1. Galleys will be distributed through the January Consortium whitebox. 2. Additional marketing will include wholesaler and trade advertising. Our publicity efforts will include a large galley mailing to Asian American media outlets, Minnesota media, all major dailies, and women's glossies. 3. An independent publicist has been hired to coordinate an internet campaign. 4. Postcards featuring this book, Yuko Taniguchi's The Ocean in the Closet, and Sun Yung Shin's Skirt Full of Black will be sent to a large Minnesota list and to a national Asian American Studies and Literature academic list. We'll also promote these books at all major academic and library conferences. 5. The author has a web site at www.wangping.com Tour: San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN and more cities TBA.
Wang Ping was born in Shanghai and grew up on a small island in the East China Sea. After three years spent farming in a mountain village commune, she attended Beijing University. In 1985 she left China to study in the United States, earning her PhD from New York University. She is the acclaimed author of the short story collection American Visa, the novel Foreign Devil, two poetry collections: Of Flesh & Spirit and The Magic Whip, and the cultural study Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China.