mental health in check at the same time.
Early Bird $20 • Online $22 • At the Door $25
CASEY PLETT is the author of the novel Little Fish (Arsenal Pulp Press) and the short story collection A Safe Girl to Love (Topside Press), and co-editor of the anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers (Topside Press). She wrote a column on transitioning for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Maclean’s, The Walrus, Plenitude, the Winnipeg Free Press, and other publications. She is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Best Transgender Fiction and received an Honour of Distinction from The Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. She lives in Windsor, Ontario.
Photo Credit: Sybil Lamb