Monthly Archives: January 2008

Virtual Publishing Conference Begins February 5

The Virtual Publishing Conference is starting Tuesday, February 5 and has more insider scoops, new presenters and new information. You won’t want to miss the first three sessions:

1. February 5 – Jan King and Gail Richards give an overview of the publishing process from the author’s view. What are the fears and concerns you have that keep you from being a successfully published author? What do you need to know before you start or finish your book that will make all the difference in your success? What is it that you really want to accomplish by writing a book and what process should you follow to make that happen easily and quickly?

2. February 12 – Alecia Huck (who was a big hit at last years’ eWomenNetwork Conference) will talk about motivation and resistance. What are the biggest fears, concerns, doubt of authors and how can you overcome them? What does resistance tell us and how can we use it to create a better book? How can you look forward to sitting down and writing and not dread it?

3. February 19 – Jenifer Madson will talk about the financial aspects of writing and publishing a book. How much does it cost and how can I creatively finance the project? What are some of the hidden expenses and how do I know where to spend money and where to save it? What is realistic to expect in terms of book sales? And why do I have to spend money as an author at all – after all, I’m providing the written ideas, shouldn’t someone else be publishing and marketing it?

4. February 26 Getting From Idea to Completed First Draft
5. March 4 From First Draft to Finished Book
6. March 11 Writing a Winning Book Proposal
7. March 18 Self-Publishing Your Book the Right Way
8. March 25 Sell Your Book Successfully with Great Design
9. April 1 The Essential Elements: Book Marketing 101
10. April 8 The Secrets of Power Packed Promotion
11. April 15 Build Book Marketing Momentum

Don’t miss these sessions, each Tuesday at 8 am PT, 9 am MT, 10 am CT, and 11 am CT for 60 to 90 minutes per session. All sessions are recorded in case you have to miss one.

The Virtual Conference is free to eWomenNetwork and eWomenPublishingNetwork members and friends, using the discount code BACKSTAGEPASS at the time of registration. You must register to get your call in number and web URL to see and hear the presentations. There will also be plenty of time for your individual questions. Register Today!

Need Help with a Book Proposal?

Our first class of the new year is a six-week teleclass to help you write…and finish…your book proposal during the class. It starts this week, Thursday, January 10, 2008 and extends for the next five Thursdays, 60 to 90 minutes per class. The class size is limited so that there is plenty of time for personal help and discussion. In addition, there are homework assignments that breaks down the book proposal into manageable pieces. You can be finished in six weeks.

Particularly if you are considering joining us at the BEA (Book Expo America) in Los Angeles this year (May 31 – June 2) to sell your book to an established publisher, NOW is the time to be working on your book proposal, even if your book isn’t finished.

We will talk not only about the book proposal itself, but how to approach a publisher, what to expect from them and what they expect of you.

Start the new year learning and doing with a community of aspiring authors! This high-value class (regular price $249) is available to eWomenPublishingNetwork members at $35, an 86% discount! Use the discount code EWPNBPY andregister Now!
://bpyjan08.eventbrite.com/

Get Your Book DONE in 2008

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were fun and restful and that you are ready to get back to work on your book. But the end of each year can be a time for regret for aspiring authors and a time for New Years’ Resolutions: “Why didn’t I make my book more of a priority and get more done? I should have had the whole thing finished by now!”

If you feel this way, then take a look at what was holding you back in 2007 and make plans to remedy those things in 2008. Maybe you travel much of the time, maybe family requirements have kept you busy, or maybe you just aren’t sure where to start.

If you find procrastination to be a problem in starting, getting into, and finishing your book, a newly developed program by book professional Gail Richards may be the answer. Gail sends you an email every Monday morning, not just with inspiration, but with actual things to do to keep you on track for writing, publishing and marketing your book. The to-do’s are not just busy work, but real, and important, steps to get you going and keep you focused. It breaks down the seemingly insurmountable job of writing a book into manageable pieces, week by week. Or maybe you are getting it written, but would just like some weekly reminders of all of the pieces so you don’t forget something important. Either way, I highly recommend it.

In addition to the to-do’s, you also receive audio downloads and step-by-step written downloads to get you through all the pieces of the publishing puzzle.

Read more and sign up for a year of success with the DONE program
at AuthorSmart.com. The price for charter members of this program is $199, but Gail is willing to give eWomenPublishingNetwork members and friends a price of $120 if you start during the month of January. For $10 a month you can’t get a better boost for getting your book DONE.