Writers Conferences

Literary Travel in North America and the UK

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If you like reading, writing and traveling – these destinations are perfect for you:

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USA – Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers Workshop
This is an intensive workshop for those who are not only passionate about children’s book writing but who dream of publishing their own children’s books
Starts: 2017-07-10
http://www.occbww.com/

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UK – Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival, Harrowgate/Leeds
The world class, award winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 15th year, celebrates the very best in crime fiction at …
Starts: 2017-07-20
http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/crime-writing-festival/

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Australia – Speculative Fiction Festival Sydney, NSW
Contemporary speculative fiction comes in many forms and flavours: from robots and rocketships, through time travel, alternate history, steampunk…
Starts: 2017-07-22
http://www.nswwc.org.au/whats-on/festivals-2/speculative-fiction-festival-2017/

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USA – Payson, AZ, Book Festival
The mission of the Payson Book Festival is to enhance the love of reading by providing an environment that encourages personal interaction between…
Starts: 2017-07-22
http://www.paysonbookfestival.org/

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Canada – When Words Collide Calgary, AB
When Words Collide is an annual non-profit festival designed to bring readers and writers together in a celebration of the written word. Up to 10…
Starts: 2017-08-11
http://www.whenwordscollide.org/

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USA – Nashville, TN,  International Writers’ Conference
The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together foren…
Starts: 2017-08-24
http://www.killernashville.com/

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USA – The Seattle, WA,  Arts Festival “Bumbershoot”
always has active coffee houses and a book fair spotlighting literary artists….
Starts: 2017-09-01
http://bumbershoot.com/

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Canada – Word on the Street Book Fair Toronto, ON
The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is i…
Starts: 2017-09-24
http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/

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Canada – Kingston, ON,  WritersFest
Kingston WritersFest, a charitable cultural organization, brings the best of contemporary writers to Kingston to interact with audiences and other…
Starts: 2017-09-27
https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca

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Mexico – International Children and Young Adults Book Fair (FILIJ) in Mexico City
For more than three and a half decades, the primary task of the International Book Fair for Children and Youth (FILIJ) is to be a forum open to d…
Starts: 2017-11-10
http://filij.cultura.gob.mx/

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USA – Miami, FL,  Bookfair International
The Miami Book Fair International Presented by The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College is the nation’s largest literary event…
Starts: 2017-11-12
http://www.miamibookfair.com/

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Writers conferences, book fairs, and other literary events are a fantastic way to include in your vacation and a brilliant way to promote books.

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Mystery Writers of America Welcome Indie Authors

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If you are writing in your books about murder, robbery, white-collar crimes, drug- or people trafficking or financial fraud – then the Mystery Writers of America is the right organization to join!
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and other writer organizations, required in the past that authors be traditionally published, and even then, with approved publishers.  Since early 2017 even Mystery Writers of America opened their doors to indie authors.

 

This was never an issue in Canada: Crime Writers of Canada doesn’t even ask if their authors are self-publishers or if they contracted with a trade publisher.
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Mystery Writers of America Announced:
“The MWA National Board of Directors is pleased to announce that starting January 1, 2017, self-published authors can apply for Active Membership Status.  You can qualify by fulfilling either of the following criteria:

You have been paid for your work by a print, e-book, print-on-demand, periodical or e-zine/webzine publisher that is on the MWA list of approved publishers and meets all of the criteria for inclusion.
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You have been self-published and have earned a minimum of $5,000 in a single calendar year from approved mystery works (novels, novellas, short stories), or suitable non-fiction titles, i.e., true crime; biographies of mystery authors; critical works about mysteries, their creators, and characters; forensic works; or other non-fiction that is mystery or crime-related), either in print, electronically, or by way of an audio recording.  A “mystery work” is defined as a story where a crime is a central element.

This earning requirement is a one-time event, meaning there is no need to generate a specified income each year to maintain one’s level of membership. The proof of earnings shall be either a US tax return (with all information not pertaining to publishing activity redacted) or an IRS Form 1099. These new criteria became effective January 1, 2017. However, MWA has agreed to accept proof of earnings for any calendar year beginning with 2014.

