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Preliminary Boskone Schedule

Nomi and I will only be at Boskone on Sunday, February 15. Here's my schedule:

Sunday 10am
How Not to Edit Yourself
Panelists: Michael A. Burstein, David G. Hartwell, James Patrick Kelly (moderator), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Josepha Sherman. Eleanor Wood

Pitfalls. What? Why? How to avoid them.....

Sunday 11am
Panelists: Michael A. Burstein, Yvonne Carts-Powell, Daniel P. Dern (moderator), Matthew Jarpe, Alisa Kwitney Sheckley

Are there any superpowers left that we haven't seen? That we'd rather not see? Participants will explore these themes, and more.

Sunday 12noon
I'll have copies of I Remember the Future available for purchase. If anyone knows they'll want to buy one at the con, let me know in advance and I'll reserve one for you.

Sunday 1pm
Marketing Your Book
Panelists: Michael A. Burstein, Elaine Isaak, Dani Kollin, William O'Connor, Steven Popkes, Shane Tourtellotte (moderator)

From business cards to blogging, advertising to authors' tours....what works? What is dismally disappointing (or even definitively damaging)? The panel discusses interesting ways to become famous (OK, well known?......make a living?) that won't turn people off!

Sunday 3pm
I'll be reading from I Remember the Future.


Looking to be there, but may not get there until noon.
I didn't know Boskone even ran that late on Sunday.
I suspect my reading may be the last program item of the con. We'll see if any stragglers choose to attend...
I'll have copies of I Remember the Future available for purchase.

What's the price on a hardcover?
Since I'm selling them on behalf of the publisher, it's $35. But if you want to get one cheaper, I know there might be places selling them for less.
I think there needs to be a massive blog from authors chiming in on what marketing tricks they tried and whether they worked or not. I'm sure that a single panel just isn't enough time to cover much.
I actually wrote a ten-page marketing plan for my own book as the final project for a course I took on marketing. So I suspect I'll have something to contribute to the panel. But yeah, a whole blog of authors discussing marketing ought to exist if it doesn't yet.
A marketing plan like that has got to be a boon.
It was a delightful coincidence that I was taking courses on book publishing at the same time that my book was in production. It allowed me to contribute a lot more to the design and marketing of the book than most authors could.
I'll miss you guys this year! We'll be visiting strausmouse and his wife in Albany that weekend. The panels you're on sound great! Have fun!
reserve me a book! And possibly one for my dad as well. See you next weekend!
Hardcovers or trade paperbacks? Or one of each?
hmm...one of each sounds good. Thanks!
I'd like a copy.
Gladly! Do you want me to reserve you a hardcover or a trade paperback?
Trade paperback, thanks.
Sounds busy... don't forget to eat lunch!

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