“Manuscript to Marketing: Publishing in the 21st Century”
Do you have a book inside you? Are you wondering where to start and how to get published? Come find answers at the Arizona Book Publishing Association introduction-to-publishing conference on Saturday April 16, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe.
Called Manuscript to Marketing: Publishing in the 21st Century, the day-long program offers step-by-step advice from experts in editing, cover design, book layout, production and promotion. Join other aspiring authors and prospective publishers who are looking for tools to guide them in the constantly-changing world of books, e-books, apps, and online reading communities.
Eight information-packed sessions will provide an overview of the complete publishing process, drawing on the expertise of the 100+ members of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. Topics will include:
What Is Your Book/Who is Your Audience?
Does your idea need tweaking? How do you get organized?
Writing and Editing Your Manuscript
Do’s and Don’ts of getting your manuscript ready for publication
Cover and Interior Design
Where to splurge, where to save
Brainstorm with Experts (lunch program)
E-mail your questions in advance for the lunchtime session
Digesting a big topic by taking small bites
Printing and Distribution
Moving your books to readers
What you need first, what your future goals should be
Marketing to the Media and Your Audience
Getting the buzz going and keeping it humming
Plenty of time will be available for meeting vendors of publishing services. Bring your idea, draft or manuscript for expert reviews. Space is limited to 60 attendees, so sign up now.
The conference will be held at the Fiesta Resort, 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, with sign-in starting at 8:15 on Saturday morning. Cost is $75.00 for members of the ABPA and $95.00 for non-members, until April 4. […]