A packed house (pre-Covid, of course) for our annual Agents panel 4.27.15
A packed house (pre-Covid, of course) for our annual Agents panel 4.27.15

PastEvent18, Writers Seminar

Free Promotional Ideas for Writers: easy, creative and productive ideas from Joan Stewart, the Publicity Hound

Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Phone Seminar
TUESDAY, March 13, 2018

When it comes to generating publicity for your book, don’t expect a press release do all the heavy lifting. You must have a strong “hook” or angle to get the media’s attention and use the press release as background information. Publicity expert Joan Stewart will share more than a dozen hooks that smart authors can use to promote their fiction and nonfiction books.

You will learn:

  • How to “newsjack” by taking a breaking new story and tying it to your book.
  • Creative ideas for fiction
  • Powerful hooks for nonfiction
  • The easiest place to start you publicity campaign: This media outlet will welcome you with open arms!

Presented by: J Joan Stewart “The Publicity Hound”

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PastEvent18, Writers Seminar

Self-Publisher’s Toolkit — with IngramSpark

Webinar
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

As writers, we know that writing a great piece is only part of our challenge. Along with the writing and editing, we have the challenges of publishing our work. That’s why, in February, we are hosting a special WEBINAR with IngramSpark, one of the main producers of print-on-demand and e-books.

IngramSpark offers the same products and services enjoyed by big-time publishers—superb quality and industry connections backed by decades of experience—made accessible to the indie-publishing community from one award-winning platform.

We will discuss the following topics as time permits…

  • Print on Demand as a way to create and sell quality printed books without a massive print run.
  • E-book publishing
  • Formats
  • Reach to 39,000+ retailers and libraries worldwide and 70+ major online retailers.
  • Marketing

Presented by: Justine Bylo — Key Account Sales Manager, IngramSpark, Ingram Content Group Inc.

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Writers Seminar

Grammar and Punctuation Review for Writers

Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Seminar GRAMMAR FOR GROWNUPS: Painless Grammar and Punctuation Review for Writers 10:30 am – 1:00 p.m. IWOSC members: $15 Non-members:… Click for more Grammar and Punctuation Review for Writers

PastEvent17, Writers Seminar

Self-Publishing with BookBaby

Seminar
TUESDAY, November 14, 2017

A special telephone seminar

Steven Spatz, president of BookBaby, will share with his audience of essayists, novelists, editors, book designers, authors of all genres, and self-publishers, information on topics of vital interest to book producers and writers, including…

Presented by: Steven Spatz

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PastEvent17, Writers Seminar

Overcoming Gender and Racial Bias in Publishing and Hollywood

Seminar
Saturday, October 21, 2017 

In this seminar for writers and others in publishing and Hollywood, we will explore the dynamics of gender and racial discrimination that writers face in publishing and in show business. Whether you are a journalist, scriptwriter, copywriter, editor, songwriter, script doctor, or any other type of writer, join us as we discuss discrimination: how to spot it, how to handle it, how to “lean in” and push back against it, and how to work around it.

For a time, it appeared that sexism, homophobia, and racism directed at writers were things of the past in “tolerant, liberal” New York publishing and the world of showbiz. But it appears that change was only cosmetic. Discrimination persists, but has become more coded than it was in the days of Madmen. The same problems that writers faced back then have been lurking under the surface all along.

To get at how writers can fight back or find a way around this issue, we will be discussing topics like…

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PastEvent17, Writers Seminar

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Seminar
Saturday, September 23, 2017 

What do writers need to know about contracts? Or Intellectual Property? How about collaborations between authors? Turns out, there’s a lot of legal issues that writers and self-publishers should be aware of.

How can writers avoid the pitfalls of intellectual property theft, frivolous libel and plagiarism lawsuits, scam literary agents, too-good-to-be-true offers, contract loopholes, and how can authors avoid being cheated out of their money when writing a book, screenplay/play, or TV format? And what new traps are out there in cyberspace and online writing that writers need to be aware of?

Presented by:
Dan Laidman
Dana Newman
Workshop Coordinator: Telly Davidson

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Writers Seminar

PastEvent17, Writers Seminar

Marketing Intensive 2017: Prepare, Plan & Produce The Perfect Book Marketing Campaign

Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Seminar
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Our panelists:
David Wogahn
Julia Drake
Steven Sanchez

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PastEvent17, Writers Seminar

Jump Start Book Writing Project

Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Seminar
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Have you been thinking about writing a book?
Wondering where to start?
Or, have you started, but feel unclear about how to organize your writing?
Looking for ideas to make your book a better read?

Now’s the time to get feedback and ideas for moving ahead!

In this workshop…

Presented by: Ina Hillebrandt

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