Look at what you missed….
Do You Have the Edge? Every Author Needs One!
Are you ready for 3 amazing days that will change your authoring life?
Over THREE incredible, high content delivering days, you will be working with amazing book marketing strategists, publicists, Internet gurus, mobile marketing geniuses, audio and video pioneers … all done in an intense workshop environment … Block the dates on your calendar and register now for THREE days that will turn you and your book into creating the edge that you both need. Keynotes are Guy Kawasaki (APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur), Joel Friedlander (The Book Designer)and Penny Sansevieri (Red Hot Internet Publicity). All attendees get a copy of Guy Kawasaki’s APE when the check in at registration.
Thursday Keynote* 11:00-12:00
|Penny Sansevieri||What Works, and Doesn’t Work as of May, 2013 in Book Marketing|
Thursday Eaglets* 12:10 to 4:55
|12:15-12:45||Judith Briles||Author YOU: Creating and Building the Author and Book Platform|
|12:50-1:25||Amy Lang||Social Media 101 for Beginners|
|1:40-2:10||Jerusha Stewart||Legal Needs for Authors & Their Business|
|2:15-2:50||Brian Jud||Tips for Video Interviews|
|2:55-3:25||Bret Ridgway||Product Repurposing for Maximum Book Life|
|3:40-4:15||Carol McManus||How LinkedIn Adds to Your Edge|
|4:20 -4:55||Hobie Hobart||Covers that Brand You and Your Book|
Thursday Eagles* 12:10 to 4:55
|12:10-12:50||Matthew Bennett||Selling Your Books by the Freakin’ Truckload|
|12:55-1:35||Georgia McCabe||Hidden Tips & Secrets of Social Media|
|1:45-2:20||Patti Thorn||Book Reviews … the Good, Bad and the Ugly|
|2:25-2:55||JV Crum||Your Millionaire Author Model|
|3:00-3:30||Steve Replin||Legal Info to Keep Your from Going OFF the Edge|
|3:40-4:20||Joan Stewart||Quick and Dirty Blog Posts when You Don’t have Time|
|4:20-4:55||Daniel Hall||Creating & Building Your Information Empire|
* Eagles and Eaglets are separate a separate ticket item.
Deep Dive Dinner Workshop with Joel Friedlander 5:05-9:00
Blogging FROM the Ground Up … How to Build a Blog THAT Works!
Friday Throughout Friday, you may (1) buy 15 minutes of a Speaker’s time for $20—all proceeds benefit the Author U Foundation and (2) have a video made with Brian Jud interviewing you for your website and YouTube channel for $50.
|7:00 -8:00||Registration, Exhibits|
|8:00-8:30||Welcome and Opening|
|8:30-9:25||Guy Kawasaki||Going APE Over Your Book with the Publishing Revolution|
|9:30-10:25||Joan Stewart||Finding Reviews in Oddball Places that Rock|
|10:25-11:20||AM Break & Exhibits|
|11:20-11:45||Author Shark Tank|
|11:50-12:45||Daniel Hall||eMail Marketing for Digital Success|
|1:25-2:25||Dan Janal||Why Publicity Still Works|
|2:30-3:30||Georgia McCabe||Social Media BluePrint for Authors|
|3:30-4:00||PM Break & Exhibits|
|4:00-4:25||Author Shark Tank|
|4:25-5:20||Matthew Bennett||Outselling the NY Times Bestsellers|
|5:25-6:25||Rounds with the Pros|
|6:30-9:30||Dinner and Entertainment||Included with registration-Thin Ice Band is back–extra tickets available–make it a Date Night!|
Have a good night’s rest … tomorrow is jam-packed … with the EARLY SUNRISE and COFFEE session at 7:15 am.
Be there … you don’t want to miss: How to Run Your Entire Social Media Campaign in 4 Hours a Week!
