January 14, 2020

NYU School of Professional Studies to Present its First Media Talk of 2020, “Passionate Readers, Powerful Publishing: Reaching Niche Audience in New Ways”

Moderated by New York Times Book Review Editor Pamela Paul, the February 12th Panel Discussion Features Bestselling Authors Sarah MacLean, Tochi Onyebuchi, Veronica Roth, and Karin Slaughter

NEW YORK, January 14, 2020— The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Publishing will present the first panel discussion of its 2020 Media Talk Series on Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The panel, “Passionate Readers, Powerful Publishing: Reaching Niche Audiences in New Ways, will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Streets). A networking cocktail reception will follow from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The panel discussion will focus on the importance of genre fiction, and how authors connect with readers through unique vantage points and literary styles. Panelists will focus on a variety of genres including mysteries, romances, dystopian and historical fiction, and sci-fi.

Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include:

  • Sarah MacLean, a Washington Post columnist and bestselling author of young adult and romance novels, including her New York Times bestselling debut novel, “Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake.She is often described as the “queen of historical romance.”
  • Tochi Onyebuchi, author of the science fiction/fantasy novels, War Girls and Beasts Made of Night, as well as the soon-to-be-released novel Riot Baby.
  • Veronica Roth, the New York Times bestselling author of the popular Divergent Trilogy Series (Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant), the Carve the Mark duology, and the forthcoming novel Chosen Ones.
  • Karin Slaughter, an internationally acclaimed mystery writer who has published more than 19 novels, including her most recent The Last Widow, in 37 languages and with more than 35 million copies sold worldwide.

To register for the event, visit https://tinyurl.com/NYUMediaTalk2020.

For media inquiries, please contact Michael DeMeo at michael.demeo@nyu.edu or Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu.

About the NYUSPS Media Talk Series
The NYUSPS Media Talk Series presents public conversations with media leaders about trends and important publishing topics from an industry insider’s viewpoint. Two Media Talk events took place in 2019. The February 2019 Media Talk, titled “From Book to Screen to Stage: New Audiences for Bestselling Fiction,” featured bestselling authors Harlen Coben, Val Emmich, and Adriana Trigiani, and the June 2019 Media Talk, “Book Lovers on the Internet: Connecting with Readers in Digital Ways,” included Cristina Arreola, senior books editor at Bustle, Jane K. Lee of Epic Reads, and authors Emma Straub and Jess Zimmerman. Other NYU Media Talks have featured bestselling authors such as David Baldacci, Alice Hoffman, Jeff Kinney, Erik Larson, Lauren Oliver, Jodi Picoult, Jeffrey Toobin, and Colson Whitehead.

About the NYUSPS Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media
The NYUSPS Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media offers a range of innovative programs in publishing and digital media, including the MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media, a 42-credit graduate program that prepares students for careers in books, digital and magazine media; the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), a six-week intensive for recent college graduates, rising college seniors, and young professionals who are interested in entry-level careers in media; and executive education programs, both in New York and abroad. For more information about the Center for Publishing, visit sps.nyu.edu/publishing.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
For 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.

NYUSPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYUSPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYUSPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 27,000 NYUSPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world.

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