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Open Book by Jessica Sorentino

Open Book, a weekly podcast hosted by Jessica Sorentino, highlights insightful discussions, expert interviews, and insider secrets that ensures your book goes beyond the bookshelf, to where readers are—on social media. You will not only learn how to publish your book, but you’ll also discover new ways to promote your book and connect to literary lovers, all while owning who you are as an author. Sorentino provides expert advice to authors who are trying to promote their books.

In episode one, Sorentino talks about the importance of authenticity in social media posts. By successfully doing this, you can make yourself stand out. She also talks about the importance of posting engaging content and the resonance that it will create.

Episode two is an interview with bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey. She shares her experience about hitting the New York Times best selling author list, the role of digital platforms such as blogs and social media in promoting her work, collaborating with fellow authors in her 'Friends and Fiction' web show and podcast, and the importance of building and maintaining an email list.

From both Sorentino and Harvey, you gain valuable insight into promoting books and staying relevant with followers on social media platforms. You will also hear great book recommendations! Stay tuned weekly for more interesting episodes.

At the beginning of each episode, Sorentino talks about how her podcast episodes are recorded in the Creative Studio of the Will Library. Make a reservation on the YPL website to begin recording your own podcast.

Michael Walsh is an Adult Services Librarian at the Will Librarian. He is currently reading American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion by Victor Failmezger.

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