S212. Privacy Matters: Sell Your Books, Not Your Soul

Room 406 AB, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Does a huge Twitter following really result in bestselling books? Are friends equal to fans? Today’s published authors are required to have a social media presence and constantly interact with their readers. In this age of Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, et al., how can authors maintain the interest of a 24/7 fan base and still keep a modicum of privacy? Join our distinguished panel of social media mavens from various genres as we discuss everything personal and how to keep it that way.



M.M. De Voe has been published and anthologized in nearly every genre. She has also won awards in nearly every genre, including the 2014 NYC PoetTweet contest. In 2009, she founded the nonprofit Pen Parentis to provide resources to authors who are parents to help them stay on creative track.

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is the author of the New York Times bestseller Bittersweet; Set Me Free, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize; The Effects of Light; and June (forthcoming). She is also winner of the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize.

Mira Jacob

Ben Tanzer


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center