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Named to "Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites," this #SharingwithWriters blog is a way to connect with my readers and fellow writers, a way to give the teaching genes that populate my DNA free rein. Please feel free to add to the conversation using the very tiny "comment" link. For those interested in editing and grammar, go to http://thefrugaleditor.blogspot.com.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

One-Day-Only 805 Writers Conference Discount

So, rarely do this. I mean a blog for one day!  But Happy Columbus Day! (-:  Notice the discount code is case sensitive.  And, yes, love to see you Nov. 2nd.

$100 OFF FULL CONFERENCE OR $50 OF ONE DAY TICKET
NOON MONDAY TIL 6 PM TUESDAY ONLY.
Use the link and password below.

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MANY OF YOU HAVE ASKED, so here’s one last chance:

$50 off one-day ticket for Saturday or Sunday.
or
$100 of the full two-day conference
Attending my first writers’ conference over 20 years ago was the BEST THING I ever did for my writing and getting published. The people you will meet are working in publishing every day - they know what is really happening.

Our speakers will inspire you, nudge you to be a better writer.

Our speakers will tell you exactly how to sell more books, gain publicity, and find the readers who will follow you book to book.

And the agents and producers are looking for stories, could one be yours?

Join us on November 2 & 3 –
it’s going to be a rewarding experience for all!
 
CLICK FOR DISCOUNT REGISTRATION - ENDS 6 PM TUESDAY Password - 24hourSaleDisc (case sensitive)
October 15 is the deadline for conference discount prices on rooms at the Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard Shores. Every room is a suite with two full bathrooms and steps away from the beach overlooking the beautiful Channel Islands.

After a day in conference sessions, doesn’t having a drink while watching the sunset sound like a great idea?

And you will be meeting the people whose ideas will help you get published and sell more books.
 
CLICK HERE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS 30 HOUR SALE! Password is 24hourSaleDisc - case sensitive
Our 2019 Speakers- agents, producers, bestselling authors, social media and website experts, world-class writing instructors and more.

Pictured above from left to right:

Top row: Carolyn McDonald, award-winning executive producer for many cable outlets; Michelle Zeitlin, literary agent who takes books to the screen; and, Jill Marr, literary agent.
Second row: Toni Lopopolo, former NY executive editor, literary agent and writing instructor; Sherry Robb, literary agent and producer; Ilene Kahn Power, former VP HBO films, Emmy and Golden Globe winner; Howard Rosenmann, producer of Academy Awards and Emmy Award-winning films; and, Dana Newman, literary attorney and agent.
Third row: Carolyn Howard-Johnson, bestselling author on book marketing; Naomi Kim Eaglson, editor; Shelly Lowenkopft, editor extraordinaire and author of over 40 books; Zhena Muzyka, author andpublisher; and, Patricia Fry, bestselling author of over 70 books.
Bottom row: Ivor Davis, bestselling author; Mandy Jackson-Beverly, bestselling author and social media guru; Emily Heckman, former NY executive editor and now freelance editor; Kimberly Davis Basso, author; Adanna Moriarty, web designer; and, Penny Sansevieri, bestselling author and book marketer.
These talented people have proven track records for success as bestselling authors, editors, marketers, agents, producers—all with up-to-date information to help you gain an upper hand in the world of publishing.
"The 805 Writers' Conference was an incredible value and I would definitely recommend it to new or established authors. Unfortunately the day went by too quickly!  I had an amazing experience and accomplished everything I wanted to, and then some."


More about the Blogger

 Howard-Johnson is the multi award-wining author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the multi award-winning The Frugal Book Promoter now offered by Modern History Press, at a discount to visitors to this blog. The discount code in in the right column of the page. Her latest is in the series is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page (http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile). Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers (http://bit.ly/Last-MinuteEditing) is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal (http://bit.ly/BookProposals) helps writers who want to be traditionally published. The Frugal Editor (http://bit.ly/FrugalEditor), now in its second edition, is the winningest book in the series. Carolyn also has three frugal books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques (http://bit.ly/RetailersGuide). In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com)

Saturday, October 12, 2019

What Learning from Fellow Authors: What Authors Did Right . . .What Authors Did Wrong

It won't be long! I'm hoping visitors and subscribers to SharingwithWriters will check this writers' conference in Oxnard out. It's in Sunny California. At a resort. On the beach.  What better way to start November out before the holiday rush is upon you!

