PROMO DAY to return again in May 2011!



PROMO DAY will be back in May 2011.

Although it's very early to start most of the organising, I'd like to hear from people interested in presenting a workshop during the event. The 2011 event will be a bit different from past editions with the introduction of Forum workshops as well as the LIVE ones inthe chatroom.

Topics as always should be about what happens after the book is written and other writing options e.g.Marketing, promotion general, social media, formatting, querying, blogging, article writing, niche markets like travel writing, finding an agent/publisher/editor, Technical aspects like ISBNs and copyright etc...

Please email me at promoday@ymail.com
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PROMO DAY 2011

Interested in being part of next years event?

If you would like to be considered for presenting a workshop at next years event please email giving a brief bio and outline of the workshop you would like to do. I'd like to do a combination of LIVE chatroom workshops (as in previous years) and forums workshops. Please indicate which type of workshop you prefer.

Become an official sponsor for the event and gain extra visibility for your company/services/books. If you would like more information about this please contact me via email.

Any ideas for how the event could be improved? What new features would you like to see? Give your feedback so that next years event can be even better.
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2010 event proves to be another success

Thank you to everyone who was involved in this years event and helped make it a success.

To the workshop presenters:

Sandy Lender  
Reno Lovison  
Karina Fabian   
Gina Alzate 
Lillian Cauldwell 
Janet Elaine Smith 
Joyce Anthony

And Moderators:

Molly Swoboda
William Bike 
Penny Ehrenkranz 
Ron Berry 

All did a great job and really added to the event. 

Thanks also to the official sponsor for this years event www.pumpupyourbook.com

And last but not least, to everyone who took part; promoting the event, posting to the forums, supplying files for the downloads section and visiting the site and bookstore.

I'm happy to report that I've already been contacted by several people, who thanks to PROMO DAY, have increased hits to their websites, gotten more subscribers to their newsletters, sold more books and found new markets for their writing. 

I'm also pleased at how many of you commented on how much you enjoyed the event and have already had applications from people wanting to present at next years year.

 

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Only one day to go!

PROMO DAY 2010!

The main action on PROMO DAY is divided into two main areas; the LIVE workshop chatroom and the forums.

The workshops

Navigate to the WORKSHOP chatroom. As you scroll down you will see a large yellow box with a little white box in the centre. This is the chatroom. To enter just type your name in the little white box. If asked, enter without password.

All workshops are written.

No registration is necessary. Just turn up and join in.

N.B. You will need JAVA software on your computer for the chatroom to work. You can download it for free from www.java.com

Workshop Schedule

TIME

PRESENTER

WORKSHOP

MODERATOR

15:00

Jo Linsdell

Social Media

Molly Swoboda

16:00

Sandy Lender

Virtual Tours

Jo Linsdell

17:00

Reno Lovison

Video Trailers

William Bike

18:00

Karina Fabian


Making Promotional Materials

Jo Linsdell

19:00

Gina Alzate

Divine Empowerment

Jo Linsdell

20:00

Lillian Cauldwell

Interviews and Internet Radio

Penny Ehrenkranz

21:00

Janet Elaine Smith

Turning work into fun (marketing)

Ron Berry

22:00

Joyce Anthony

Blogging

Penny Ehrenkranz


The forums

Make sure you drop by the forums and take advantage of all the opportunities to promote your writing/services during the day and mingle with other members of the writing industry.

The event will be attended by a mixture of authors, freelance writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, virtual assistants, web designs and many more... All of which are invited to promote their products and services.

There are also sections where you can post your writing samples, video trailers etc...

To sign into the forums you will need to insert the password promo1 and register. This is a simple and free process that only takes a few minutes.

Once entered you will be able to set up your own profile (add photo, website url etc...) and post to the various sections.

Should you experience problems at any point, please email using this address.

The Bookstore

Visit the on site bookstore for a selection of great titles. Various genres.

PROMO DAY 2010 is proudly sponsored by:




I look forward to seeing you there!


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The Forums

This is where the main action takes place. It's divided into easy to navigate sections to make things as simple as possible. Blantant promotion is allowed and encouraged!

This is also where you can get your hands on some great free downloads. Excellent resources for writers to save to their computers.

The password for entering the forums is promo1. When you enter you will be able to set up your profile (not complusory but an extra way to promote what you do as gives the chance to upload a photo, add your weblink etc..) and post to the forums.
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Workshop Presenter Janet Elaine Smith

Workshop: "Turning work into fun"
Presenter: Janet Elaine Smith 
Time: 21:00 CET

Outline of workshop:
Turning work into fun is a workshop on marketing. So many authors dread the marketing aspect of it, and we all know we have to do it, but it can be a lot of fun, depending in how you present yourself and your books.
 

Presenter Bio:
A busy lady who wears many hats within the writing industry. Best selling author of numerous titles and marketing expert. She is also Marketing Consultant for Star Publish. 





Check out her video trailers by clicking on the links below:

Get your ticket to an affordable vacation at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQzkJDko0qQ
 A Christmas Dream (my favorite, but don't tell!) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdEt0LHl91U&feature=related

Books by Janet Elaine Smith (just a few as she's written far too many to list them all here ;)):

 



























Find out more about her at her website http://janet_elaine_smith0.tripod.com
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The workshops

All workshops are free and open to all. No registration is necessary. Just turn up and join in. Please try to respect the start time to keep things running smoothly.

To join the chat enter your name in the small white box. If asked enter without password.
You will need JAVA software on your computer for the chatroom to work. You can download it for free from www.java.com

When the question and answer session opens type '?' if you have a question and wait for the moderator to call your name.

Times shown are Central European Time. For a time conversion please check on the Time differences page on site.

Workshop Schedule
 
TIME
PRESENTER
WORKSHOP
MODERATOR

15:00
Jo Linsdell
Social Media
TBC

16:00
Sandy Lender
Virtual Tours
TBC

17:00
Reno Lovison
Video Trailers
TBC

18:00
Karina Fabian
Making Promotional Materials
TBC

19:00

Gina Alzate

TBC

TBC

20:00

Lillian Cauldwell

Interviews and Internet Radio

TBC

21:00

Janet Elaine Smith

Turning work into fun (marketing)

TBC

22:00

Joyce Anthony

Blogging

TBC



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Book trailers

Show off your video book trailer during PROMO DAY on Saturday 15th May. Post your videos to the forums and get feedback from other attendees whilst promoting your book to thousands.

There will also be a FREE workshop in the LIVE chatroom during the event where you can learn more about video book trailers. Not to be missed!

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Promoting your services at PROMO DAY

If you offer services for writers, then PROMO DAY is the perfect place to promote them for FREE.

You will be able to sign in to the onsite forums and post information about the services you offer, pricing and your weblinks. Share testimonials and network with thousands of potential clients.

So are you an illustrator? editor? ghost writer? virtual assistant? website designer? PR agent? literary agent? etc...

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with thousands on an international level.
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Handouts and free ebooks

PROMO DAY is packed full of opportunities. During this years event on Saturday 15th May there will be a special section in the forums where you will be able to download free handouts and ebooks supplied by a variety of authors.

The files that will be available for you to download directly from the website for FREE, will cover a variety of topics related to writing, marketing and the writing industry.

If you have a file that you would like to make available for download to the thousands of people attending PROMO DAY this year please send it to me by email (subject: free download) as either a word or pdf document. This is yet another way for you to connect on a large scale internationally for FREE. Your document will be downloaded by a large number of people. In some cases those people may pass it on to others. That's a lot of people world wide reading your advice, learning our name and from your byline/bio included in the document, getting to know more about you and what you do.

Don't miss out on this opportunity!

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Publishers welcome

Publishing companies can use PROMO DAY to promote their services, give out submission guidelines and network with authors.

There will be thousands of writers, some with manuscripts ready, attending PROMO DAY on 15th May this year. What better place for publishers to check out new talents, read writing samples, book proposals etc...?

It's free to attend and everyone is welcome.

You just need to sign into the forums section and you're away! You can even set up you profile page in the forums complete with your company details and website.

PROMO DAY is an international event so what ever country your based in, you're bound to find writers interested in knowing more about publishing options with your company.

Mark your calendars for Saturday 15th May and get ready for THE online writing industry event of the year!
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PROMO DAY wins an award!


I'm honoured to have been given this award by Susan Whitfield for the work I do on PROMO DAY.
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Workshop Presenter: Jo Linsdell

Workshop Title: Social Media
3pm-4pm

Workshop Presenter: Jo Linsdell


Workshop Outline:

Social media is the modern way to advertise by the use of online communities. Are you using these free marketing strategies to generate exposure, opportunity and sales? You should be.
I'll be taking you through the various types of social media available (twitter, facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace, YouTube etc...) and how to use them. Statistics, Applications and more...Explore your online marketing options in this one hour LIVE workshop.


Bio:


Jo Linsdell is a freelance writer living in Rome, Italy. She writes articles for websites, newspapers and magazines. She has also updated to Rome. Her books "Italian for Tourists" and "A guide to weddings in Italy"  http://www.lulu.com and on http://www.amazon.com
Jo Linsdell was born in Gillingham, Kent (UK) on 16th September 1980. Married name Joanne Denise Feliciani (she uses her maiden name as her pen name).

Having passed 10 GCSE’s, she went on to study Business Studies, History and Art A-Levels at Yateley 6th Form. Jo left England and moved to Rome, Italy in June 2001, where she now lives with her husband. Their first child was born December 2007.

She has had various jobs including working in hostels, being a tour guide and teaching English as a foreign language. She now works fulltime as a freelance writer. She writes in both English and Italian.

She also writes two award winning blogs; http://astheromansdo.blogspot.com and http://writersandauthors.blogspot.com and recently launched the new site http://1sttimemums.blogspot.com

She became Editor of Robin Falls Magazine in November 2009.

She was listed on http://www.literaryworld.org/ in April 2009 on their Who's Who in the Literary Society. 

You will also know her as the brains behind PROMO DAY ;)

Books by Jo Linsdell:




 
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Promotional banner to post to your sites

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Workshop Schedule


Here's the Workshop Schedule for the 2010 event:

15:00 - Jo Linsdell - Social Media

16:00 - Sandy Lender - Virtual Tours

17:00 - Reno Lovison - Video Trailers

18:00 - Karina Fabian - Making Promotional Materials

19:00 - Carolyn Howard Johnson - Queries

20:00- Lillian Cauldwell - Interviews and Internet Radio


21:00 - Janet Elaine Smith - Turning work into fun (marketing)

22:00 - Joyce Anthony - Blogging

All times listed are in Central European Time. There is a time converter on the website should you need it.

All workshops are free to attend and open to everyone. No registration is necessary. Just log into the workshop chatroom and join in.

I still need a couple of moderators to help out. If you can share an hour or two to help moderate these workshops please email me. Please indicate in the email which workshops/times you will be available.
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