Let’s Talk About… Working with Booksellers
Jaclyn Crupi and Shu-Ling Chua
Summary:Booksellers are wonderful supporters of writers’ work, and often writers’ greatest champions, but many writers find themselves disheartened when they’re unable to build relationships with bookshops and those who work there. It’s likely, though, that they’ve simply made the approach at the wrong time, in the wrong way or to the wrong bookseller. In this session, learn about the right ways to build friendly and productive relationships with people selling books.
This seminar will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.
About the Tutor:
Jaclyn Crupi is a freelance book editor, project manager, event host and bookseller. Jaclyn has worked in publishing and bookselling since 2002. Jaclyn has written numerous books for both children and adults. Her most recent book, Garden Like a Nonno, was shortlisted for an Indie Book Award and longlisted for an Australian Book Industry Award. Jaclyn’s work has appeared in The Guardian, SBS Voices, At Home, Audrey, Slow and Frankie.
Shu-Ling Chua is a Melbourne-based writer and essayist. Her debut essay collection, Echoes (Somekind Press, 2020), jointly won the 2021 Small Press Network Book of the Year Award. She is interested in image, longing, and the blurry boundaries between private and public. Shu-Ling’s writing has appeared in Peril Magazine, Meanjin, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 4A Papers and elsewhere. She tweets @hellopollyanna and is working on a full-length essay collection manuscript.
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