If your work is a contribution to a periodical, you must provide a hard copy. For an e-zine/webzine, you must provide a hard copy and proof of its online/electronic availability, even if the work is no longer available. A work must be available for a minimum of thirty days to be considered published.
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Not Eligible:
Works offered through predatory i.e. subsidy publishing companies shall not qualify.  A predatory publisher is a company who assigns your book an ISBN number that subsequently belongs to them, i.e., they become the publisher of record that entitles them to receive an additional royalty whenever a book sells.  They also set the book’s retail price.”

For those writers, trying to decide how to publish your mystery, you might decide tossing aside vanity presses because they are not respected, and here is a perfect of example of it being said loud and clear.  Publishing with a vanity press/subsidy press speaks of hobby writers.  If you don’t care to be a professional writer, fine.  But if you are serious, get real with your publishing.  Go traditional or choose self-publishing, but think twice before going with a subsidy/vanity press!
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During the last couple of years, I wrote dozens of articles why it is literary and monetary suicide to contract with vanity/subsidy companies…
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About Mystery Writers of America
It has acted as an archivist and historian for the American mystery. While housing a robust selection of mystery reference materials at its New York City headquarters in the Anthony Boucher Memorial Reference Library, much of the MWA’s archives are now housed in the Mugar Library of Boston University as part of the 20th Century Special Collection.

MWA provides scholarships for writers, sponsors MWA: Reads (their youth literacy program, formerly known as Kids Love A Mystery), and sponsors relevant conferences.

Benefits of MWA Membership for Indies:
It helps with networking, for one; plus, you can participate (submit) to one of the MWA anthology competitions; you can participate in a local chapter at no additional cost (more anthology/competition avenues, more networking); discounts for books, events, etc;
MWA Library Database has contact information for hundreds of libraries interested in programs featuring mystery writers as speakers which is now free for all members;
The MWA Loan Fund helps members in need of temporary financial assistance, either to pay their dues or to ease a personal problem.

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Writers Conferences in 2017

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Here is an excerpt from a very long list of popular writer’s conferences, writing retreats, and literary group meetings that are taking place in the United States in 2017.
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You might ask: “Why should I attend a writer’s conference?  You will learn and gain so much in these events that you should not postpone it to the later stages of your writing career.  The main benefit of attending a writers retreat or conference is the opportunity to meet editors, agents, publishers and other writers.  Widening your circle of connections in the literary world can help you mark your own presence as an author.  You will  learn about the publishing industry, and how to get your book published / author-published.

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Chanticleer Authors Conference began in 2013 with an Awards Ceremony, a Book Fair, and a Vision. The goal is to give authors the tools they need to drive discoverability, cultivate readership and increase sales. Set on beautiful Bellingham Bay, in the Pacific Northwest, the conference is weekend of learning, cooperation & fun – a three day book fair, and networking!
Mar 31 – Apr 2, 2017
http://www.chantireviews.com/chanticleer-conference/
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The Henderson Writers’ Group, proud host of The Las Vegas Writers Conference, would like to welcome all writers, authors and anyone who would like to workshop and pitch their work to Agents in fabulous Las Vegas.  Join several Writing Professionals, Agents, Publishers and Marketing Experts for a weekend of workshops and discussions about the publishing industry.  Quaint setting limited to 150 attendees, which gives EVERYONE a chance to pitch to top professional agents.  Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.
April 20 – 22, 2017.
http://www.lasvegaswritersconference.com
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An all-inclusive writing workshop near Yosemite National Park.  Start (or perfect) your novel in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
The Yosemite Writing Retreats are fiction writing workshops for both new and established writers, located just 10 minutes from Yosemite National Park.  The writing workshop covers the technical craft of writing fiction along with exercises and peer critique.
May 5 – 7, 2017
http://www.yosemitewritingretreat.com/
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Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals. The conference has hosted a legacy of America’s best writers during the last 45 years.
June 18 – 23, 2017!
http://www.sbwriters.com/