I am sending you a special invitation to join me on Saturday, Nov. 2, for a three-hour workshop. It's about how to get a book off to its best start--or keep it alive!  Or to relaunch it.  The web is our friend. With the right tools, we can keep our books alive for a long, long, LONG time--or use them to to move our careers forward--help keep those next books coming (and on top!). You'll also learn to build a media kit and use it as your forever go-to for the promotional materials you'll use every day. It can be your major time saver! I bring the bricks and mortar for your UN-virtual, hands-on kit!

Today I'm sharing one of the featured panels.  You'll love it. I have followed the trajectory of Patricia Fry's Kept Cat series, and believe me she has a few secrets to share!

If you are considering self-publishing, this is a must-attend panel.
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The 805 Writers Conference
TOOLS — SKILLS — RESOURCES
Delivering the information you need to succeed in publishing
Three self-published authors recounts what they did right and wrong, how they found resources who helped them, and what were the most important lessons they learned bringing their books to life.
From the left, Kimberly Davis Basso, Patricia Fry, and Ivor Davis.
Want to learn the brutal truth about self-publishing? No punches pulled?

There is no magic self-publishing fairy who will come, take your manuscript, edit it, design it, turn it into a book, and put it up on Amazon. And then, MOST IMPORTANT, promote it, so people buy the book.

All three of our panelists have gone through the uphill battle to see their book come to life and sell.

And they have met with success, but it took time, lots of effort on their part, and a good deal of cash. You may have written the greatest book on the face of the earth--but you must spend to spread the word. Publishing is a business.

Some of the things the panelists will cover are from their personal experience:
  • Authors need to know: What are my publishing options and the pros and cons of each.
  • How to determine the best publishing option for your book. Not every publishing option is right for every book and every author.
  • No matter which option you choose, the author is responsible for promoting his own book—even if you go with a traditional publisher.
  • What are your marketing options?
  • How do you find marketing resources?

If the publishing process was a pie chart for the time and efforts spent by an author, the percentages are something like this:
  • 35% writing and revisions (over and over)
  • 10% on editing phases (there are more than one)
  • 5% on the design, layout, and production of the book
  • 50% marketing and promoting the book – on Amazon, on social media, via your website, book signings, blogs, and more for at least 6 months after release.
Learn how these three writers embraced self-publishing and succeeded.

If you are considering self-publishing, this is a must-attend panel.
If you can't spend a whole day or the weekend,
individual session passes on sale nlow.
Learn more about the sessions and register now!
“The 805 Writers’ Conference was an incredible value and I would definitely recommend it to new or established authors. Unfortunately, the day went by too quickly!  I had an amazing experience and accomplished everything I wanted to, and then some.”
The 805 Writers’ Conference brings Solution Providers to you—top publishing professionals who deliver unparalleled education. Each session gives you actionable information you can take home and put to work immediately be it on the craft of writing or the business of publishing. No fancy debates about philosophy, just solid tools and skills you can hone into a completed work you can be proud of.

Have a book out there already? Then listen to our key marketing people who will show you new ways to promote your book, expand your audience, and sell more books.

Got a book you think has movie or series potential? Meet producers and agents looking to take your book to the screen.

Learn more at www.805WritersConference.com
Register NOW
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More about the Blogger 

 Howard-Johnson is the multi award-wining author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is
also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the multi award-winning The Frugal Book Promoter now offered by Modern History Press, at a discount to visitors to this blog. The discount code in in the right column of the page. Her latest is in the series is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page (http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile). Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers (http://bit.ly/Last-MinuteEditing) is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal (http://bit.ly/BookProposals) helps writers who want to be traditionally published. The Frugal Editor (http://bit.ly/FrugalEditor), now in its second edition, is the winningest book in the series. Carolyn also has three frugal books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques (http://bit.ly/RetailersGuide). In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com)