Throughout Saturday, you may (1) buy 15 minutes of a Speaker’s time for $20—all proceeds benefit the Author U Foundation and (2) have a video made with Brian Jud interviewing you for your website and YouTube channel for $50. You must sign up at Registration for times.
|7:00 -8:00||Registration, Exhibits|
|7:15-8:00||Mary Agnes Antonopoulos EARLY SUNRISE Workshop—don’t miss this:||How to Run Your Entire Social Media Campaign in 4 Hours a Week|
|8:15-9:05||Penny Sansavieri||The Good, the Bad, the Ugly on Publishing and Book Marketing Today|
|9:10-10:10||Amy Collins||Making Money Selling Your Book in a Whole New World with the Right Distribution|
|10:10-10:45||AM Break & Exhibits|
|11:45-11:10||Author Shark Tank|
|11:10-12:10||Peggy McColl||Make Your Book a Best Seller Using Effective & Proven Online Marketing Techniques That Work!|
|1:10-2:10||Mike O’Neil & Lori Ruff||Crafting Your Unique Online Community to Create the Edge|
|2:15-3:15||Mark Malatestal, Anita Mumm||Agents … Who, What, Where, When and Why|
|3:15-3:45||PM Break & Final Exhibit Last Visit|
|3:45-4:45||Greg Godek||1001 Ways to Sell 1,000,001 Books|
|4:45-5:00||Wrap-Up, Grand Prize Drawing|
After Dark Do you like to laugh? Eat? Author U is going to the Comedy Improv – for $15, you a show and a lot of laughs–dinner and beverage is available onsite. We will get you from the hotel to the Improv. You MUST pre-register for this by contacting Judith Briles at Judith@Briles.com.
Don’t forget to pre-register for Extravaganza 2014 before you leave and get the EARLY, EARLY Bird Discount! Dates are May 1-3. Author U has a special bonus gift for you from the Keynote speaker, Mark Coker, President of Smashwords that you will receive at the Extravaganza before you leave on Saturday.
Your Investment NOW is …
$525 for Author U Members and $675 for Non-Members at the door. You may register family members or co-workers for approximately half price who are not already Author U members.
NOTE: After April 2nd, there are NO Refunds.
Author U … where authors learn how to be authors … creating and publishing books they never regret.
Count me in for the Author U Extravaganza 2013!
Going APE Over Your Book … Publishing in Today’s Revolution
The author and business worlds are APE over Guy Kawasaki. He was the Chief Evangelist of Apple … he’s the author of multiple NY Times bestsellers … he’s got over 1.2 million followers on Twitter … his most recent book is APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur … and he’s the Keynote at the Author U Extravaganza. You, your book and your publishing business can’t afford to miss this amazing session. All in attendance will get a FREE copy of Guy’s latest book, APE. Guy is at www.Alltop.com.
Blogging FROM the Ground Up … How to Build a Blog THAT Works!
The author of A Self-Publisher’s Manual, graphic designer, book designer and guru of creating a blog from scratch and how to grow it to 40,000 followers in two years will deliver an extensive 4-hour Deep Dive Workshop on the late afternoon of May 2nd. Joel is a self-published author and book designer who blogs about book design, self-publishing and the indie publishing life at www.TheBookDesigner.com. He runs Marin Bookworks, where he helps publishers and authors who decide to publish get to market on time and on budget with books that are both properly constructed and beautiful to read.C When you leave this workshop, you will learn how to create the Edge that Hooks Your Readers. Dinner included.
1001 Ways to Sell 1,000,001 Books
Selling over 3 million copies of his first self-published book, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic, Greg sold his independent publishing company to Source Books. He will reveal how he did it; what worked (and didn’t). Greg Godek is a marketing and strategic genius. He will share lessons from the biggest book signing tour in the history of publishing, the secrets of reverse shoplifting, and love stories and horror stories from two decades of obsessive book-writing, outrageous marketing, and incurable bibliophilia. Greg’s website is www.1001WaysToBeRomantic.com.
