The Anatomy of a Bestseller

Anyone can claim it, but what makes your book a legitimate bestseller? How do you build a buzz that gets people talking and makes your book stand out from the rest? And how much weight does that “Bestselling” and “Award-winning” title really carry? We’ll explore all of that and more, as well as discuss legitimate lists and provide tips to get your book a spot on those lists. Other topics to discuss: What’s the real deal on The New York Times Bestseller’s List? What are some other bestseller’s lists to target? Why movie producers are looking for bestsellers. What constitutes a bestseller in this evolving industry?

SPEAKER: ReShonda Tate Billingsley, the national bestselling author of 25 books.
Considered one of the top inspirational fiction authors in the country, ReShonda’s books have appeared on the Essence Bestseller’s list more than 20 times, as well as The Washington Post and Dallas Morning News Bestseller’s lists. Her books have also been featured in USA Today and Ebony Magazine as ‘Bestselling Reads.” She recently received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction and is a 2010 inductee into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.

DATE/TIME: Friday, August 31, 2012 – 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Black Writers Reunion & Conference 2012
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Boulevard (Route A1A)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33319

The Anatomy of a Bestseller” is one of 30+ hands-on workshops, lectures, and classes offered through the 2012 Black Writers Reunion & Conference, North America’s foremost literary event for Black writers and editors since 2000.


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