Over the past few years, publishing has undergone an indie revolution similar to what occurred in the film and music industries. While these changes have made now the best time in history to be an author, they have also made it one of the most confusing. In his presentation titled, The Four Paths to Publishing, Keith Ogorek, self-published author and industry thought leader, outlines four clear opportunities authors can now pursue to reach their publishing goals; addressing each path’s advantages and disadvantages and key questions authors should consider as they evaluate their publishing options.
Are you trying to decode how to write the perfect mystery? Join best-selling mystery author, Serita Stevens as she explains:
The outline of a mystery
Why outlines are crucial
Characters needed and their motivations
How to plant clues so the reader doesn't feel cheated
Research needed to write a mystery
Different types of mysteries/ mystery vs suspense vs thriller
You have a great book idea, you know how you want to get it published…now what? How will you inform the masses of your book? Join Nicole Baker as she give you some pointers on spreading the word about your book!
International best-selling author Cali Gilbert shares her inspirational story of going from homeless to an international best-selling author, motivating all of us to overcome our challenges.
Author P.J. Hoover talks about how she initially self published her book Solstice and later was successful in finding a home with a traditional publisher. She shares what she did to highlight her platform and what happened after the book was acquired.
These days every author is expected to market his or her own book. But what does that mean? What can you realistically expect in terms of time, effort, and cost in marketing your book? Author PR expert Lynda O'Connor shares her thoughts on the matter.
Advertising and public relations aren't the same thing. If you are just getting into handling your own marketing efforts, check out this podcast to learn the difference, as explained by Lynda O'Connor of O'Connor Communications. Lynda covers the credibility, cost, and control involved in each of the two techniques.
If you are handling your own PR for your book, you'll want to listen to this great podcast with PR expert Lynda O'Connor. She shares some great tips about the work involved, the impact of your attitude, and more. She even suggests that you become a bit of a spy.
Author P.J. Hoover started her professional life as an engineer. So how did she end up as an author? Listen to her story and be inspired to follow your own path to author-hood, no matter where you started out. She shares what motivated her to start writing and how she found time and a process that worked for her.
So you've been working hard on your book marketing efforts and now you have been asked for an interview. In this podcast, Lynda O'Connor, of O'Connor Communications, describes how to prepare for an interview so it is a success. Lynda suggests you research the show and the host's style. She also says to send your bio, the book, a list of questions to ask you, and more.