Finding Reviews in Oddball Places that Rock
The Publicity Hound is back with a whole new round of strategies on and off the Internet that will propel you and your book to new heights. Joan teaches Publicity Hounds how to catch the attention of frazzled news directors, busy reporters and grumpy editors. Joan shows authors how to use the traditional media and social networking to establish their credibility, enhance their reputation, position themselves as experts, sell more products and services, promote a favorite cause or issue, and establish their companies as employers of choice. She knows how to create huge Twitter followings. www.PublicityHound.com
What Works, and Doesn’t Work as of May, 2013 in Book Marketing
The author of multiple books, her latest is the all new version of Red Hot Internet Publicity–a bible in your personal library. Penny is one of the key book marketing gurus in the world today. She kicks of Thursday with a hands-on perspective of what the “real” book marketing world is like as of May 2, 2013. With over 100,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, authors listen when Penny speaks. Penny will be at the Extraganza Thursday and Friday. www.AMarketingExpert.com
eMail Marketing for Digital Success
One of the most amazing eMarketing and eMonitezing strategists is sharing his amazing depth of wisdom. Brilliant in repurposing ideas/concepts, Daniel will drop down quickly and deeply into a variety of ideas that will take you, authoring and publishing, into realms you hadn’t thought about. www.DanielHall.com
Social Media BluePrint for Authors
What’s in your blueprint wallet? Better yet, do you have one? You will after this dynamic, how-to session that will open your eyes and your minds with the array of possibilities to truly create the full scope of what today’s author needs. There are wants, but you have to begin with the needs–some you don’t know! www.GeorgiaMcCabe.com
How to Maximize Your Edge Using LinkedIn
The LinkedIn Lady has the perfect session for anyone scratching their heads–should they LinkedIn or shouldn’t they? The answer is yes … but how… what are the tricks and techniques that the beginning path needs to know about. Carol has the answers. www.CarolMcManus.com
Why Publicity Still Works
PR is PR … Learn from the Master of PR News to create the edge you need now. Dan will show you the who, what, why, where, where and how to make this all come together without falling into the money pit that is common in publicity. www.PRLeads.com
Make Your Book a Best Seller Using Effective & Proven Online Marketing rechniques that Work!
The Latest and Greatest on the Amazon Bestseller Campaigns that Peggy has helped thousands through the steps. She woke up authors to the possibility of creating massive sales quickly from the comfort of your home–watching over $40,000 in “buys” happen within hours with her first campaign. You get to hear the latest on what works, what doesn’t and where the morphing is happening. www.PeggyMcColl.com
Mike O’Neil and Lori Ruff
Crafting Your Uniques Online Community to Create the Edge
Heading up Integrated Alliances, Lori and Mike are in the Top 20 LinkedIn individuals in the world. LinkedIn they know inside and out .. what many don’t know is that they know online comunity strategies that will boggle your mind. www.IntegratedAllicances.com
Getting Book Reviews that Support Your Sales
Controversy has surrounded the concept of getting reviews that are paid for. Which are legit, which aren’t? How do you access where to go, and when. Patti is the managing partner of Blue Ink Reviews … there is never a guarantee of a good one … but when then occur, libraries and others are taking notice and ordering books! www.BlueInkReview.com
Creating a Video (onsite live—make them while you are at the Extravaganza!)
Videos are critical to your website and SEO status. Brian is here with camera; we’ve got a setting and you can get a video created with him interviewing as if you were a guest on his show that he produces. You get the video files email to you after the Extravaganza for whatever use you want-very cool. www.BookMarketingWorks.com
Legal Info to Keep You from Going OFF the Edge
Publishing and Authoring can be legally overwhelming. Steve will be sharing a variety of tips that will answer questions that every author has. www.ReplinRhoades.com
Author YOU: Building and Creating Your Author and Book Platforms
Your Platforms are so much more than who follows you in social media. They are the core and essence of your vision. Get the Who, What, Where, Why, When and How from the master at creating platforms that have a deep-diving impact on you and your book’s lifespan. www.TheBookShepherd.com
How I Sold 5,000,000 Copies … and Strategies For How You Can, Too!
Book stores aren’t Matthew Bennett’s thing–supporting others are and he has successfully made a comfortable living for his family and delivered millions of dollars to others via his books. Come learn from a guy who authored a best seller on pregnancy using his own name and how he sold mega, mega copies. www.WritePrintSell.com
2013: Making Money Selling Your Book in a Whole New World
Wearing a variety of hats is nothing new for Amy–the CEO of New Shelves, she knows book distribution, marketing–including odd-ball strategies–and has created strategies to get your book into every book store in a region, if that’s your goal. You don’t want to miss her session. www.NewShelvesDistribution.com
Book Agent Panel … Anita Mumm and Mark Malatesta
Selling to New York and Beyond …
A traditional publisher may be in your midst. Author U’s panel will deliver the who, what and why. Pick their Brains will be held on May 3rd. Join Anita Mumm (Nelson Literary Agency) and Mark Malatesta (Literary Agent Undercover) for an eye-opening session.
