Literary Salon: Scott James

LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Scott James, New York Times Columnist and Author of Soma and The Sower








Scott James/Kemble Scott
Scott James/Kemble Scott

Monday, April 4, 2011 || 7pm
Book Passage || Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera ||

Laurie McAndish King fills in as host for Linda Watanabe McFerrin at the April salon when Scott James, New York Times columnist and author of SoMa and The Sower shares “Insights From the Front Lines of Publishing.”

There seem to be game-changing headlines about writing every day: ebooks, blogels, print-on-demand, pay walls, DIY. How do you sort it all out? Scott James has worked with both mainstream publishers and the latest technologies that allow writers to reach readers directly. James will share his experiences in both realms, plus offer a frank discussion about the opportunities and challenges in this time of transition in the publishing world.

Scott straddles the worlds of both fact and fiction as a writer. He’s a three-time Emmy winning journalist who currently writes a weekly column about the San Francisco Bay Area for The New York Times and The Bay Citizen. His reports often receive extensive media coverage, ranging from The New Yorker magazine, Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” and E! channel’s “Chelsea Lately” to Fox News.

Scott is also a novelist. Under the pen name Kemble Scott he’s the author of two books, SoMa and The Sower, both San Francisco Chronicle bestsellers. SoMa, a national Lambda Literary Award finalist for debut fiction, was the first novel launched using YouTube. The Sower, initially released as a ebook, was the first novel sold by, and was later published in hardcover by Numina Press, with foreign rights sold for both Spanish and Russian translations.

It should be quite an evening. Don’t miss it.