Tuesday, May 27, 2008

“Book Promotion in the Digital Age: Online Book Marketing

Yvonne Perry will be leading a workshop for the 2008 Tennessee Writers Alliance 3rd annual writer's conference. She will present two 1.5-hour workshops on Book Promotion in the Digital Age: Online Book Marketing on Friday and Saturday.

The Tennessee Writers Alliance 2008 Writers’ Conference will be held June 6-7, 2008 at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee.(1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and June 7th (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
I hope you will register http://www.tn-writers.org and plan to attend.

Here's what will be covered:
  • What your website should and should not have
  • How to set up and maintain a book blog for optimal sales
  • Why you should publish a newsletter and have a subscriber base
  • How cross promotion benefits everyone
  • Article marketing
  • Utilizing your email signature for book marketing
  • Getting the most from your online virtual book tour
  • Obtaining radio and podcast interviews
  • Getting more out of your amazon page
  • Doing an online bookstore blitz
  • Finding free online listing services
  • Ways to increase traffic to your website
  • Social bookmarking techniques
  • Why you need to belong to relevant groups in your industry
  • Podcasting: why not start your own show?
  • Book videos on YouTube
Other experts include:
  • Bill Brown: “Finding Your Pivotal Moments, Real and Imagined” (poetry) and “Tension in Writing: Portraits, Tributes, Letters, and Coming of Age” (poetry)
  • Estelle Condra: “Writing Is Like Ketchup”
  • Gloria Ballard: “Going Places: Rev Up Your Travel Writing” and “Truth & Art: Writing Creative Non-Fiction”
  • Jerry Parks: “Self-Publishing: Is It Right for You?”
  • Jimmy Carl Harris: “Fiction: Write Risky”
  • Lantz Powell: “A Day in the Life of an Agent: What Agents Want” and “Understanding the Publishing Industry: An Agent’s Point of View”
  • Tamara Baxter/Kathryn Knight: “First Pages: Listen in on the Editors” and “Writing Outside the ‘Voice’ Box: A Writing Workshop”
  • Tracy Barrett: “Pleasures and Perils of Writing for a Packager”
  • Tracy Crudup: “The Other Side of the Fairy Tale: Writing the Romance”
Questions about the conference?
Visit TWA at http://www.tn-writers.org

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