Your Millionaire Author Model
Who wants to be financially successful with their book? Who wants to make a meaningful difference with your message? Who wants to be a millionaire? JV Crum will show you a model that puts you on track to achieve millionaire status, he will open your mind to how to maximize your profits; how to make a difference; and how to live a life that matters ! www.ConsciousMillionaire.com
Covers that Brand You and Your Book
Is your cover in synch with your message? With who you are? With your overall vision? Covers count … and so does your Branding. A perfect session for the Eaglet round. Hobie is a partner in Dunn-Design and has created award winning covers for decades. www.Dunn-Design.com
Product Repurposing for Maximum Book Life
Does your book have a purpose? Do you know what it is? Have your thought of variations on its theme? How about creating it in different formats? You will after this session–Eaglet authors want to begin the “what if …” journey early in the authoring game. www.SpeakerFulfillmentServices.com
Legal Needs for Authors and Their Businesses
Where do you go to get help, fast, for copyright questions, business creation, business problems, heck even your own personal stuff. Jerusha works with Legal Shield, which just might give your the answers you need for minimal dollars. www.LegalShield.com/JerushaStewart
Social Media 101 for Beginners
Social Media is over-whelming. And there are only so many things that any one author can absorb. This session is for anyone who is just starting down the path, or for that matter, anyone who wants to gaze at their belly button as ask, “Do I really need this stuff.” The answer will come. www.GeorgiaMcCabe.com
Wahoo … Rounds with the Pros is Back!
Late Friday afternoon, many of Author U’s Pros and Speakers will host table rounds of 10–it’s a collective “pick their brain” or it could be a mini talk–you never know. Tables will be labeled–you have three choices and a seat that lasts for 20 minutes before you get up and move to another. If a table is full, move to another. AJ White will be our moderator.
Wahoo … Author Shark Tank … NEW!
Three HOT sessions will be available. Only ONE Extravaganza Attendee can get his or her toe in a Author Shark Tank at a time. Our panel will listen for a few minutes to your pitch (hear/read that: LISTEN) and then decide IF and HOW they will help the author in the book quest. If could be money; it could be time; it could be a product–as in I have this that I sell all day for $797 and it’s yours; it could be printing reduction; it could be a book cover; it could be a discount on a layout; it could be … What it could be will be solely dependent on YOU and YOUR PITCH to hook them and could be worth many thousands of dollars. Or if you bomb, you may only end up with a shark tooth! To enter the tank, the cost is $500. There are only 3 spots–will one be yours? This is first come, first serve basis.
Wahoo … Create a Stellar Video (spots are limited!) BONUS!
Have you wondered why celebrities being interviewed on television can look so calm when millions of people are watching them? And have you ever wondered if you could do that? At the Extravaganza you will learn how to perform on national television and radio while appearing calm and collected during the Eaglet session Thursday.
The key to any good performance is preparation. Just as actors do, media guests need to know what they are going to say during all their performances and practice their delivery of each word beforehand. Adequate preparation will make you more confident in your ability to perform and help you relax while you are on the air. At the Eaglet/Newbie session on Thursday afternoon, May 2, you will get the prep info you need.
During the Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, you have the opportunity to make a stellar, short video. The cost is only $50—use it for your website, YouTube channel—whatever! Brian Jud will guide you through your interview and you will get the clip emailed within a week after the Extravaganza. You must sign up to participate in the video shoot—there are limited slots available Friday and Saturday, shooting times are 10-3 each day.
Wahoo … Pick Their Brains Back again, this is the time you can get a face-to-face with many of our Speakers. Throughout Friday and Saturday, we have one-on-one sessions that last 15 minutes. Have your questions ready–get a maxi-consult in mini-time for mini-bucks. Cost is $15, moneys go to the Author U Foundation which will seed the Authors Hall of Fame. You must register for Pick Their Brains onsite at the Author U Registration Desk–it’s a first come, first served basis based on availability.
