Friday, September 21, 2012
Self-Publishing Boot Camp & Guerilla Marketing Tips at the Central Coast Writers Conference
This is mostly the same Self-Publishing Boot Camp but held at the Central Coast Writers Conference at Cuesta College, and it is subsidized by Chevron - which makes it a great deal at $62 before Sept 11, $72 after. They are redoing their website so please register by phone only. (805) 546-3132. My "Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors" is included.
|Noon - 1pm||Registration & Toy Demonstrations by MacSuperStore & Coast Electronics|
|1 - 1:45 pm||
Tech Today Update: Choosing the Best Self-Publishing Path for You Carla will discuss publishing options for different authors: Ebooks, demystifying ebook formatting; print-on-demand (POD), short run, traditional, print brokers, color books, multimedia/enhanced e-books, book apps and attracting a publishing partner, small press, agent, distributor.
|1:45 - 2:30 pm||
Tools Today: Assembling Your Publishing Team Laurie will help you design your publishing team and what to expect from each - editing, designing, formatting, proofreading, marketing, and PR. Who & what else? Is it time for a costs and services reality check?
|2:30 - 2:45 pm||Toy Break: More Demonstrations by MacSuperStore & Coast Electronics|
|2:45 - 3:30 pm||
Tech & Tools: How to Format and Post Your eBooks Carla gets to the nitty gritty of ebook formatting and posting with live demos of correct word styles, uploads to Smashwords, Kindle store, and other online ebook retailers plus working with CreateSpace for POD.
Tech & Tools: Social Media Plan – Getting Noticed Laurie answers your questions, “Now what do I do? When do I start twitter, facebook, linked in, press releases, traditional media, Blogging? Does Guerrilla Marketing still work? Is Time Management still a concept?”
|4:25 - 4:30 pm||
Winner! Winners You must be present to win drawing for a Kindle donated by Coast Electronics and more Toys donated by MacSuperStore and books, too.
|4:30 - 5pm||Toy Break: More Demonstrations by MacSuperStore & Coast Electronics|