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UNSUITABLE #14, Marketing Fiction in the Digital Age

with Shawn Nicholls (Duke ’02), HarperCollins
January 25th, 2017
6:30 PM


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chemistry Building 011)

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


UNSUITABLE” is an events series that engages students and members of the Durham community in a discussion of women’s interests and popular fiction. It is run in conjunction with “Publishing & Marketing Popular Fiction: A Case Study of the Romance Novel” course at Duke University. 

Shawn Nicholls is an Associate Publisher at HarperCollins, overseeing the sales and marketing aspects of the mass market and e-original divisions with a strong emphasis on romance. A 2002 Duke graduate with economics and English degrees, Shawn originally ventured to New York City to parlay a successful career at The Chronicle into a full-time gig as a sportswriter, eventually landing at Sports Illustrated. After many years as a road warrior he turned to his longtime obsession with books, landing at Random House before eventually finding a home at HarperCollins. He’s been a mainstay on the romance circuit ever since.

Their sponsors include Duke's Forum for Scholars and Publics, the History Department, Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, #Artstigators, and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute.

All “UNSUITABLE” events are free and open to the public. This is Duke DEMAN event.