Wahoo … Saturday Laugh Special at the Improv!
The Extravaganza is over. If you are staying over before heading home, or a Colorado local, we are heading to the Improv for Laughter, supper and beverage. Author U will get you there. Cost is $15 a head–for the show–you buy food and beverage. Comic Hypnotist Rich Guzzi is the star of the night: Watch as Rich invites volunteers from the audience to be hypnotized right before your eyes and then puts them into the most outrageously funny situations you can possibly imagine. No two shows are alike and you will laugh till it hurts on this non-stop roller coaster ride of comedy mayhem. Here’s a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrBliaZWcro If you are going, you need to register for this by April 20th. Cost is $15 … you buy your own food and drink (discounted from $17). Send an email to Judith@Briles.com and put in subject line: comedy show. Author U will pre-pay for your ticket, you can pay at the Extravaganza when you check in.
Wahoo … Friday is Time to Eat, Schmooze, Party!
Author U Extravaganza’s rock and roll band rocks- fun for authors!!! See (and hear) what multi-award winning book cover and interior designer Nick Zelinger does in his spare time—it’s toe tapping, feet moving, even sign a few lines time at Author U! (Music by the Thin Ice Band – voted Colorado’s Number 1 Cover Band – 3 years running )
Wahoo … Get an Extra Ticket for the Friday Night Dinner & Band and Make It Date Night! Grab your favorite partner and attend Author U’s Dinner and Date special. The Ice Thin Band is back and ready to rock to the masses. Have a great dinner; listen to the band (voted Colorado’s #1); you may even want to sing along; or get your feet and bootie out on the dance floor. Ice Thin routinely sells out and they are the Extravaganza’s for the evening. All Friday attendees automatically have a ticket to Dinner. Bring your favorite date for only $35 … Hot!
Lead singer is our own Nick Zelinger–we will see him next year … get it on your calendar May 2-4, 2013 … great way to unwind after a jammed-packed information day.
How come the ones that work the hardest are the last to leave the party?! Author U members boogie at last year’s Extravaganza post dinner party.
Author U Welcomes its Exhibitors
for the 2013 Extravaganza!
Author Fulfillment Services
The Book Shepherd
Book Marketing Works
Casey Demchak Copywriting
Color House Graphics
Cornerstone Virtual Assistant
Editing By John
Four Colour Print Group
Georgia McCabe Social Media Sensei
Kitchen Table Writing
New Shelves Distribution
NGNG Enterprises, Inc.
Pathway Book Services
Premium Book Marketing
Social Media Management Services
Tattered Cover Press
Total Printing Systems
WESType Publishing Services
It’s All About the “Book” … the Questions is Which Type of Book!
Get ready to explore which the latest if book styles, the how-tos and which is right for your book, your reader and you, the author.
Is it Door #1, Door #2 or Door #3? Find out on Saturday, the 14th with AuthorU excellent publishing service associates Nick Zelinger, Rebecca Finkel, Richard Rieman and Nick Taylor walk you through the latest and greatest in print, “e” and audio.
Door #1 Audio
Richard Rieman is a 25-time audiobook narrator on Audible, Amazon, iTunes and YouTube. He also produces audiobooks for authors doing their own narration, including Charles Clark’s The Bootlegger ’40 Ford, Steve Snyder’s Shot Down! And Judith Briles‘ The Crowdfunding Guide for Authors &Writers.
- Why you should produce an audiobook.
- Best-selling genres for audiobooks.
- Why you should and why you should NOT narrate your own book.
- How to get a professional narrator with no up-front costs.
- The most common and not-so common mistakes, how to avoid them and what to do to get out of them.
- Audiobook tricks of the trade.
Richard is the author of the upcoming The Author’s Guide to Audiobook Creation: Giving Your Book a Voice available this fall.
Door #2 Print
Nick Zelinger wears both author and book designer hats. He’s the author of Another Gig in Nightmare Hell and a multi-award winning designer of hundreds of books. Rebecca Finkel has also designed hundreds of books and covers working with traditional and independent publishers including international bestselling photographer and author John Fiedler.
- Why you should produce a print book.
- Best-selling genres for print books.
- Why you should and why you should NOT design your own book.
- How to kick your costs down and negotiate the best deal for your book.