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Join authors, editors and agents who have a passion for the art and craft of writing. Jackson Hole Writers Conference attendees are young and old, veterans and novices who do it “for the love of the writing.” Fifty percent of our registrants return year after year.
Workshops from novelists, creative non-fiction writers, poets, agents, and editors. Whatever your interest, you will learn more than the nuts and bolts of the writing profession, from cultivating ideas to making the sale. Our goal is to help our writers get published.
Attendees enjoy access to agents, editors, and writing faculty.
Jun 22 – 24, 2017
http://www.jacksonholewritersconference.com
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Writer’s Retreat Workshop:  Create one-on-one with brilliant instruction oriented authors, agents and editors, with plenty of quiet time to focus on your work.  The WRITERS RETREAT WORKSHOP is an intensive learning experience for small groups of serious-minded writers who are committed to improving and completing their novels for submission. For those who consider their writing a vital part of their lives, one they wish to develop as fully as possible, WRW provides the ideal experience.

All work focuses on your novel, so while you work on your story’s structure, our dedicated staff will be available to brainstorm with you and meet 1-1 throughout the week.  In small group sessions, while learning how to diagnose your own and others’ style strengths and weaknesses, you’ll also boost your editing skills.  Private rooms, three meals daily, course materials: everything included.  You’ll attend class each morning and be taught WRW’s in-depth course for crafting your novel, of any genre, for publication.
May 6 – 13, 2017
http://writersretreatworkshop.com/events.html
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The Catamaran Writing conference will be held at the Robert Louis Stevenson School located on the 17 Mile Dr in Pebble Beach, California, from August 6th to the 10th, 2017.  Registration includes four nights lodging at the Robert Louis Stevenson campus on 17-Mile Drive, 12 meals, 4 morning sessions of literary workshops in a small group of 7-12 participants, daily literary themed excursions, as well as daily craft lectures, and nightly receptions and presentations.
August 6 – 10, 2017
https://catamaranliteraryreader.com
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Big Sur on Cape Cod: ABLA brings top tier professionals together with both beginner and seasoned writers on the east coast in picturesque Cape Cod. Space is limited. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned writer, don’t miss this incredible opportunity. Program Focus: Children’s, Young Adult
Sep 22 – 24, 2017
http://www.bigsuroncapecod.com
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Each year, the Florida Writer’s Circuit puts four writers on tour through the state of Florida over two weeks, visiting nine schools on the east and west coasts of Florida.  One Circuit week is held in the spring and one week in the fall for each writer.
The Florida Literary Arts Coalition’s Florida Writers Circuit hosts literary readings by published authors across several cities in Florida, pairing these readings with discussions and Q&A sessions. This allows time for writers to meet, share ideas, develop their craft and celebrate their successes, additionally allowing the public to experience new and creative literature while gaining insight to the creative process.
http://www.floridarts.org/writer-s-circuit/
http://www.floridarts.org/calendar/

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Learn More About Writing and Publishing
Manuscript critiques are an important part of writer conferences, providing a way for authors, to discuss their work one-on-one with experienced writers, editors and agents.  Learn even more about the craft of writing and gain an understanding of book business realities. Recharge your Batteries!  Return from the event motivated, relaxed and eager to sit down and write more!

See more YEARLY writer conferences here:
http://www.savvybookwriters.com/2015-writers-conferences-and-workshops/
http://writing.shawguides.com/

 

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2015 Writers Conferences and Workshops

 

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One of the main benefits of attending a writers retreat or conference is the opportunity to meet editors, agents, publishers and other writers. Widening your circle of connections in the literary world can help you mark your own presence as an author, to learn about the publishing industry, and how to get your book published / author-published.  Here are just a few of the many writers conferences and retreat offers in the USA for 2015:
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Santa Barbara Writers Conference June 7 – 12, 2015
http://www.sbwritersconference.com
Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals. March 1 – Advance Submissions opens – Sign up to meet an Agent/Editor.

