Path to Publishing Workshop - Author Self-Promotion

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 18th • 2:00 - 4:00pm
$20 (Path to Publishing Members) or $40 (General Public) 
It’s a fundamental and strategic task for you, the author, no matter how you decide to publish your work: Promote Yourself! 
Path to Publishing will host a workshop on book promotion featuring Kat Engh, Communications Manager & Social Media Strategist at Berrett-Koehler Publishers, and Alexandra Watkins, author of Hello, My Name is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick. There will be an informal reception following the workshop.  

Andrew McCarthy & Tim Cahill - A Conversation on Travel Writing

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 8:00pm

Free for Travel Writers & Photographers Conference attendees, $10 for General Public

In conjunction with our 2014 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, Book Passage welcomes travel writers Tim Cahill and Andrew McCarthy for an evening of conversation. Cahill is the author of numerous bestselling books on travel, including Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, Road Fever, A Wolverine is Eating My Leg, and Pass the Buttworms. He is the founding editor of Outside magazine. McCarthy is a writer, actor, and director. He is an editor-at-large with National Geographic Traveler and has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down. McCarthy made his acting debut at nineteen and has appeared in dozens of films, including Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, and The Joy Luck Club.


The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451667509
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 4th, 2013

"A soulful and searching book. Vibrant and elegant...McCarthy's prose shines with intelligence and intimacy. One feels pulled along...the book gaining momentum and meaning page by page" (Cheryl Strayed, The New York Times Book Review).

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ISBN: 9780679770794
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Published: Vintage - April 2nd, 1996

The author of A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg and Pecked to Death by Ducks gives new meaning to the words "going to extremes" in this exhilarating--and frequently hilarious--collection of adventure travel writing. "Cahill . . . (writes) with the precision ofJohn McPhee and Joan Didion tempered by a Monty Pythonesque sense of the absurd."--San Diego Union-Tribune.

Deanne Fitzmaurice - An Evening with Deanne Fitzmaurice

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 8:00pm

Introduced by Robert Holmes

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice specializes in reportage stills and motion. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and numerous other publications.

Travel Conference attendees have preferred seating.


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Tony Wheeler - In Conversation with Don George

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:30pm

In conversation with Don George

Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet Publications and author of the its very first guide, discusses his newest book, Dark Lands, with Don George, former editor of Lonely Planet and current Travel Conference Chair.

Travel Conference attendees have preferred seating.


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ISBN: 9781743218464
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Published: Lonely Planet - August 2013

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

Greedy Lords, dubious heroes, wicked relations and innocents in peril - today's world sounds like a grim fairytale

Travelling along the infamous 'Axis of Evil' led to Tony Wheeler's Bad Lands - now he's going deeper into the world's darkest corners to explore a rogue's gallery of troubled nations.

Tom Rob Smith - The Farm

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

In conversation with Otto Penzler

Tom Rob Smith is the author of the haunting new thriller The Farm. His prior acclaimed novel was Child 44. He will be joined in conversation conversation by famed editor Otto Penzler, who is the owner of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City.

Mystery Conference attendees have preferred seating.


The Farm Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446550734
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 3rd, 2014

The new international bestseller from the author of phenomenal Child 44 trilogy...
The Farm
If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son.
Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything changes.

Isabel Allende - Ripper

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

In Maya’s Notebook, Isabel Allende explored some dark territory. Now in Ripper, she brings us a terrific thriller. MIT-bound Amanda Jackson, a fan of crime fiction and the online mystery game Ripper, indulges in some investigating when murder starts breaking out all over San Francisco. Allende is the internationally acclaimed author of House of the Spirits, Paula, and Daughter of Fortune.

Mystery Conference attendees have preferred seating.


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ISBN: 9780062291400
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Published: HarperTorch - January 28th, 2014

Isabel Allende--the New York Times bestselling author whose books, including Maya's Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, and Zorro, have sold more than 57 million copies around the world--demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with Ripper, an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Fra

Anne Perry - Death on Blackheath

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:30pm

In conversation with Cara Black

Anne Perry is a distinguished author of historical detective novels. In Death on Blackheath, the murder of a “house maid” leads to conflict between England’s Special Branch and Downing Street. Perry is in discussion with Cara Black, author of Murder in Pigalle and a popular series of mysteries set in Paris.

Mystery Conference attendees have preferred seating.


Death on Blackheath Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345548382
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ballantine Books - March 25th, 2014

Anne Perry's superb "New York Times" bestselling novels set in the glorious reign of Victoria are loved by readers far and wide. Now, with this new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery, Perry returns us to that charmed era, when wealth and power rule--but where, alas, poisonous corruption lies coiled in the heart of the empire.

Murder in Pigalle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616952846
Availability: Special Order
Published: Soho Crime - March 4th, 2014

"New York Times Bestseller" Cara Black's fashionable Parisian P.I. AimEe Leduc has a new look for her 14th adventure: five months pregnant.

John Lescroart - The Keeper

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

In conversation with William Petrocelli

John Lescroart is the heart-stopping author of 25 mysteries. He discusses his new thriller The Keeper with Book Passage co-owner, William Petrocelli (author of The Circle of Thirteen). Lescroart’s novels paint a vivid, unforgettable picture of San Francisco.

Mystery Conference attendees have preferred seating.


The Keeper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476709185
Availability: Special Order
Published: Atria Books - May 6th, 2014

From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing.

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ISBN: 9781620454145
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Published: Turner - October 22nd, 2013

In 2082, a catastrophic explosion rocks the dedication ceremony of the new United Nations in New York City. Security Director Julia Moro is on the job, chasing after the misogynistic leader of Patria, a long-disbanded international terrorist organization now being whispered about again on the streets.

Valerie Plame - Blowback

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

In conversation with Tim Maleeny

Former government operative Valerie Plame first chronicled her famed CIA career in Fair Game. Now she discusses her novel Blowback. She will be joined in conversation by Mystery Conference Faculty member Tim Maleeny.

Mystery Conference attendees have preferred seating.


Blowback Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399158209
Availability: Special Order
Published: Blue Rider Press - October 1st, 2013

Introducing "Blowback, " an exhilarating new espionage thriller by former CIA ops officer Valerie Plame and thriller writer Sarah Lovett.

Path to Publishing Workshop: Introduction to Publicity

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, June 29 • 1:00 - 3:00pm • $20 (Path to Publishing Members) or $40 (General Public)  
It’s a fundamental and strategic task for you, the author, no matter how you decide to publish your work: Promote Yourself!
Or call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to register.
Pat Rose, a seasoned public relations and communications expert with a background in publishing ─ and a partner in San Francisco’s Campbell+Rose ─ joins Path to Publishing at the Corte Madera store to share strategies on how to get started on your PR path and build an effective PR campaign. Learn how to set up your own website, create and manage a blog, effectively use social and local media, and develop a strong author profile for reader sites. Pat will take your questions and also will be available during the Mix ‘n’ Mingle from 2:00 to 3:00.
Lemonade and light refreshments provided.


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