James and I have been busy working on 4th annual Self-Publishers Online Conference (SPOC). Once again, we have an amazing line up of speakers this year.
We also just got back from 2 weeks on Kauai. Relaxing in a tropical paradise instead of enduring North Idaho mud season has a lot to recommend it. Plus, we sold books while we were gone, so we actually made money while on vacation. (How cool is that?)
Like we did last year, we're hosting 3 free preview calls before SPOC, so you can get a feel for the type of high-quality content we share at the main event, which will be May 8-10.
If you'd like to attend the preview calls, sign up here...
...and we'll send you the call-in information.
After three years of doing this conference, we've gained insights on the areas of book publishing that are particularly problematic for people, so these free preview calls cover some of those topics. You'll learn how to deal with what's next in publishing, how to finally finish your book, and how to avoid getting overwhelmed by the publishing process:
- Mr. Self-Publishing himself Dan Poynter will be on hand April 18 to share his thoughts on the future of book publishing.
- Gary Barnes aka the "Traction Coach" will explain how you can get your book "unstuck" on April 24.
- And on May 2, Kathy Goughenour will share how you can work with a virtual author assistant to help you finish and market your book.
When you sign up, you are welcome to attend the preview call live. But if you register for SPOC 2012, you'll also get access to the recordings and any handouts the speakers provide:
Along with Dan, Gary and Kathy (and, of course, me and James), this year's SPOC speaker line-up includes Chris Garrett, Peter Bowerman, Joel Friedlander, Dan Janal, Sandra Beckwith, Dana Lynn Smith, Penny Sansevieri, Joshua Tallent, Carolyn McCray, Roger C. Parker, and Andrea Vahl. You can see the agenda and read the session descriptions here: http://www.selfpublishersonlineconference.com/Agenda.aspx
Can't attend the preview calls live? Register for SPOC!
When you register for the Self-Publishers Online Conference you get the 3 preview calls and 15 more. SPOC starts on May 8 and right now, we're running an "early bird" special discount. Get all the details at:
Because you're on this list, you can ALSO get a special deal. Use the code Publish12 when you check out and get an additional 10% off your registration.
With all the discounts, each day works out to a lot less than a lunch out with your friends, and it's an incomparable book publishing education. Past attendees have called SPOC "invaluable," "comprehensive," and "awesome." (Testimonials from the past 3 years are all over the SPOC site.) Plus, you can wear old ugly sweat pants and bunny slippers if you like; we won't tell ;-)
All of the seminars are recorded during SPOC, so if you can't attend a session live, you can still download the recordings later and listen at your convenience.
I hope you can attend. Live long and publish!
The Book Consultant