publishing, self-publishing, writing

IndieReCon Live by Alicia Coleman

IndieReCon Live!

IndieReCon Live!  Making self-publishing a mission possible.

Register now for the best prices of the season–early bird pricing ends April 15, 2014.

You’ll learn from industry experts how to build your own publishing team, navigate online vendor, packaging, marketing and everything in between.

Visit the website for more information.

books, publishing, writing

IndieReCon by Alicia Coleman

IndieReCon logoIndieReCon 2014, a free online writer’s conference, is in it’s second year. Conference begins February 25, 2014 and concludes February 27, 2014. The keynote speakers this year are Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath. They will host a two hour chat about The Evolving Indie Industry and Standing Out in the Pile. They will also entertain questions.

Representatives from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords and Goodreads will be on hand to discuss insider secrets and maximizing marketing efforts.

A variety of other speakers will conduct workshops.  There is also a Grand Prize giveaway.

The conference is free.  For more information, click here.

books, publishing, writing

Southern Magic Readers Luncheon by Alicia Coleman

The Southern Magic Readers Luncheon was a great event.   My mother and I attended.  We arrived early to get our swag bag.  We moved to another area to await entrance to the hall where the Luncheon was held.

Readers were encourage to sit at the table with their favorite authors.  My mom and I sat at the table with  my fellow members of Southern Magic and published authors, Kerry Freeman and Fred Arceneaux.  Many door prizes and baskets were awarded to  registrants and raffle ticket holders.  The meal was served as  Milestone  and recognitions were award to such authors as Christy Reece/Ella Grace, Naima Simone, Jennifer Echols, Kathy Bone, M. V. Freeman, Kira Sinclair, Kerry Freeman, Bonnie Gardner, Debra Glass, Suzanne Johnson, Debby Giusti and Susan Carlisle.

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dianna Love was the  Welcome Speaker.  She spoke on her life before writing. She also spoke about authors Ernest Hemingway and Emily Bronte receiving bad review on their work, but persevered to become highly respected writers.  Ms Love also introduced the Keynote Speaker.

Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times Best-Selling Author, took the podium.  She used her life as an example of life’s adversities and advised all-readers and writers alike-to never give up on your dreams.

Publisher’s Weekly Contributing Editor, Barbara Vey and Lou Anders of Pyr Books were special guests.

The Luncheon ended with book signings.  Approximately 38 authors participated.  The Luncheon was held Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama at the Harbert Center.