National Authors Day

When: Back to Calendar November 3, 2012 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Oceanside Public Library
Oceanside
CA
USA
Cost: FREE
Contact: (760) 435-5600
Be sure to check out the Photos and Video from the event!

“So You Want to be an Author – Don’t Wait! Do it Now”

National Authors Day Schedule

9:30 Welcome and Introductions: Librarian
9:40: Welcome Mary Quigley and Karla Olson

Step 1: An Idea Is Born
9:50 – 10:20 Getting Off to a Great Start – Karla Olson

  • Positioning Your Book for Success
  • Marketing Begins Before You Write
  • Write Your Back Cover Copy
  • Target Markets
  • Profiles
  • Publishing Strategy – Options: Traditional, Online, Independent

10:20 – 10:25 BREAK
10:25 – 10:40 Ebooks – David Wogahn
10:40 – 11:00 Writing Techniques – Judy Reeves

Step 2: Manuscript Complete – Now What?
11:00 – 11:25 The Essential Role of the Editor – Larry Edwards
11:30 to Noon Cover and Interior Design – Jeniffer Thompson

Step 3: Learning All You Can
Noon to 12:30 Lunch Break — Short presentations on publishing groups in San Diego and time to visit tables: Read Local/PWSD – Writers Ink – NCAP – SDBAA – RWA – SDPen – NLAPW

Step 4: Time to Market!
12:30 – 12:55 Website/Social Marketing – Jeniffer Thompson
1:00 – 1:25 Traditional/Prepub Reviews & Reviews and Blogs: Tricia Van Dockum
1:25 – 1:30 BREAK
1:30 – 1:55 Ebook Marketing: PJ Adams
2:00 – 2:25 Presentations: Deirdre Maloney
2:30 – 2:55 Don’t Wait, Do It Now! Annemarie Houghtailing
2:55 – 3:00 Wrap Up & Thank You: Karla and Mary