Orlando FWA Meeting – July 2nd @ 6:30 PM – Ben Hale

(Directions to the meeting are listed at the bottom of this document.)Ben Hale Author Headshot copy

Kindle Marketing Update

Join author and speaker Ben Hale, an expert at Kindle book sales, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. as he updates us on his experience and success in selling Kindle books. The talk is held at the University Club and is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

Upcoming Orlando FWA Speakers – 2014

August – Cheyenne Knopf – Author / Publisher: Sales and Income Taxes

September – Patricia Charpentier – TBA

October – Jennie Jarvis – Get the Most Out of the Writer’s Conference

 

July 2014 – Rik Feeney – Upcoming Talks

  • Tuesday, July 8, 6 p.m. / Hiawassee Branch – OCL / To Blog or Not to Blog: Developing a Blog & 100 Blog Titles!
  • Saturday, July 12, 11 a.m. / South Trail Branch – OCL / Overcoming Writer’s Block
  • Thursday, July 17, 6 p.m. / Windermere Branch – OCL / To Blog or Not to Blog: Developing a Blog & 100 Blog Titles!
  • Saturday, July 19,  11 a.m. / West Oaks Branch – OCL / Overcoming Writer’s Block
  • Monday, July 21, 6 p.m. / Orlando Public Library – OCL / Digital Books: Don’t get left behind! (ePublishing Basics)
  • Wednesday, July 23, 6 p.m. / Alafaya Branch – OCL / To Blog or Not to Blog: Developing a Blog & 100 Blog Titles!
  • Monday, July 28, 6 p.m. / Orlando Public Library – OCL / Digital Books: Don’t get left behind! (ePublishing Basics)
  • Thursday, July 31, 6 p.m. / Herndon Branch – OCL  / To Blog or Not to Blog: Developing a Blog & 100 Blog Titles!

 

How to Write Killer Fiction

An interactive 3-hour workshop with award-winning author Vic DiGenti (a.k.a. Parker Francis)on Saturday, July 12 at Writer’s Atelier in Winter Park, FL. You’ll learn: the key elements of a mystery, how to create compelling characters, how to craft a plot that twists and turns, how to create a crime scenario, how to add tension and suspense to your scenes. Workshop Cost: $45. Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM. Register by contacting: racquel@racquelhenry.com.

 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster (as you turn a Borders book store will be on your right). Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

 

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Orlando FWA – Wed., June 4th – Author Blog Tours

Selling You: Marketing and Branding for Authors Who Want to Sell tawdra kandle authorpicBooks

Learn how to get your masterpiece noticed, talked about, and remembered by joining Tawdra Kandle, author, speaker, and consultant on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Tawdra will discuss the importance of author branding and savvy marketing, how to use social media to your greatest advantage, and the essentials of PR evolution.

“You can write the next Great American Novel, but if it sits on Amazon without anyone knowing it’s there, what good does it do you? Your book needs exposure, word-of-mouth buzz and something to make it–and you–memorable.”

The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact: Rick Feeney / usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

RIK FEENEY: Upcoming Talks: (free and open to the public)

June 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 6 p.m. / Orlando Public Library – OCL / Kindle Publishing

Wednesday, June 4, 6:30 p.m. / Orlando FWA Meeting / Group Leader. Speaker – Tawdra Kandle

Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m. / Edgewater Branch – OCL / Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune!

Tuesday, June 10, 6 p.m. / Orlando Public Library – OCL / Kindle Publishing

Saturday, June 14, 1 p.m. / Brevard Museum / Author Talks

Tuesday, June 17, 7:00 p.m. / Orlando Writers Critique Group / Group Leader

Thursday, June 19, 6 p.m. / North Orange Branch – OCL / Using Creative Techniques to Develop Story Ideas

Saturday, June 21, 11 a.m. / Eatonville Branch – OCL / Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune!

Saturday, June 21, 3 p.m. / South Creek Branch – OCL/ Using Creative Techniques to Develop Story Ideas

Wednesday, June 25, 6 p.m. / Southeast Branch – OCL / Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune!

Saturday, June 28, All Day / FWA Non-Fiction Mini-Conference / Altamonte Hilton / Editing Basics for Authors and Indie Publishers, and, Indie Publishing: Alternative or Addition?

July 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. / Orlando FWA Meeting / Group Leader. Speaker – Ben Hale

Tuesday, July 8, 6 p.m. / Hiawassee Branch – OCL / To Blog or Not to Blog: Developing a Blog & 100 Blog Titles!

Saturday, July 12, 11 a.m. / South Trail Branch – OCL / Overcoming Writer’s Block

Tuesday, July 15, 7:00 p.m. / Orlando Writers Critique Group / Group Leader

Thursday, July 17, 6 p.m. / Windermere Branch – OCL / To Blog or Not to Blog: Developing a Blog & 100 Blog Titles!

Saturday, July 19,  11 a.m. / West Oaks Branch – OCL / Overcoming Writer’s Block

Monday, July 21, 6 p.m. / Orlando Public Library – OCL / Digital Books: Don’t get left behind! (ePublishing Basics)

Wednesday, July 23, 6 p.m. / Alafaya Branch – OCL / To Blog or Not to Blog: Developing a Blog & 100 Blog Titles!

Monday, July 28, 6 p.m. / Orlando Public Library – OCL / Digital Books: Don’t get left behind! (ePublishing Basics)

Thursday, July 31, 6 p.m. / Herndon Branch – OCL  / To Blog or Not to Blog: Developing a Blog & 100 Blog Titles!

August 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. / Orlando FWA Meeting / Group Leader. Speaker – Cheyenne Knopf

Saturday, August 16, 10 a.m. / Ancient City Writers – St. Augustine / Creating an Audio Book

Tuesday, August 19, 7:00 p.m. / Orlando Writers Critique Group / Group Leader

September 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 p.m. / Orlando FWA Meeting / Group Leader. Speaker – Patricia Charpentier.

