Alisson Wood + Amanda Montell

Authors
Alisson Wood + Amanda Montell
Alisson Wood is a writer, author of the memoir Being Lolita (Flatiron Books, 2020), and founder/Editor in Chief of Pigeon Pages. Amanda Montell is a writer, linguist, podcast host, and author of the books Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language and Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (both from HarperWave).
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How to Hustle: Promoting & Marketing Your Book (& You!)

How to Hustle: Promoting & Marketing Your Book (& You!)

Wednesday, September 8th, 5pm-7pm PT / 8pm-10pm ET

Writing a great book is only the very beginning of becoming a publishing success story—you need great publicity and marketing to make sure your book SELLS. But even if you spend $15k+ to hire a publicist, your success is not guaranteed. Enter: This fun and enlightening 2-hour crash course for authors hoping to DIY their way to a smash-hit book launch, offering tried-and-tested tips, thought-starters, creative strategies, and more from two authors who've done it themselves.

Writing a great book is only the very beginning of becoming a publishing success story—you need great publicity and marketing to make sure your book SELLS. But even if you spend $15k+ to hire a publicist, your success is not guaranteed. Enter: This fun and enlightening 2-hour crash course for authors hoping to DIY their way to a smash-hit book launch, offering tried-and-tested tips, thought-starters, creative strategies, and more from two authors who've done it themselves.

Bio

Alisson Wood’s award-winning writing has been published in the New York Times, The Paris Review, The Rumpus, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Alisson holds an MFA in Fiction from New York University, and teaches creative writing at her alma mater. She is the founder and Editor in Chief of Pigeon Pages, a NYC literary journal and reading series. Being Lolita, from Flatiron Books at Macmillan, is her first book. 

Amanda Montell is a writer, language scholar, and podcast host from Baltimore. She is the author of two critically acclaimed books: indie bestseller Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, about the language of "cults" from Scientology to SoulCycle (HarperCollins, 2021), and Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (HarperCollins, 2019). Amanda's books have earned praise from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Kirkus Reviews, among others, and Amanda is currently developing Wordslut for television with FX Studios. Amanda is also the creator and co-host of the comedy-cult podcast, Sounds Like A Cult. As a reporter and essayist, Amanda's writing has been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, DAME Magazine, The Rumpus, and Who What Wear, where she formerly served as the Features & Beauty Editor. She holds a degree in linguistics from NYU and lives in Los Angeles with her partner, plants, and pets. Find her on Instagram @amanda_montell.

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