If you’re going to New York City next week for the BookExpo America convention, don’t miss Steve Harrison’s media panel on Saturday. I’ll be there.
I attended this last year when it was part of the convention, and it was one of the highlights of my trip. A panel of top-tier print and broadcast journalists offered their best tips on how authors should pitch journalists. Then a few brave authors were chosen from the audience to pitch the panel in front of a room full of people. The journalists gave thumbs up or thumbs down, then critiqued the pitches.
This year, the panel will be nearby at a smaller publicity seminar at Marquis Ballroom at Marriott New York Marquis Hotel, a 7-minute/$4 cab ride from the Javits Center.
–Amy Salit, National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross
–Jess Todfelt, Fox News Channel (Really nice guy)
–Stephanie Siegel, CNN
–Betsy Goldman, MSNBC
–Stacy Rollins, “Montel Williams” Show
The $19 you’ll pay to get in will be well worth it. But don’t go expecting some private time with the media folks. After last year’s session, a mad rush of authors descended on their table and it was bedlam. Sign up before it’s sold out.