Tom Mayer | How to Write a Best Seller (or a Successful Trade Book)

Tom Mayer | How to Write a Best Seller (or a Successful Trade Book)

Have an idea for a book? Want to publish with a big trade press? Or do you just want to learn more about the state of publishing? Tom Mayer, a Senior Editor and Vice President at W. W. Norton & Company, who publishes literary fiction and general nonfiction, joined FHI's Publishing Humanities Initiative (PHI) for a conversation on the rigors of publishing. Books Mr. Mayer has edited have won or been nominated for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Edgar Awards. Find him on Twitter at @tomstonemayer. The conversation was moderated by author/anthropologist Kelly Alexander from the Duke Cultural Anthropology Department.

This event was sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Forum for Scholars and Publics (FSP), and the Humanities Unbounded Ethnography Lab.