Penny Watson Presents Two-Day Independent Author Symposium, Beg. Today
As the number of self-published books produced annually in the United States continues to explode, New York Times bestselling author Marie Force will host a two-day Independent Author Symposium for authors today and tomorrow, November 1-2, 2013, during which she will share insights that have helped her to sell more than one-million self-published e-books. Force is among the industry's leading "hybrid" authors, finding success with both traditional and self-publishing.
Blogger and author Penny Watson, who has been both traditionally and self-published in romantic fiction and children's fiction, will be joining Force in leading several of the educational sessions. Watson frequently tours New England giving workshops on social media etiquette, promotion and blogging/book reviewing.
"The idea for the symposium sprang from a demand by independent authors, many of whom frequently contact me seeking advice on self-publishing," said Marie Force."We've designed the symposium to provide authors with specific information on how to be successful in publishing, marketing and selling books on their own, giving them the opportunity to take control of their writing careers. I believe the opportunities for authors in the digital age are endless, and I'm looking forward to sharing some of what I've learned at the symposium."
Topics that Force and Watson will address during the symposium include:
- A checklist for success as a publisher and business owner
- Formatting e-books that are error free, high quality and professional
- Cover design and how it can make or break sales
- Distributing print and e-books to online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo
- Understanding pricing and royalties
- Managing multiple titles, series and genres
More information and registration details for the seminar can be found at http://e-bookformattingfairies.blogspot.com/p/independent-author-symposium.html