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SXSW PanelPicker Tip #14: Book Readings

The Forrest Four-Cast: July 9, 2018

Speaking proposals for SXSW 2019 are now being accepted via the PanelPicker interface. Through the entry deadline of July 20, this space offers 25 tips on how you can have the most success in this process.

If you are a recently-published author, then a reminder to enter a speaking proposal in the “Book Reading” format. An hour-long solo sessions, Book Readings give the author a chance to explore the themes or motifs present in their work. Authors selected to speak at part of this Book Reading program are also invited to sign/sell copies of their work at the SXSW Bookstore. Read this blog post to learn about some of the top authors who delivered Book Readings at the 2018 event.

Click here to read a running list of all 25 PanelPicker tips. For info on what NOT to do when entering a speaking proposal in this interface, read this post from 2015 as well as this post from 2016.

Also remember that the registration process for SXSW 2019 opens on Wednesday, August 1. Buy your badge early to ensure the lowest rates and to have the most options on convenient downtown lodging.

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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