These days, whether you land a contract with a large publishing house, small press or self-publish, responsibility for publicizing your book will fall on you. Publicity means sales. But how does publicity work? This workshop (for poets, fiction and non-fiction writers), taught by Los Angeles book publicist Kima Jones, helps writers and artists develop social media strategies that support their larger artistic goals by teaching the how-to’s of personal brand curation and writing compelling content that leads to online community growth.
WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2016, noon to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies (2nd Floor Boardroom) in the Asheville Chamber of Commerce Building, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
COST: $35–No refunds after July 4, 2016.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PAY BY CHECK: Contact Maggie Marshall (828)772-4286.
ABOUT KIMA JONES:
Kima Jones founded and operates Jack Jones Literary Arts, a book publicity company. Her clients include Nina Revoyr, Khadijah Queen, Tyehimba Jess, Sarah Schulman, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Desiree Cooper, Kimbilio Fiction and BinderCon. As a writer, she has received fellowships from PEN Center USA Emerging Voices, Kimbilio Fiction,Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony, as the 2014-2015 Gerald Freund Fellow. She has been published at Guernica, NPR, PANK, Scratch Magazine and The Rumpus among others. Her short story “Nine” received notable mention in Best American Science Fiction. She is an MFA candidate in fiction and Rodney Jack Scholar in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.