March 18th: Bookstore Owners Panel Discussion
No matter what kind of writing you do, you want to be in bookstores. But how do the buyers for those book stores decide what to carry? There are 100,000 new books published every year, that's an enormous amount of competition for a limited amount of shelf space. Did you know that stores like Barnes and Noble charge a fee to be featured on a table, or even to have your book facing out on the shelf? How do you get into the local authors shelf? What sorts of things are book buyers looking for? These questions and more will be addressed at our monthly meeting on March 18th at Preservation Park.
Sept 17th: How to Craft a Book that Sells, with Nina Amir
ATTENTION: NEW VENUE! ****We've moved! See below for our new location!**** The average book today sells only about 250 copies per year and 3,000 in its lifetime. Improve your odds of becoming a successful author by producing a business plan for your book before you write a word. As you do, you develop an Author Attitude, craft a marketable book idea, and evaluate your idea and yourself ...