May BBL: The Rich and Famous: The Insider’s Scoop on Working with Celebrity Authors

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red_carpet_2.0You get the email. You are going to get to work with a celebrity author (#forthewin). Fast forward three months. You never knew that this many approvals existed in the world of publishing!

Working with high-profile authors can change the name of the game, and we are bringing in publishing experts from different departments who have the background knowledge of working with celebrities and their teams to talk about how to work efficiently on high-profile celebrity books. Come to our May BBL at Random House (1745 Broadway Office, 9th Fl., Room 901) on Tuesday, May 24th from 12:30 PM EST to 1:30 PM EST and get ready to hear the good, the bad, and the crazy.  Panelists include:

Dina Sherman has been the Director of School and Library Marketing at Disney-Hyperion since 2009.  Prior to that, she was the School & Library Senior Marketing Manager at HarperCollins Children’s Books.  Dina has worked with Julie Andrews, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jeff Foxworthy, Jenna & Laura Bush, Queen Rania of Jordan, Stan Lee, and Caroline Kennedy.

Casey Ward is the Director of Events, Random House Children’s Books, and has been with the Random House Children’s Books publicity department since 2007. She has worked on such international sensations as the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini and Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief as well as several celebrity author books, including Jason Segel’s Nightmares!, transgender advocate Jazz Jennings’ upcoming memoir, and Julianne Moore’s Freckleface Strawberry books.

Krista Marino is an Executive Editor at Delacorte Press (Random House Children’s Books) where she acquires and edits young adult and middle grade fiction. Some of the books on her list include the Nightmares! series by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, the Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and the Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson.

RSVP HERE. Don’t forget to send in your questions for the expert panelists!

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