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Jackson Hole Writers Conference June 25-27, 2015
http://jacksonholewritersconference.com
The conference venue will be the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, a modern setting in Old West Jackson Hole. It is within walking distance of the town’s many amenities, eateries, and hotels. A Pre-Conference Workshop is offered too: Structure and Depth in the Novel, 9am to 3pm, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Napa Valley Writers Conference July 26-31, 2015
http://www.napawritersconference.org/
35th conference, held at the Upper Valley Campus of Napa Valley College, located in the heart of California’s Wine Country.The campus is in the historic town of St. Helena, about 25 miles north of the city of Napa, and about two hours’ drive north of the San Francisco or Oakland airports. During the conference week, attendees’ meals are provided by the Napa Valley Cooking School. Participants register for either the poetry or the fiction workshops, but panels and talks are open to all. Workshops meet for two hours daily over five days. The schedule also includes talks by faculty writers, panels featuring visiting editors and agents, and readings by the faculty at Napa Valley wineries.

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Mendocino Coast Writers Conference August 6-8, 2015
http://www.mcwc.org/index.html
The Mendocino Coast Writers Conference offers a broad sampling of genres, and a place where writers find encouragement, expertise, and inspiration. You might choose to concentrate on poetry, novel, short fiction or creative nonfiction. Or you may want to explore and experiment. All workshops are open on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exception of the Master Class. It is a place to exchange ideas with authors, editors, literary agents, and other writers of many talents, ages and backgrounds. Learning happens in workshops, seminars, panels, and during informal social gatherings.

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Squawvalley Writers Workshops July 6 – 13, 2015
http://www.squawvalleywriters.org/
Summer Writing Workshops
For 45 summers, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets, prose writers, and screenwriters for separate weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels, readings, and discussions of the craft and the business of writing. Participants register for either the poetry or the fiction workshops, but panels and talks are open to all. Workshops meet for two hours daily over five days. The schedule also includes talks by faculty writers, panels featuring visiting editors and agents, and readings by the faculty at Napa Valley wineries.

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Let Your Writing Evaluate
Manuscript critiques are an important part of writer conferences, providing a way for authors, to discuss their work one-on-one with experienced writers, editors and agents.  Learn even more about the craft of writing.  Equally important is gaining understanding of book business realities. For instance, why is the marketing plan so important in your proposal, and what do agents and editors expect to see in yours?

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Planning to Exhibit at a Book Fair? 15 Tips!

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Large book fairs in the U.S. and worldwide are geared toward booksellers and librarians. These shows offer big trade publishers, as well as smaller ones and author-publishers a chance to promote their books to bookstore buyers and librarians. See how authors on a budget can participate at small regional or national and even on a major publishing industry trade shows.

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Major International Book Shows
Frankfurt Book Fair, London Book Fair, Bologna, Dubai and Leipzig Book Fair, not to forget the book show in Edinburgh, focus mainly on international book sales and the sale of foreign and translation rights of books. Non-fiction books might often have a higher chance of success at these fairs.
National or state-wide book fairs, such as the BEA in New York City, or the Texas Library Show  are attended by both, librarians and bookstore owners.

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How to Learn About Book Shows
First of all, find as much information about these shows as possible on their websites. Study their list of exhibitors and the genres of books displayed. Learn which audience is usually attending these shows. Check out the website of the American Library Association ALA where the library conferences are taking place throughout the year. Ideally attend book fairs first as a visitor and talk to as many people as you can – visitors and exhibitors alike, before you decide to rent a booth. It will be a great learning experience. Notice what other presenters are doing. Bring a notepad and paper, taking notes on what you appreciated in certain booths and what you thought other booths could have done better.

