Writer’s Digest has hosted one of the most respected conferences in New York City in January for quite some time. This year, they are also holding a writers conference in October on the West Coast. In fact, this is the first time this event has been this close to the Pacific. The registration web site gives more details. Here’s what it says:
For the first time ever, Writer’s Digest Conference brings its real-world publishing knowledge, writing inspiration and networking opportunities to a West Coast audience in 2012. Join us in Hollywood to find out how publishing and tech developments affect writers, how you can make your work and your pitch irresistible, and what you can do to get going, get discovered, and get published.
I will be speaking and sitting on a panel at the conference. In my seminar titled, Seven Secrets of Successful Self Publishing, I will share all I have learned from
working with authors who have found self publishing to be a very satisfying publishing option. In addition I will sit on a panel titled, Self Publishing in the Real World – What to Expect, What to Do, and How to Do It. I am really looking forward to this panel because they have assembled a very diverse group of people who can speak to the topic from different points of view. Here’ s the lineup:
Dana Newman, Attorney and Literary Agent, Dana Newman Literary, LLC, Eric DelaBarre, Writer/Director, Seven Publishing, Brian Felsen, President, BookBaby, Stephen Blake Mettee, CEO/Publisher, The Write Thought Inc. and K.C. Sherwood, Abbott Press Author and winner of the Mark of Quality.
There are a number of other seminars or panels that address the topic of self publishing because clearly it is the topic that is on everyone’s mind. I am really looking forward to my time there and hope to see you in Hollywood as well. Registration information is available on the web site. Just click here for more info.