- The latest trends in interior designs and book covers.
- The most common and not-so common mistakes, how to avoid them and what to do to get out of them.
- Print tricks of the trade.
Door #3 eBook
Nick Taylor wears three hats—eBook designer, audio voice and author of five books including the Legon Awakening
- Why you should produce an eBook.
- Best-selling genres for eBooks.
- Why you should and why you should NOT create an eBook.
- How to position yourself on Amazon and generate sales.
- What costs to expect.
- The most common and not-so common mistakes, how to avoid them and what to do to get out of them.
- eBook tricks of the trade
When: Saturday, November 14
Time: 8 a.m. registration, Intros and Member Showcase/Reviews 8:30; Program at 9.
Where: Garcias, 5050 S. Syracuse, Denver
Cost: $32 Members and $45 Non-members.
… You asked for it … AuthorU will deliver a GamePlan for Launching Your Book … whether it’s new or old, what you will get it bold ideas; strategies on how to implement them; what social media works and what doesn’t … and January’s program is just that. Whether you book is just birthing or it’s gone into remission… get ready for an array of ideas and how-tos to kick start the big day/week/month … or get it restarted after being exhausted. The way to start off the year.
- Create the ideal Book Launch for your book.
- Generate strategies to rebirth a book once it’s out.
- Identify which of the social media platforms will work (and won’t).
- Tips and Tricks for bestseller status on Amazon’s Print and eBook positions.
- How to deal with AFS … Author Fatigue Syndrome.
- Onsite, you will create social media blasts to support your campaign—whether it’s next week or several months from now.
- And so much more.
Create a Book Launch that will Skyrocket
your Book’s Debut (or Redo)!
When: Saturday, January 9
Time: 8 a.m. for Networking and Breakfast … over at Noon
Where: Colorado Automotive Association, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver CO 80203
Cost: $22 for Gold and Best Seller Members; $35 for Basic and Non-Members. Increases $10 on January 3rd.
Get ready to get the “insider’s skinny” on the hottest tool in the Amazon Marketing Services offerings. We are going to DEEP DEEP Dive into the new advertising that you can do on Amazon for pennies … don’t miss this session–it will not be taped … meaning you need to be at the meeting.
Meet with Richard Rieman at the studios of Post Modern Company Studios in downtown Denver to learn The Secrets of Audiobooks and How to Use them to Showcase Your Book. In addition, Kathy Meis, founder of Bublish, takes you step-by-step through the process of conducting your own Book Positioning Study and implementing Bublish to your marketing strategy.
Get ready to create a 3-minute AUDIO onsite for the first 20 people who register. We have two studios that will allocate a total of 15 minutes for each of the lucky 20–this allows to retakes and editing. For those who will be in front of the mic, you will get instructions on how to script yourself so you maximize your efforts and minimize your time.
Note: this is a large studio in a commercial building with concrete floors–bring a sweater–it can be chilly.
Count me in … I need to get on the audiobook trail pronto!
Richard Rieman is a multi-award winning author of The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation, a narrator and audiobook consultant.
BONUS AM SESSION
What, Whys and How-tos in Using Bublish
Meet Bublish … the world’s first complete publishing system with integrated branding, book and author marketing and discoverability features. It has award-winning tools to help authors write, publish, promote, sell and track their work — all from a single dashboard.
Bublish’s mission is to empower author-entprepreneurs, or as the team calls them, “authorpreneurs.” The “authorpreneur” title captures the essence of what it means to be a successful author in today’s competitive book marketplace. Authors must be both creative and business minded. With this in mind, the Bublish teams has created a suite of empowering tools. Here’s a sampling of how Bublish can help …
- Grow your audience. Bublish helps you share enriched, author-branded Book Bubbles that are easy to create, put thousands of eyes on you and your book(s), and connect the dots for your target audience. The team typically tracks about 50,000 book bubble engagements each week.
- Build your author brand. Bublish also gives you a LinkedIn-style Author Profile to help you start building your author brand. Here readers can see all your books and Bubbles in one place. Like Book Bubbles, your Author Profile can be shared socially with one click. Did you know readers are 15 times more likely to buy a book from an author with a name they recognize?
