Friday, June 5, 2015

Conference Season for Authors

Writer conferences, conventions and workshops are scheduled all year long and attendance is recommended for anyone who wants to create a career in the world of books and publishing, no matter how much that venue has changed in recent years.
To help our readers, here are a few links pulled from the past three years of articles already posted on this site. 

Conference & Conventions: To Do & What NOT To Do - Any Questions?

Friday, May 23, 2014
This month, we attended the RT Booklovers Convention (RT) in New Orleans, LA. RT is a reader focused event sponsored by RT Book Reviews. This event is designed to celebrate romance readers and writers, and as a result agents, editors, and a vast swath of professionals in the publishing industry attend this event. Why? Because READERS, especially avid readers, do not limit themselves to one section of the bookstore. This is a unique event where the decision makers in publishing can have direct contact with customers who buy books To Read - not as part of a corporate revenue stream. [READ MORE]

How to Work a Conference

Friday, June 6, 2014
What do we mean when we say "work" a conference?

There are two kinds of people who go to conferences and conventions:
1) People who are there to ATTEND the conference (attendees).
2) People who are there to WORK the conference (workers).   [READ MORE]

Networking - the primary Pull

Friday, February 15, 2013
One of the finest points of Pull Marketing is so basic it's actually a Golden Rule of good behavior:  Treat others as You want to be Treated.   [READ MORE]

Turning Marketing Messages Into Actual Purchases: My Nikki Navarre Adventure

Friday, November 9, 2012
Morgan here with a Field Report from the Emerald City Writers' Conference in Seattle, WA.

Lately, Therese and I have heard many a tale of woe and frustration from published authors who feel their marketing efforts are wasted energy. Speaking from personal experience, I can't stress how much marketing is a marathon NOT a sprint. You have to give your marketing efforts time to marinade.    [READ MORE]

POP Marketing: Bookfair and Author Signing at ECWC

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Oh how we love a good bookfair! And the bookfair at the Emerald City Writers' Conference 2012 was a wonderful mix of meeting new people and touching base with old friends. The POP marketing varied from elaborate to nonexistent.    [READ MORE]

Of course, the most important thing to remember about attending any professional event - be your best authentic self and have fun!

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