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How to Save Expenses
A great way to share expenses is to get together with other independent publisher/authors you know, and rent a table or a booth together. If you divide the cost for a booth through three or four, your partizipation is suddenly not prohibitive anymore. Beware of companies that offer to show your books at International Fairs, such as the one in Frankfurt. Their fees run often from well over $200 to $500 and they will claim that hundred-thousands of visitors will see your book and you might even get a foreign language contract. Truth is, your book will sit with hundreds of others in a shelf, and no one will promote it to potential publishers. Save the money! There are millions of books displayed at these fairs and the chance that a foreign publisher discovers your book is smaller than to win the lottery.
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What to Prepare
It is never too early, but often too late, to organize such a complex venue, especially for out-of-town shows. Here are just a few ideas for your checklist:

  • Sign up early. Apply and pay any fees ahead of time, too.
  • Contact event organizers with any special requests.
  • Need lighting or electricity in your booth? Request it well in advance.
  • Choose a booth location on a high-traffic spot.
  • Calculate expenses, such as booth rental, electricity, travel, hotel, giveaways etc.
  • Make reservations for hotel, flight and rental car if necessary.
  • If you are the sole exhibitor, organize at least one more person to help.
  • Order your displays and signs, flyers & business cards for your booth well in advance.
  • Check out all equipment that they work properly: laptop, overhead projector, displays, cables, lamps, spotlights, charger…
  • Giveaways such as book marks, peppermints, stickers, pens, even totes with your books title or cover image (if you want to splurge) should be ordered well in advance.
  • Folding chairs, a step ladder and a cart or dolly are useful items that you will be glad you brought.

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How to Attract Visitors

  • Display and let your book trailer run throughout the day. All you need is a laptop and projector and a white display for the background. It draws for sure more people to your booth.
  • To stay in contact with interested visitors, bring a fish bowl to collect business cards and email addresses / contact information. Offer a really attractive prize for this sweepstake and you can be sure to get lots of cards.
  • Offer interested visitors to sit down for a moment, have a cool drink while talking with you. Often they will be very thankful to rest their burning feet …
  • Have a well-lit booth to attract visitors, dress professionally and never, ever! eat at your exhibition booth.

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Partizipating in a book fair means a lot of organizing, and it should be done well in advance, especially when the show is in another state or country.  These are just a couple of tips, check out these three sites for comprehensive checklists:
http://avee-angel18.hubpages.com/hub/8-Guidelines-to-Attract-Visitors-to-Your-Exhibition-Booth
http://www.julienrio.com/marketing/english/checklist-perfect-trade-show-consumer-fair
http://www.toptenwholesale.com/blog/tips-organize-trade-show-booth.htm

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If you would like to get more support in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites – or to learn how you can make yourself a name as an author through content writing: We offer all this and more for only $179 for three months – or less than $2 per day! Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars
Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/  to advertise your new book, specials, your KDP Select Free Days or the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 980 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.
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Tagged: American Library Association (ALA), BEA, Book Exhibition, Book Fairs, Book Shows, Bookfair Frankfurt, Buchmesse Leipzig, London Book Fair, Texas Library Show


Planning to Exhibit at a Book Fair? 15 Tips!

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file9361257057150.

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Large book fairs in the U.S. and worldwide are geared toward booksellers and librarians. These shows offer big trade publishers, as well as smaller ones and author-publishers a chance to promote their books to bookstore buyers and librarians. See how authors can participate on a budget at small regional or national and even at major publishing industry trade shows.

.
Major International Book Shows
Frankfurt Book Fair, London Book Fair, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Abu Dhabi and Leipzig Book Fair, not to forget the book show in Edinburgh, focus mainly on international book sales and the sale of foreign and translation rights of books. Non-fiction books might often have a higher chance of success at these fairs. National or state-wide book fairs, such as the BEA in New York City, or the Texas Library Show  are attended by both, librarians and bookstore owners.

