Please join the WNBA-NYC Chapter at one of our most anticipated events this Fall:
“The Making of a Bestseller: From Acquisition to Market”
Featuring Helen Simonson, author of
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
When: Wednesday, November 9
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: The Wix Lounge
10 West 18th St. (2nd Floor), NYC, NY
How exactly does a book become a Bestseller?
Can a title be easily predicted as one by the agents, editors, and publicists that work on it?
Find out from a bestselling novelist and the publishing team behind her!
Published by Random House in 2010, Helen Simonson’s debut novel has been a tremendous success! The hardcover edition of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand peaked at #13 on The New York Times Bestseller List. The paperback edition spent 28 weeks on The Los Angeles Times’s Bestseller List, 36 weeks on the The New York Times Bestseller List (debuting at #10); and 42 weeks on NPR’s Bestseller List for Paperback Fiction. Major Pettigrew was listed in Amazon’s Best of 2010, Janet Maslin’s Top 10 Books of 2010, and “O” Magazine’s Top Books of 2010. Ms. Simonson was awarded the 2010 Indie Next Award, the 2010/11 Waverton Good Read Award, and given honorable mention to the 2011 Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award. Major Pettigrew has been published in 20 countries and translated into 18 languages. The film version is set to be produced by the Mazur Kaplan Company and Warner Brothers-based Langley Park Pictures.
Panelists joining Ms. Simonson include:
Julie Barer (Literary Agent, Barer Literary Agency)
Avideh Bashirrad (Vice President, Marketing Director, Random House)
Karen Fink (Assistant Director of Publicity, Random House)
Susan Kamil (Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, RandomHouse/Dial Press)
Jane von Mehren (Publisher, Random House Paperbacks)
Moderated by: Pace University MS in Publishing faculty Jane Kinney-Denning, Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach, and Manuela Soares, Director of the Graduate Seminar.
Refreshments, plus an opportunity to mingle with attendees and panelists before and afterwards!
This event is free for WNBA members; $10.00 for non-members. All RSVPs and payments must be made in advance by November 8.
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