R165. Like Sand to the Beach: Bringing Your Book to Market

Room 2B, Washington State Convention Center, Level 2
Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


What does it take to sell a book? How can you build an ecosystem to support your work? These booksellers, social media experts, editors, and authors will answer those questions and more during an action-oriented conversation about promoting literature in print, online, and in person. (Hint: being successful requires sustained effort.) After offering multimedia presentations and empirically tested advice, we will address your individual concerns during a Q&A session.



Kristen Millares Young is a freelance reporter for The New York Times and was researcher for Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek, which won a Pulitzer Prize and a Peabody Award in 2013. Hailed by The Stranger as one of the fresh new faces in Seattle fiction, she is writing her first novel.

Jonathan Evison is the author of three award-winning novels: All About Lulu, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, and the New York Times best-selling, West of Here. He is currently at work on novels four and five: Harriet Chance and The Dreamlife of Huntington Sales.

Karen Maeda Allman has worked as a bookseller and author events co-coordinator at the Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Washington since 1999. Each month, Elliott Bay hosts and co-promotes over fifty author events both at the bookstore and at a variety of other Seattle locations.

Rachel Fershleiser heads publishing outreach at Tumblr. She has been Community Manager at Bookish and Events Director at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. She’s co-creator of Six-Word Memoirs and co-editor of the New York Times best seller Not Quite What I Was Planning and three other books.

Jarret Middleton is the author of An Dantomine Eerly and other fiction. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Dark Coast Press and the imprint Pharos Editions in Seattle, Washington.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center