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How to Learn About Book Shows
First of all, find as much information about these shows as possible on their websites. Study their list of exhibitors and the genres of books displayed. Learn which audience is usually attending these shows. Check out the website of the American Library Association ALA where the library conferences are taking place throughout the year. Ideally attend book fairs first as a visitor and talk to as many people as you can – visitors and exhibitors alike, before you decide to rent a booth. It will be a great learning experience. Notice what other presenters are doing. Bring a notepad and paper, taking notes on what you appreciated in certain booths and what you thought other booths could have done better.

.
How to Save Expenses
A great way to share expenses is to get together with other independent publisher/authors you know, and rent a table or a booth together. If you divide the cost for a booth through three or four, your partizipation is suddenly not prohibitive anymore. Beware of companies that offer to show your books at International Fairs, such as the one in Frankfurt. Their fees run often from well over $200 to $500 and they will claim that hundred-thousands of visitors will see your book and you might even get a foreign language contract. Truth is, your book will sit with hundreds of others in a shelf, and no one will promote it to potential publishers. Save the money! There are millions of books displayed at these fairs and the chance that a foreign publisher discovers your book is smaller than to win the lottery.
.

What to Prepare
It is never too early, but often too late, to organize such a complex venue, especially for out-of-town shows. Here are just a few ideas for your checklist:

  • Sign up early. Apply and pay any fees ahead of time, too.
  • Contact event organizers with any special requests.
  • Need lighting or electricity in your booth? Request it well in advance.
  • Choose a booth location on a high-traffic spot.
  • Calculate expenses, such as booth rental, electricity, travel, hotel, giveaways etc.
  • Make reservations for hotel, flight and rental car if necessary.
  • If you are the sole exhibitor, organize at least one more person to help.
  • Order your displays and signs, flyers & business cards for your booth well in advance.
  • Check out all equipment that they work properly: laptop, overhead projector, displays, cables, lamps, spotlights, charger…
  • Giveaways such as book marks, peppermints, stickers, pens, even totes with your books title or cover image (if you want to splurge) should be ordered well in advance.
  • Folding chairs, a step ladder and a cart or dolly are useful items that you will be glad you brought.

.
How to Attract Visitors

  • Display and let your book trailer run throughout the day. All you need is a laptop and projector and a white display for the background. It draws for sure more people to your booth.
  • To stay in contact with interested visitors, bring a fish bowl to collect business cards and email addresses / contact information. Offer a really attractive prize for this sweepstake and you can be sure to get lots of cards.
  • Offer interested visitors to sit down for a moment, to have a cool drink while talking with you. They will be happy to rest their burning feet …
  • Have a well-lit booth to attract visitors, dress professionally and never, ever! eat at your exhibition booth.

.
Partizipating in a book fair means a lot of organizing, and it should be done well in advance, especially when the show is in another state or country.  These are just a couple of tips, check out these three sites for comprehensive checklists:
http://avee-angel18.hubpages.com/hub/8-Guidelines-to-Attract-Visitors-to-Your-Exhibition-Booth
http://www.julienrio.com/marketing/english/checklist-perfect-trade-show-consumer-fair
http://www.toptenwholesale.com/blog/tips-organize-trade-show-booth.htm

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If you would like to get more support in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites – or to learn how you can make yourself a name as an author through content writing: We offer all this and more for only $179 for three months – or less than $2 per day! Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars  Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/  to advertise your new book, specials, your KDP Select Free Days or the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 980 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.
Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing

http://www.111publishing.com

http://www.e-Book-PR.com/

http://www.international-ebooks.com/

http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+

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Tagged: American Library Association (ALA), BEA, Book Exhibition, Book Fairs, Book Shows, Bookfair Frankfurt, Buchmesse Leipzig, London Book Fair, Texas Library Show


Writers Conferences 2014: Meet Publishers, Agents, Editors and Fellow Writers

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One of the main benefits of attending a writers retreat or conference is the opportunity to meet editors, agents, publishers and other writers.  Widening your circle of connections in the literary world can help you mark your own presence as an author, to learn about the publishing industry, and how to get your book published / author-publish.  Learn even more about the craft of writing.

Equally important is gaining understanding of book business realities. For instance, why is the marketing plan so important in your proposal, and what do agents and editors expect to see in yours? Here are just a few of the many writers conferences and retreat offers in the USA for 2014:
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Santa Barbara, CA, June 7 – 12, 2014

http://www.sbwritersconference.com

Program Description
Daily AM & PM concurrent workshops & plenary sessions, evening speakers, panels, Advance
Submission with agents & editors, late-night pirate workshops.
Program Length 6 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio 200
Program Focus:  Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Marketing, Mystery, Nature, Non-fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Publishing, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Screen-writing, Travel,
Faculty: 30 daily faculty plus evening speakers
Costs   $625 includes barbecue, cocktail reception, awards banquet.
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Jackson Hole, WY, June 26-28, 2014

http://jacksonholewritersconference.com

Three manuscript critiques with authors & editors. Tracks for fiction, creative nonfiction, magazine, young adult, and poetry; workshops, talks & craft sessions.
Program Length 3 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio 4:1
Program Focus:  Children’s, Fiction, Journalism, Marketing, Mystery, Nature, Non-fiction, Poetry, Publishing, Travel, Young Adult
Costs:   Early bird $365
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Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, July 31 – August 2, 2014

http://www.mcwc.org

Program Description
5 morning workshops with same presenter each day; large forum readings and discussions with editors, agents, & newly published authors; afternoon lecture sessions on craft.
Program Length 3 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio workshops 15:1
Program Focus:  Autobiography/Memoir, Children’s, Fiction, Journalism, Mystery, Non-fiction, Poetry, Publishing, Screenwriting, Young Adult
Faculty 13+ presenters. Includes authors, editors & literary agents.
Costs:   Earlybird $525. $60/consultation. Lodging $55-$250 & camping; hostel-like farmhouse $18-$25/night.
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Squaw Valley, California  July, August 2014

http://www.squawvalleywriters.org

Morning workshops, afternoon panel discussions, individual conferences, craft lectures, staff readings
Program Length 7 days  Deadline April 1, 2014
Group Size or S:T Ratio 20-124
Program Focus:  Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Mystery, Nature, Non-fiction, Poetry and Screenwriting
Faculty 28 instructors for the Fiction Workshop, 5 for the Poetry Workshop, 8 for the Screenwriting Workshop.
Costs:   $840 includes 6 dinners. Shared (single) lodging in local houses & condos arranged for $350 ($550)/week; inexpensive bunk bed available.
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Corte Madera, CA, August 14 – 17, 2014

http://bookpassage.com/travel-food-photography-conference

Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
(Just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco)
bpconferences@bookpassage.com

Geared to Food & Travel writers and photographers this Conference has an extraordinary, international reputation among publishers, editors, and writers. This four-day Conference offers an array of writing and photography workshops in the morning, a full afternoon of panels and discussions, and evening faculty presentations.
The faculty includes publishers, magazine editors, photographers, travel essayists, food writers, guidebook writers and more.  Price: $635.00

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Key West, FL, every January

http://www.kwls.org
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4-day seminar includes readings, conversations, lectures, panel discussions. 4-day writers’ workshops feature AM writing sessions (limit 8-12/instructor) and PM individual consultations, talks, open readings.
Program Length Seminar: 4 days / Workshops: 4 days each
Group Size or S:T Ratio Seminar: 350-400 / Workshops: 12:1
Program Focus
Autobiography/Memoir, Children’s, Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Mystery, Nature, Non-fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Publishing, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Screenwriting, Travel, Young Adult
Costs   Seminar $495; Workshops $450. The next Writers’ Workshop Program will take place between the two Seminar sessions, January 12-16, 2014.
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Conferences offer valuable education for aspiring writers.  Workshops can help with developing writing skills, everything from crafting better dialogue to making clever use of literary devices. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of a conference is the fact that editors and literary agents are there not only to participate and educate aspiring writers, but also to seek out new talent!
For a full list of writers retreats in the North America please go to:  http://writing.shawguides.com

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If you would like to get help in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites: We offer all this and more for only $159 for 3 months! Learn more about this individual book marketing help http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars.
Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/ to advertise your new book, 99-cent specials or your KDP Select Free Days on Amazon.

