Good Publicity:

A Reality Check on What to Expect and What Lies Ahead When the Reviews are Out

It’s a great feeling to wake up and open up a newspaper or magazine to see your book reviewed. But what do we do with the good publicity? From my experience, something else has to happen, and social media is not necessarily the answer when good reviews result in occasional book sale spikes, but not overall trends. In this talk, I’d like to share what I learned about what we can do next to keep our book relevant, whether it’s been out on the market for six months or six years. I’ll tell you about some of my experiences in 2021 in the pre- and post-publication phases of publishing my memoir, The Wagamama Bride, and address the all-important question that we as authors ask ourselves. Did my book have an impact? Did it matter? What comes next? 


When: Sunday February 20th 

18:00-19:00 Japan time

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Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi lived in Tokyo for thirty years, from 1987 to 2017. She wrote for The Japan Times and ANA Wingspan, and edited, and managed the production for Kyoto Romance with Teruhide Kato, To Live As We Are by Sachiko Adachi, Through the Eyes of Illusion by Edythe Frese van Rhoon and more recently her memoir, The Wagamama Bride. As a self-taught intuitive artist, she’s initiated thousands through her independently published art guidebook and deck of cards, called The Genesis Way, with editions in English, Japanese and Hebrew. You can find out more about Liane’s publishing activities at and her art classes at

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