Getting ready to promote a book? Saskatchewan Festival of Word's 7 Things I Learned About Publicity and Marketing with Farzana Doctor will address how authors can learn to: take charge of their publicity; work in partnership with a publicist (freelance or with your publisher); use social media; pitch traditional media; create and attract people to your events; and other useful marketing strategies. Jam-packed with tips and ideas, Farzana will break down how to make your self-promotion more effective and fun.
About the book:
A brave, soulfully written feminist novel about inheritance and resistance that tests the balance between kinship and the fight against customs that harm us.
When Sharifa accompanies her husband on a marriage-saving trip to India in 2016, she thinks that she’s going to research her great-great-grandfather, a wealthy business leader and philanthropist. What captures her imagination is not his rags-to-riches story, but the mystery of his four wives, missing from the family lore. She ends up excavating much more than she had imagined.
Sharifa’s trip coincides with a time of unrest within her insular and conservative religious community, and there is no escaping its politics. A group of feminists is speaking out against khatna, an age-old ritual they insist is female genital cutting. Sharifa’s two favourite cousins are on opposite sides of the debate and she seeks a middle ground. As the issue heats up, Sharifa discovers an unexpected truth and is forced to take a position.