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"Book Promotion on a Shoestring Budget" ONLINE with James Tate Hill

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Online Class

9/26/2018 From 06:30 PM CST to 09:30 PM CST


$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)


Get copies of your book into more readers' hands by organizing your own publicity campaign.

This class will explore a variety of methods for generating book publicity at minimal to no cost. From the pre-publication process to navigating social media as an author, we’ll discuss numerous ways to maximize word of mouth before and after publication. The class will also examine how to work with your publisher to receive reviews and other media coverage, smart approaches to organizing a book tour, which promotional efforts are often a waste of time and money, how to establish an online presence as an author, and how to prepare for publication day.



  • You're getting ready to publish a book.
  • You'll be doing your own book promotion or supplementing the work of a professional publicist.



James Tate Hill is the author of Academy Gothic, winner of the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel. Fiction Editor for the literary journal Monkeybicycle, his work has appeared in Literary Hub, Writer's Digest, Story Quarterly, The Texas Review, and The Laurel Review, among others. Originally from West Virginia, he teaches writing at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.






$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers


Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, September 26. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.



Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to


This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit