Forum workshop with Sandy Lender

365 Days of Non-Stop Marketing
With Sandy Lender of Night Wolf Publications

Workshop outline:
Marketing and promotion is the author's responsibility, but there are myriad inexpensive, creative, not-too-time-consuming activities in which you can partake to get the word out about your book. Check in throughout PROMO! Day with author and marketer Sandy Lender for tons of tips on how to market and promote with a plan. She's currently marketing 365 days of 2011--from in-store appearances to in-person presentations to online interviews and more. Visit this forum for ideas, strategies and a gameplan that's sure to help you get your promotion jump-started for serious success.
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Forum Workshop with Joyce Lavene

Joyce Lavene will be presenting an all day workshop in the forums at this years event.

Brief outline of what the workshop will cover:
Selling, writing, and promoting series mysteries, fantasies, etc. is different and can be more difficult than writing stand-alone books. It might seem as though it begins with the contract and how many books you think you can write and promote in a year. How often should the books come out? How will you be paid for them? But it starts when you first determine the books will be a series. How do you give enough information without giving away the plots, future and past? How many characters does it take to write a continuing series? Is your idea big enough to be more than one book? What publishers are looking for series books? And when it comes to promotion, how can you keep your readers interested and continuing to buy your series?

Joyce Lavene writes with her husband/partner, Jim. Together they have written and published more than 50 books.. They have written mystery, fantasy and science fiction series in the last 12 years. They currently write two mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime – Missing Pieces Mysteries and Renaissance Faire Mysteries. They live in North Carolina with their family. Their website is Joyce blogs at .
They also continue to write for their hometown newspaper, .

2011 workshops

There is still space for more workshops at this years event, both LIVE one hour long workshops in the chatroom and all day workshops in the forums. If you would like to present a workshop please email an outline of your workshop along with a short bio. Please also indicate which type of workshop you would like to do and if a LIVE one what time C.E.T. you'd prefer to start (there is a time converter on site if needed).

All crew members get one book added free of charge to the onsite bookstore as a thank you for their time. Additional books can be added at €5,00 per book.

Ideas for workshops include; finding agents, what editors look for, legal aspects of publishing a book, book formatting 101, how to query, freelance writing as a career, organisation and time management, marketing and promotional tools, blogging, social media, preparing to author events.... These are just a few ideas but I'm open to other too.

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