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Trending: How Social Media is Reshaping the Publishing Industry
Start Date: 4/11/2018Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 4/11/2018End Time: 7:30 PM

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Join Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences for a night of networking with peers in the publishing and communication industries. We’ll explore the social side of publishing with special guests Nicole De Jackmo, VP of Publicity and Marketing at Quirk Books, Ernest Owens, LGBTQ editor of Philadelphia magazine, and Andrew Stuart, literary agent and founder of the Stuart Agency. How are publishing houses, authors, agents and other industry experts using social platforms to find new content and talent, promote their brands and books, and build a dedicated following – often before the ink is even set?

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and build relationships with leaders in the publishing and communication industries, while exploring how social media is redefining the publishing landscape. Light appetizers, beer and wine will be provided.

Sponsored by Drexel’s Graduate Programs in Publishing, Communication, and Communication, Culture & Media.


About Our Speakers

Nicole De Jackmo is VP of Publicity and Marketing at Quirk Books, where she directs the marketing activities for the independent publisher's books and brand, including the company’s social media accounts. She also advises authors on how to best use social media to elevate awareness for their books. Named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree for 2016, she has worked on campaigns for more than 20 New York Times bestsellers, including the #1 New York Times bestseller “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Ernest Owens is the LGBTQ editor of Philadelphia magazine and CEO of Ernest Media Empire, LLC. Owens is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has written for USA Today, NBC News, The Grio, BET, and other major publications. He has covered intersectional issues pertaining to social justice, politics and pop culture, both locally and nationally, while using his verified social media accounts to track stories down. You can follow his award-winning work on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MrErnestOwens and ernestowens.com.

Andrew Stuart has over 25 years of publishing experience, most of it as an agent. His company, the Stuart Agency, represents a wide range of high-quality nonfiction and fiction across all categories, including current affairs, history, science, business, psychology, memoir, literary fiction and pop culture. From the podcast “Hardcore History” to the Youtube channel “BroScience,” he has considerable experience translating social media content into book form. His projects and clients include countless New York Times bestsellers, including former Congressman Ron Paul, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kathleen Parker, legendary publisher Larry Flynt and bestselling authors Heather Mac Donald and Christopher Ryan.

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