First Draft with Sarah Enni

📚🗣️💰 How do readers learn about your book? We get into how publishing companies decide on the marketing budgets for each book, and what marketing tools are at their disposal. The difference between publicity and marketing; how authors can maximize what their publisher has planned; and the one thing that matters most when it comes to promoting books.

This episode features:

Jennifer de Leon, debut author of YA novel, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From (out August 18).

Margot Wood, director of sales and marketing and Oni Press, former marketer at HarperCollins who co-created EpicReads, and author whose debut novel will be out with Abrams in Fall 2021.

Simon Versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (hear a First Draft interview with Becky Albertalli).

Christine Riccio, author of Again But Better and BookTube star at her channel, PolandBananasBooks.

Joanna Volpe, President and literary agent at New Leaf Literary and Media.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (listen to her First Draft interview here).


Catch up on the series so far:

Episode 1: Publishing 101

Episode 2: Agents: Who Are They, What Do They Do, And How Do You Get One?

Bonus Episode: Publishing in the time of COVID

Episode 3: Selling Your Book (Part 1)

Episode 4: Selling Your Book (Part 2)

Episode 5: Advances (Part 1)

Episode 6: Contracts

Episode 7: After the Book Deal

Bonus Episode: Inequality in Publishing

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