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Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo presents a free public lecture on how writers can successfully promote their work. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, August 19, from 6:30 ÔÇô 7:30 p.m. in UCB Room 100.

This One Weird Trick Will Put You on the Bestseller List: 21st Century Publishing and the Rise of the "authorpreneur," is intended for anyone interested in the business of writing. Dr. Emmeline de Pillis, professor of management in the College of Business and Economics, will discuss strategies to reach readers, including:

* Is a book trailer really necessary?
* What should one blog and tweet?
* Is BookBub worth it?
* When does one have time to write?

de Pillis has published in outlets including the Journal of Education for Business, Communications of the ACM, College Student Journal, and the Journal of Corporate Citizenship. Her first novel, The Musubi Murder, was recently released by Five Star, a division of Cengage.

For more information, call CCECS at 974-7664.

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