Thanks a lot for following:

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Don’t forget to spread the word on other social networking sites of your choice for other writers who might also enjoy this blog and find it useful. Thanks

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WRITERS SEMINAR, OTTAWA, CANADA, Nov 16

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Ottawa Parliament from the Museum of Civilization

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Our Writers Seminar, in Ottawa, on Nov 16, next Saturday, shows established  A N D  aspiring authors how they can “promote their books on a shoestring”, using their previous manuscripts for content marketing. As a Canadian writer or small publisher, do you know about the Government Grants you might be eligible for? One of the interesting topics in this seminar – among many others.
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Prepare for an inspiring Workshop!
Participants will find out how to navigate the modern publishing world and get hundreds of
valuable marketing tips during this seminar while in the relaxed atmosphere of a group of
writers. Get to know how to promote books without even spending money for it. Get practical hands-on tips for content marketing – and get a chance to ask your own questions after the Seminar.
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These are the WRITER’S SEMINAR Main Topics:

  • Learn about Government Canada Grants for writers
  • Create your own brand and your platform
  • Leverage the content of your book into other markets
  • Learn about the pre-publishing & publishing process
  • Identify your target readers and their demographic
  • Find out how to reach these readers online and off-line
  • Choose the type of publishing that is right for you
  • Market and publicize your book successfully on a budget
  • Prepare your next bestseller & find free book publishing funding sources

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Read more here: http://www.111publishing.com/seminar-ottawa/

Admission is only $39 for online sign-up till November 12 - cash at the door is $59.
THANKS a lot in advance for letting other writers know about this event.  See you there : )

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If you would like to get help in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites: We offer all this and more for only $ 159 for 3 months. Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars
Or visit http://www.international-ebooks.com/book-promo to advertise your new book, specials or KDP Select Free Days.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 900 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and to StumpleUpon.

Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing

http://on.fb.me/TvqDaK

http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+

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WRITERS SEMINAR, OTTAWA, CANADA, Nov 16

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Ottawa-Canada-Parliament

Ottawa Parliament from the Museum of Civilization

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Our Writers Seminar, in Ottawa, on Nov 16, next Saturday, shows established  A N D  aspiring authors how they can “promote their books on a shoestring”, using their previous manuscripts for content marketing. As a Canadian writer or small publisher, do you know about the Government Grants you might be eligible for? One of the interesting topics in this seminar – among many others.
.

Prepare for an inspiring Workshop!
Participants will find out how to navigate the modern publishing world and get hundreds of
valuable marketing tips during this seminar while in the relaxed atmosphere of a group of
writers. Get to know how to promote books without even spending money for it. Get practical hands-on tips for content marketing – and get a chance to ask your own questions after the Seminar.
.

These are the WRITER’S SEMINAR Main Topics:

  • Learn about Government Canada Grants for writers
  • Create your own brand and your platform
  • Leverage the content of your book into other markets
  • Learn about the pre-publishing & publishing process
  • Identify your target readers and their demographic
  • Find out how to reach these readers online and off-line
  • Choose the type of publishing that is right for you
  • Market and publicize your book successfully on a budget
  • Prepare your next bestseller & find free book publishing funding sources

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Read more here: http://www.111publishing.com/seminar-ottawa/

Admission is only $39 for online sign-up till November 14 – or cash at the door is $59.
THANKS a lot in advance for letting other writers know about this event.  See you there : )

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If you would like to get help in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites: We offer all this and more for only $ 159 for 3 months. Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars
Or visit http://www.international-ebooks.com/book-promo to advertise your new book, specials or KDP Select Free Days.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 900 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and to StumpleUpon.

Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing

http://on.fb.me/TvqDaK

http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+

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