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Rose Fox - Director of BookLife Reviews

Learn everything you need to know to get your book reviewed! 

Synopsis:

You may have chosen the self-publishing route to dodge all the gatekeeping and waiting periods associated with sending manuscripts to editors and agents—only to run into the same feeling when sending books to reviewers!

Amazon and Goodreads reviews are nice when they happen, but if you want your book considered by film and TV agents or stocked in bookstores and libraries, you need high-quality, professional reviews from trade publications like Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Kirkus. How do you break into the big leagues as an indie author?

Pursuing trade book reviews can feel like dropping copies of your book into a black hole, but don’t panic. I’ll tell you exactly how to own the book review process every step of the way.

 

Detail

Bring all your questions about trade book reviews to this Q&A session, and I’ll explain why magazines want an advance copy of your book months before it’s published, how to polish your pitch letter, how to handle negative reviews and rejections when it’s worth paying for a review and much more.

The publishing industry changes slowly, and book reviewing is no exception. You’ll leave this session with a complete understanding of how to navigate systems that were designed with traditionally published authors in mind and get your indie title in front of the reviewers who can make a huge difference to your book’s success.

I’m the director of Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Reviews program, and I’ve been a book reviewer and book review editor for nearly 20 years, handling both traditionally published and self-published books. I’ve also seen the review process from the other side as the co-editor of a crowdfunded anthology. I can’t wait to guide you through the challenging, sometimes frustrating, often unexpectedly exhilarating process of getting your book reviewed.

 

More about Rosie

Rose Fox (they/them) is the director of BookLife Reviews, a paid review service provided by Publishers Weekly. PW has been the publishing industry’s leading source of news and book reviews for over 100 years. Before launching BookLife Reviews, Rose was a senior reviews editor for PW, specializing in coverage of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance. They are also the co-editor of Long Hidden: Speculative Stories from the Margins of History (2014), which remains one of the most funded fiction anthologies in Kickstarter history.

 

Zoom Link:

Simply click on the link to join the webinar at the scheduled time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83839046377?pwd=VnpUWFNjZGZ0MTV3b1Z4TnBDUWl6QT09

 

 

Charles Breakfield & Rox Burkey

 

Blockchain and Security

Synopsis:

This session discusses the relevancy of Blockchain, Algorithms, and Security as it applies to authors and their intellectual property.

 

Detail:

In the creative arts, including graphical designs, music, and writing the Internet allows for easy transport of the intellectual property (IP) of the creator. Publishing your ebook with digital rights management or even a copyright does not stop cyber crooks from stealing the material and cutting you out of profits. One of the technologies which is playing a bigger role in our industry is blockchain and the associated algorithms. This session will peel back the onion of thow and where these technologies are and can be applied..

 

Learn More

Charles Breakfield and Rox Burkey are technologists professionals who work with customers around the world to optimize their technology investments and digital transformations. Leveraging this expertise they co-author as Breakfield and Burkey with theirTechnoThriller series and various short stories across multiple genres. They have won multiple awards with Texas Authors, CIPA Evvy, InD'Tale, and Dan Poynter awards for their novels, book trailers, and audible with their series narrator Derek Shoales. Burkey loves hosting author interviews for the Indie Beacon Show, a part of the Authors Marketing Guild, LLC program.

 

Virtual link, simply click on this link.  You do not need to be logged into a Zoom account - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85183697888?pwd=OFZZUXQrUGpxYWpCeC9hYzFoaUdsUT09

 

Annalisa Parent

Synopsis:

You know you’ve got a great story idea, but how do you make it so great that it rises from slush pile to publication?

Detail:

Author and Writing Coach Annalisa Parent has helped hundreds of writers to improve their craft and to become published authors. She knows the inside tricks to get your writing publication ready. In this workshop, she will walk you through a straightforward system for plotting your fiction to ensure you write a book that makes readers say “I couldn’t put it down" and the steps necessary to pace your first five pages of your manuscript to catch an agent's/publisher's interest.

She will cover important topics such as:
-How and when should you use backstory?
-Where is the best point in the narrative to start?
-What is the most effective build to the climax?

You’ll walk away with a bucket load of information and resources to keep and put to action, so you can cross “Become an Author” off your bucket list.

