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'Life After the Book Deal,' Lusby to talk publishing and marketing

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'Life After the Book Deal,' Lusby to talk publishing and marketing

Lindsay Lusby reads from her poetry collection “Catechesis: A Postpastoral” at the Rose O’Neill Literary House in August. Lusby will speak on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Chestertown branch of Kent County Public Library about the process of producing and marketing a book.

CHESTERTOWN — What happens after you win that fancy book prize and sign your publishing contract? Poet and editor Lindsay Lusby knows the answer.

Join Lusby at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Chestertown branch of Kent County Public Library to hear about the wildly fulfilling (but thoroughly exhausting) process of producing and marketing a book.

Lusby, assistant director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, is the author of the poetry collection “Catechesis: a postpastoral” (The University of Utah Press, 2019), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, judged by Kimiko Hahn.

Having published her debut full-length poetry collection with a university press in 2019, Lusby will describe her experiences during this past year — from drafting promotional copy, asking for blurbs, and reviewing galley proofs to planning reading events, DIY marketing with social media, and sending the finished book out to reviewers.

She will give personal advice regarding each step of this process according to what worked (and what didn’t), as well as how to maintain perspective along the way.

This will be an interactive discussion, so bring questions about book publishing and marketing.

For more information or to register, call 410-778-3636 or visit kentcountylibrary.org.

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