- Increase discoverability by search engines like Google. Every time you socially share a Book Bubble or your Bublish Author Profile, you make your author brand and books more discoverable by search engines like Google. This is another important feature we’ve automated for you. When you upload or create a book on Bublish, the keywords and metadata (title, your name, book cover image, keywords, etc.) are optimized for discoverability by search engines. All you have to do is create and share Book Bubbles regularly. Bublish technology handles the rest.
- Track your progress. At the top of your Bublish dashboard, you’ll find real-time metrics showing you when and where readers are engaging with your Book Bubbles and Author Profile. You’ll also see when and where they convert to visit your book’s product page at the major online book retailers.
- Generate beautiful ePub files with one click. Our Cloud-based writing tool lets you input content chapter by chapter on the left-hand side of the screen and select a layout on the right-hand side. With one click, you can change the entire layout of your book. You can export your manuscript anytime either as a Word document for editing OR as an ePub file ready to share with reviewers.
- Engage readers WHILE you’re writing. Share excerpts and insights right from your manuscript with Bublish’s “rough cut” book bubbles. They take only moments to create, so they won’t distract you from writing. They will, however, help you engage readers, get valuable feedback on your manuscript and share your creative journey with potential readers. When you’re ready, you can even add a “pre-order” button to your rough-cut bubbles to start selling your book at all the major online book retailers.
Bublish Founder, Kathy Meis will be here to deliver a “hands-on” demo of the What, Whys and How-tos in Using Bublish the second half of the morning.
Get ready to “bubble” up your Book Fans!
BE PREPARED!To those signing up…“Please prepare a book excerpt or promotion for the audio-only recording in the Postmodern studio. It has to be very short, 2-3 minutes maximum, to allow everyone a chance to record in the time allotted.”
Location: Postmodern Company; 2734 Walnut Street Denver, Colorado 80205 (303) 539-7001
In the Rhino District just east of Downtown Denver. (Directions to be posted soon)
In the RiNO District, just east of downtown Denver (the building has a large eye on it and is painted green) – directions will be posted. Parking is available for attendees between the two buildings with green outer walls. Parking is often a challenge–even though we have “space” for many, we would suggest that this would be a good time to carpool with a friend.
Time: 8.15 AM until Noon.
Cost: Early Bird until March 26 is $30 for Gold members, all others $40. An additional $10 after the 26th
Gold members need to login to Member site to register.
August 17 4 PT, 5 MT, 6 CT, 7 ET
Do you have an audiobook for your book? Have you thought about creating one? Do you know that audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing today?
It’s Audiobook Revolution time!
Learn why you should create one and the top 10 ways to soar your success. Our August webinar is any eye and ear-opener!
The Top 10 Keys to Audiobook Success
Once you have created the audiobook version of your book, narrator and audiobook expert Mara Purl will share specific strategies for audiobook success, including:
1. Key reasons to go exclusively with Amazon’s ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) or to go non-exclusive
2. Top ACX Alternatives
3. Best options for getting your audiobook into libraries or on CD
4. How to give away your audiobook and get paid for it
5. How to place your audiobook in the 3 best Audible categories
6. Key options for audiobook reviews
7. Building your genre fan base
8. Why you can make more money with your audiobook than your eBook
9. How to use your audio files in your promotions
10. Best Audiobook award competitions
Meet Your Presenter … You know MARA PURL as the best-selling, multiple-award-winning author of the Milford-Haven Novels, known as the “Heart Books.” But behind the scenes, Mara has been a top professional audio producer for two decades. Her ground-breaking original radio drama “Milford-Haven USA” was the first American radio serial ever broadcast on the BBC, where her 100 episodes with an all-star cast found an audience of 4.5 million throughout the U.K. Next she created 75 radio drama trilogies with students she worked with in Alaska, Colorado, California, and Tokyo, Japan. Next she launched Haven Books Audio, where her audio books have won the USA Book News, Hollywood Book Festival, and EVVY Audio Book Awards. In addition, Mara is a sought-after Audible narrator who performs multiple character voices and who enjoys becoming unrecognizable when she performs American-Southern, as well as French, German, British, Australian, and Japanese foreign accents. Find out more about some of Mara’s audios at http://havenbooks.net/audio.