University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Jared Kuritz


Jared Kuritz has been an active part of the ever-changing publishing landscape for nearly two decades. Jared is a managing partner of STRATEGIES, a firm that focuses on literary development, publishing, business modeling, marketing, and public relations for traditional, small press, and self-published authors of all genres at any stage of their writing, publishing and promotional journey. Jared is also the director of the 17th annual La Jolla Writers Conference—an interactive and intimate, 3-day immersion dedicated to teaching authors about the art, craft, and business of writing. Jared and his firm also manage NightStand Press, a publishing house dedicated to bringing excellent books to the marketplace. Jared frequently teaches on publishing, business development for authors, and PR and marketing at UCSD, BEA, APSS and Publishing University.

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Scheduled events:
WORKSHOP: From Query Letter to Contract
After countless hours of writing, it's finally time to find a publisher. But where to begin. Should you query agents and publishers or just publishers? What if you're thinking of self-publishing? Join this industry expert to learn what options best meet your needs and what to expect during your publishing journey.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Jared Kuritz
Book PR: Get Your Game On!
Your book is finally finished and ready to be launched. But where and when do you schedule that launch? Then what do you do to continue to find fans? And just how long do you have to work at finding those fans? Fortunately, ideas abound for marketing your masterpiece. You'll leave this session with a list of ideas that you can begin implementing right away!

Student Union Ventana (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Patricia L. Brooks, Jared Kuritz, Jeniffer Thompson
Moderator: Sam Henrie
How to Boost Book Sales with Social Media
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Goodreads. The list of social media platforms is extensive. Which platforms best connect you with readers and help you sell books? These seasoned book publicists will answer that question, as well as other questions about that ever-important topic of social media marketing.

Student Union Ventana (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Patricia L. Brooks, Jared Kuritz, Jeniffer Thompson
Moderator: Ann Boland

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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