 

Learn More:

Annalisa Parent is an author, writing coach, and creator of The Writing Gym where she pumps authors’ writing into publishable shape, and helps them to publish and sell well. She is the winner of 2 CIPA EVVY awards for her book Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise your Novel without an Outline. Annalisa speaks to writers all over the world from the Writers’ Digest Conference to the National Speakers’ Association Annual Conference, from Paris to Denver. Her facebook group is Write to PUBLISH and SELL your novel.

Room: To Be Determined

Handout: To Be Determined

 

Annalisa Parent

Synopsis:

So, you’re on social media. Great. Now what?

Author and Writing Coach Annalisa Parent will walk you through the attributes of the various social media and their different demographics, AND how to create content that engages and builds audiences.

Detail:
One of the frequent laments Annalisa hears in speaking all over the world is fear of social media--not wanting to put yourself out there, or not knowing what to say once you do. She will walk you through the same step by step system she has used to garner thousands of followers and raving fans--people who will buy your book and tweet about it.

Bring your mobile device and be ready to create some engaging content!

 

Learn More:

Annalisa Parent is an author, writing coach, and creator of The Writing Gym where she pumps authors’ writing into publishable shape, and helps them to publish and sell well. She is the winner of 2 CIPA EVVY awards for her book Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise your Novel without an Outline. Annalisa speaks to writers all over the world from the Writers’ Digest Conference to the National Speakers’ Association Annual Conference, from Paris to Denver. Her facebook group is Write to PUBLISH and SELL your novel.

 

Zoom Link:

Simply click on the link to join the webinar at the scheduled time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85755636873?pwd=VS9kVW9KOWQ3Sk4rMlpWY2MzNDIxUT09

 

This session has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 8 PM CDT

 

Charlotte Canion

Synopsis:

The purpose of this class would be to teach Authors how to step out of their comfort zones and get comfortable as a speaker and sell more books when they hear you speak about your book(s). Sharing a story from your book giving them backgrounds about yourself, such as the awards and other books you have written helps the reader relate to the author. Relationships sell books, being in the public eye is even better.

Details:

Introduction:

Speaking in public comes easy for me, but there was a day when I too was afraid to stand in front of a group of people and speak. Every chance you get to sell your book on your feet is an opportunity to step out of that comfort zone. The more you speak the easier it gets. Will do an exercise of introductions. Think of one phrase that describes you as a writer.

Create the Elevator talk:
Everyone has a different idea of what is a good opening line or one-liner when you tell someone about you book{s). We will brainstorm with a few of the participants.

Posture:
Knowing your audience; is it a large room (mike’s), is it a small room. Are they Lion Club members, Rotary Club members, Chamber of Commerce, Book club members, etc. The stance is important, connecting to your audience. Ask questions to get the audience to engage.

Closure:
Telling everyone what you told them in a summation. Having a STRONG sentence or two to leave them asking for more. I will give an example.

About the Author:

Charlotte Canion is a multi-faceted modern woman who combines the most useful ideas from her experience to help others. She has been the owner of several businesses and as a creative writer has published articles all over the world. Recently, Charlotte won the prestigious title of “One of the TOP 50 Author You Should Be Reading”. The media who have interviewed Charlotte call her a pleasure to work with and everyone who hears her speak are blessed by her message. Charlotte is also a Texas Superstar Specialist and Texas Master Gardener. Her next book is on gardening.

I will create a PowerPoint presentation with key elements to elevate the audience to a new awareness of the public’s perception of what you write thus creating interest in reading, thus buying your book(s).

 

Zoom Link:

Simply click on the link to join the webinar at the scheduled time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89720448829?pwd=UzNpZmZWaDI5SFBaODc3dHlCNlVHQT09

 

Open Meeting

Synopsis:

Meet the Advisory Board at the first Stockholders meeting. Members who have been with us for five years are more become stockholders of the Authors Marketing International, LLC. 2021 is the second annual meeting where we will be discussing about the previous years and the year ahead.

This is a great opportunity to meet with the stockholders, the Advisory Board and the Founder/Director of AMI to help guides us to greater success and how we can support authors better. More information will be posted before the event with an agenda, etc.

Details Saturday, July 24, 2021 8 AM

Room: To Be Determined

Handout: To Be Determined