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  1. Still Time for Writers to Join Stellar Leadership
  2. One-Day-Only 805 Writers Conference Discount
  3. What Learning from Fellow Authors: What Authors Did Right . . .What Authors Did Wrong
  4. Meet Agents Who Can Make Your Screen Dreams Come True
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Still Time for Writers to Join Stellar Leadership

Just another recommendation from me to you, my treasured #SharingwithWriters visitors and subscribers. This memo from a writers conference director is an example of why I recommend this conference book fair—even for book display when you can’t be there—the only one I recommend in my The Frugal Book Promoter because without personal attention from authors they rarely work! This one, however, is frugal and coupled with benefits and solid publishing industry knowhow. Read through.  Especially the director’s benefits list! You’ll be glad you did!

MEMO #1 11/04/19
Dear Authors and Book Sellers,
Welcome to the eleventh annual Meet the Authors' Book Fair! It is on November 23 & 24, 2019, at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, FL. The doors open to the public at 10:00 AM and you may begin to set up at 9:30 AM. Please plan to stay until 5:00 PM.  

This is a happenin’ place for authors to re-energize, hang out, and chill with other writers–not to mention meet the reading public to sign and sell books! Please invite all you know to come and support you and the other authors for an enjoyable day. Encourage family and friends to do their holiday shopping early. Time to post on your blog, web page, FB and Twitter and to send out your email blast is now!

There are only three vendor tables still available at this time. We will continue to accept registrations until they are gone. Book Display Only applications are for those who want to display their books and business cards, but are unable to attend the Book Fair in person. See the registration form for additional information on this easy and inexpensive marketing opportunity at AuthorsForAuthors.com
BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS:
Included in your registration ~
  1. Publicity for you and your work
  2. Contact list of names, email addresses, and book titles of other participants for networking
  3. Handout with your information for participants and visitors at the book fair
  4. Gift folder with writing tips and related information
  5. Networking with other professionals in your field
  6. Ability to view and discuss marketing ideas with other authors
  7. Opportunity to sign and sell your books
  8. One table and two chairs provided (Please, no extra people at your table)
  9. Table cloth and name tag provided
  10. Bring your own tabletop displays, banners, promos, electric extension cords, books, business cards, laptops, etc.
  11. Sunday only: Author's Book Exchange: Read & Review
More information will follow soon. Watch for MEMO #2.
If you have questions please email Valerie Allen at VAllenWriter@gmail.com.
Looking forward to seeing you at the book fair!
Valerie Allen and Marshall Frank
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~  Valerie Allen  ~
                                            ValerieAllenWriter.com                                                    VAllenWriter@gmail.com

Write, Publish, Sell! 2 ed
Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony

Amazing Grace
Sins of the Father
Suffer The Little Children
The Prodigal Son

Stories for the Man in Your Life
A Gift for Mom: Short Story Collection
'Tis Herself: Short Story Volume One
'Tis Herself: Short Story Volume Two

Summer School for Smarties
Bad Hair, Good Hat, New Friend

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Carolyn 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)
    

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!
 
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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)
    

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)
    

Meet Agents Who Can Make Your Screen Dreams Come True

Ohhh, I love conferences that feature input from agents.  So, though I have featured information on this conference before (use the search engine feature to find those posts because they each focus on a different aspect of this conference), I thought I'd let post once again because this one focus not only on agents, but agents with an interest and contacts for media other than print--like the big screen. (-:

Of course, I still hope to meet you for my workshop on Nov. 2nd. There are lots of ways to launch both new and old books, keep them alive as it were.  Screen is one of those ways.



The 805 Writers Conference
TOOLS — SKILLS — RESOURCES
Delivering the information you need to succeed in publishing
Content for the many streaming outlets is driving book sales, both old and new. Look at Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, or even better George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones. Both were turned into a blockbuster series. And like with Martin, it wasn’t a brand-new book but a well-crafted tale from a master storyteller.

Four of the producers on the BOOKS TO SCREEN panel at the upcoming 805 Writers Conference are looking for great stories with complex characters and an exciting way of looking at life. They can be fiction or memoir, just as long as you have a story to tell. An adventure, dramatic plot, or an interesting experience examined. One book can be turned into a mini-series, the HOTTEST property right now for Amazon, HBO, HULU, and NetFlix to purchase.

The five agents on the LITERARY AGENT Panel are looking for stories that can sell across genres, are fantasy, memoirs, mysteries, and the top-selling romance. Reading is segmented today, and publishers have slots to fill with stories that can attract specific audiences who buy books. And two of the agents also want manuscripts that can become streaming series.

PLUS, four agents will hear your pitch for your book at AGENT 1 on 1.

But you have to be a conference attendee to pitch. Plus, two agents will be holding sessions on HOW TO PITCH YOUR BOOK and HOW TO WRITE A 21ST  CENTURY QUIRY LETTER. Both are skills you need to move your writing career forward.

Register now.
 
Meet the people who may help your dreams come true.
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;  Sherry Robb, literary agent and producer; Ilene Kahn Power, former VP HBO films, Emmy and Golden Globe winner, and mini-series producer; Howard Rosenmann, producer of Academy Awards and Emmy Award winning films; and, Dana Newman, literary attorney and agent.
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

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)
    

Schedule on Pinterest Free without a 3rd Party App

Schedule on Pinterest without a 3rd Party App

By Carolyn Wilhelm

Schedule on Pinterest Free without a 3rd Party App

It used to be required to pay for scheduled posts on Pinterest. A more recent development is that scheduling may now be done within the app itself. In the upper right-hand corner of the Pinterest page, click the plus sign in the red circle.

Schedule on Pinterest Free without a 3rd Party App

Then you get a screen to create a pin that looks like the following image. Click on create pin. Create ad is a priced option. Create pin is a free option. 

Schedule on Pinterest Free without a 3rd Party App

After clicking on create pin, the pop-up screen will appear. Click on publish at a later date to schedule. 

Schedule on Pinterest Free without a 3rd Party App

The calendar and time scheduling buttons are at the bottom of the create a pin screen. 

Schedule on Pinterest Free without a 3rd Party App

Fill out the pin information you wish to share. Add the title, picture, description, and link. Select the date from the calendar that pops up. 

Schedule on Pinterest Free without a 3rd Party App


Select the time from the clock icon button. 

Schedule on Pinterest Free without a 3rd Party App

Select a board as usual from the pull-down menu when pinning from the upper right-hand corner of the screen. 

Schedule on Pinterest Free without a 3rd Party App

When your pin is scheduled, you will see a confirmation pop-up screen. Click now to make sure the information is correct. 

Schedule on Pinterest Free without a 3rd Party App
Pinterest says: "Though you can only schedule one Pin at a time, you can have up to 30 scheduled for the future."
Are you able to pin the same pin over and over? If sent to different boards and on different days this is possible. Pinterest may say if the pin was recently added, so be careful to not pin to the same board repeatedly in short order.

Thank you for reading, Carolyn from Wise Owl Factory

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Carolyn Wilhelm loves Pinterest and shares her extensive knowledge and teaching aids with teachers and others interested in education there.  Follow her on Twitter @wiseowlfactory.

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/BookProposalsII) 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)
    

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