Susan Shapiro

Susan Shapiro, an award-winning writer and professor, freelances for the NY Times, Washington Post, WSJ, LA Times, NY Magazine, Salon, Elle, Oprah, Wired & New Yorker online. She's the bestselling author/coauthor of 17 books her family hates like Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Lighting Up, Unhooked, The Bosnia List and her recent memoir The Forgiveness Tour. She lives with her scriptwriter husband in Manhattan and uses her writing/publishing guides The Book Bible and Byline Bible to teach her wildly popular "instant gratification takes too long" courses at The New School, NYU, Columbia University and in private classes & seminars - now online. Follow her on Twitter at @susanshapironet, Instagram at @Profsue123 or email ProfSue123@gmail.com.



AMERICAN SHIELD IS A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

The Sergeant on CNN’s Jake Tapper
Booklist starred review of Book Bible
Library Journal starred review of World In Between
Book List starred review of World In Between
Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Forgiveness Tour
Business Insider ❤️s The Byline Bible & Sue’s Zoom class

Buy THE BOOK BIBLE
Winner of 2023 ASJA book Award

Buy THE BYLINE BIBLE
Winner of 2019 ASJA Book Award
Winner of 2018 Best Book Award for Writing & Publishing

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March 18th Class April 2nd Panel April 24 Panel
5-WEEK ONLINE SELL YOUR BOOK CLASS
starting again Monday March 18-April 15, 2024
6-8 pm EST $500. For more info
email ProfSue123@gmail.com

FREE IN-PERSON NYU SECRETS OF PUBLISHING PANEL
Tuesday April 2 from 6-7:30 pm
at NYU Bookstore 726 Broadway NYC
with authors Anita Rosenberg (How to Be The Star Of Your Life)
Jennifer Baker (Forgive me Not), NYTimes editor Peter Catapano
(Question Everything) agent Cherise Fisher, book editors Jackson Howard (FSG)
Pronoy Sarkar (Little Brown) & Danielle Perez (freelance)
moderated by Susan Shapiro

FREE IN-PERSON FLORIDA SECRETS OF PUBLISHING PANEL
Tuesday April 24 from 6:30 to 8 PM
at Books & Books in Coral Gables
with authors Aquilino Gonell (American Shield)
Raj Tawney (Colorful Palate), editor Dan Lopez (The Show House)
Susan Shapiro (Book Bible) moderated by Miami author & teacher Andrea Askowitz

Zoom video of 6/20/23 panel with Paragraph NYC
SECRETS OF BOOK PUBLISHING

Video of Sue’s 6/22/2011 NBCC panel at NYU bookstore
THE SECRETS OF BOOK PUBLISHING

Preview of 6/1/2007 Cooper Union Mediabistro Panel
SECRETS OF FIRST PERSON WRITING PANEL

10/25/2010 ONE ON ONE Sheryl McCarthy Q & A
https://vimeo.com/16709748

Video preview of Sue’s 2/7/2008 Cooper Union
THE SECRETS BEHIND BOOK PUBLISHING

Video of Sue's 8/7/2015 Strand Bookstore panel:
THE SECRETS OF BOOK PUBLISHING

Video of Sue's 4/2/2014 Strand Bookstore panel:
THE SECRETS OF FIRST PERSON PUBLISHING

Video of Sue's 9/19/2012 NBCC Brooklyn Book Festival panel
HOW TO PUBLISH BOOK REVIEWS & FEATURES

Video of Sue's 6/20/2012 panel at NYU Bookstore
WRITING ABOUT LOVE & PASSION

Video of Sue's 1/19/2016 Strand Bookstore Event
PANEL FOR JUDY BATALION'S BOOK LAUNCH

Video of Sue's 2/10/2016 NYU Bookstore Event
VALENTINE'S DAY PUBLISHING PANEL

Video of Sue’s 6/18/2013 Strand Panel
SECRETS OF PUBLISHING

Video of 2/2015 Florida Books & Books event
BOSNIA LIST TALK WITH KENAN TREBINCEVIC

Video of 6/5/2015 PEN AMERICAN CENTER panel
THE BOSNIA LIST TALK WITH KENAN TREBINCEVIC

Video of Sue's 9/30/2014 Strand panel
CELEBRATION OF HARVEY SHAPIRO'S LAST POEMS

Video of Sue's 7/26/2016 Strand Bookstore Event
PANEL FOR ROB SPILLMAN'S BOOK LAUNCH
Video of Sue’s 12/14/2018 Strand Bookstore Panel
BYLINE BIBLE PUBLISHING SUCCESS STORIES

Video of May 23, 2019 Strand Bookstore panel for
DEBORAH LANDAU’S BOOK LAUNCH

Video of Sue’s 2/19/2019 NYU Bookstore Panel
SECRETS OF PUBLISHING PANEL

Zoom video of Sue’s 1/23/21 Strand Bookstore panel
FORGIVENESS TOUR BIRTHDAY LAUNCH

Deadline Club’s Secrets of Publishing panel 2/16/2021
ZOOM VIDEO

World In Between Launch/Immigrant Stories panel Zoom video
Shakespeare & Co. 7/27/2021 (Sorry for cut off intro & tech glitches)

Zoom Video of Sue at Politics & Prose 8/5/2021
WORLD IN BETWEEN MUSLIM/JEWISH BOOK TALK

Zoom video of Sue’s Q & A with David Levine 11/1/2021
SECRET OF PUBLISHING Q & A WITH DAVID LEVINE

Zoom video of Sue’s Temple Israel panel 2/22/2022
SECRETS OF BOOK PUBLISHING

Video of Zibby Owen's 7/5/2022 Strand book launch
SECRETS OF PUBLISHING PANEL

Secrets of Publishing Panel Book Bible, 7/14/2022
SECRETS OF PUBLISHING PANEL

Video of Jessica Seigel's 9/27/2022 Deadline Club panel
SALMAGUNDI CLUB NYC PUBLISH WITHOUT PERISHING

Zoom video of panel with David Levine 1/3/2023
SECRETS OF PUBLISHING

Zoom video of 1/23/23 Strand book panel with Renee Watson
SECRETS OF PUBLISHING

Zoom video of American Shield launch at Strand Bookstore 11/20/2023
SECRETS OF PUBLISHING PANEL

Zoom video of Q & A with agent Samantha Wekstein & David Levine 1/8/2024
PUBLISHING SECRETS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Zoom video 1/23/2024
SECRETS TO LAND A BOOK DEAL


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