Saturday, September 6, 6 p.m. / Sisters in Crime – JAX / TBA

Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 p.m. / Orlando Writers Critique Group / Group Leader

October 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 p.m. / Orlando FWA Meeting / Group Leader. Speaker – Jennie Jarvis

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. / Orlando Writers Critique Group / Group Leader

Friday, October 24, 7:55 a.m. / FWA State Conference – Lake Mary / Great Book Titles: Make Them Marketable and Memorable

For more information contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster (as you turn a Borders book store will be on your right). Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

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Orlando FWA Meeting – May 7th @ 6:30 PM

Write it Right-Write it Tight 

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Nancy Quatrano / On-Target Words

Nancy Quatrano, author and owner of On-Target Words professional writing services  presents an interactive discussion about writing with power at the FWA meeting on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Nancy discusses how to choose powerful words, powering up pitches, blurbs and hooks, and grabbing the reader’s attention. Bring an opening hook, a pitch or draft letter to an editor or agent with you for feedback. The talk is free and open to the public. Contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com

 

“Kindle Publishing Seminar!”

Is there a book inside you?

[Winter Park, FL]  On Saturday, May 3rd from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., publishing experts Rik Feeney and Ben Hale will show any writer how they can publish successful ebooks on the Amazon Kindle and make money at it. The Kindle Publishing Seminar will take place at the Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407-623-3300). The fee for this seminar is $50.00. Seating is limited.

Do you dream of writing and selling a book? Do you have special knowledge through your job, a hobby, or a life experience that can help someone else? Would you like to learn how to earn residual income from Kindle publishing?  If you have a great story to tell, the Kindle could be a fantastic way to get started in the dynamically changing world of publishing.

Learn how to develop your Kindle book, how to create and design great titles and covers, how to set up your Kindle account and upload your book, the critical element called editing, and hear how Ben Hale earns a full-time living writing his Kindle books! An open question and answer session with the speakers will follow the sessions.

Bonus! Enjoy a special session with Professor Leonard Birdsong about his eight Kindle books published in the last eight months.

Registration for the Kindle Publishing Seminar can be done online at www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or at the door Saturday, May 3rd. The fee for this seminar is $50.00. Seating is limited.

The best part about publishing an ebook on the Amazon Kindle: It’s FREE!  Are you ready to publish an ebook this year? See you at the Kindle Publishing Seminar.

For more information go to www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or email Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

Upcoming Orlando FWA Speakers – 2014

June – Tawdra Kandle – Selling You: Marketing and Branding for Authors Who Want to Sell Books

July – Ben Hale – Kindle Marketing: The One-Year Update

August – Cheyenne Knopf – The Business of Publishing

September – Patricia Charpentier –

October – Jennie Jarvis – Get the Most Out of the Writer’s Conference

 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster (as you turn a Borders book store will be on your right). Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

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Book Marketing Success!

Book Marketing Success! (for authors on a budget) rik feeney pic 72dpi

Saturday, April 12th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407-623-3300)

Did you know that writing the book and getting it published is really only 5% of the effort in having a successful book? The critical 95% of your effort is in marketing and promoting your book.

Make no mistake; whether you are traditionally published, used P.O.D. or digital technologies, or are an independent publisher, YOU, the author, bear the largest burden of responsibility in marketing your book. Your book is like a baby, you can’t abandon it after giving it life; you must now nurture it through successful marketing techniques, in this case, without having to break the piggy bank to do it.

This workshop will cover the tried and true basics of marketing as well as several additional marketing techniques, that won’t break the bank, to build a constant and developing awareness of your book. Many of these techniques can be put to use during and after the talk.

Participants will learn:

1. The basics of book marketing.

2. Low-cost and no-cost techniques to market the book.

3. Follow-through techniques for traditional and digital marketing to build book sales.

This talk is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

Why Publish Now? Ben Hale Author Headshot copy

Ben Hale talks on Why Publish Now? At the Winter Park Library on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. Contact Ben Hale at authorben@hotmail.com. Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407-623-3300).

 

Writer’s Nest Mini-Conference

3rd Annual Writer’s Nest Mini-Conference, April 26, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando / Altamonte Springs, 350 S. Northlake Boulevard, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. http://floridawriters.net/uploads/2014_04_26_Writers_Nest_MC_Flier_color.pdf

 

Kindle Publishing Seminar 
Ben Hale Author Headshot copyrik feeney pic 72dpi

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m., publishing experts Rik Feeney and Ben Hale will show any writer how they can publish successful ebooks on the Amazon Kindle and make money at it. The Kindle Publishing Seminar will take place at the Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter P
ark, FL 32789 (407-623-3300). The fee for this seminar is $50.00. www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com.

 

Write it Right-Write it Tight nancy quatrano pic 72dpi

Nancy Quatrano presents, Write it Right-Write it Tight, an interactive discussion about writing with power at the FWA meeting on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Nancy discusses how to choose powerful words, powering up pitches, blurbs and hooks, and grabbing the reader’s attention. Bring an opening hook, a pitch or draft letter to an editor or agent with you for feedback. The talk is free and open to the public. Contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Orlando FWA Meeting – April 2nd @ 6:30 PM

NY Times Bestselling Author Shares Her Experience

Spend an evening with Debbie Viguié, a New York Times bestselling author, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the University Club in Winter Park and learn the ins and outs of the writing business from an author with over 30 books. Debbie will show you how to craft a memorable pitch and show you what questions to ask yourself to improve your story. The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.


 

Only Your Agent Knows for Sure: Secrets for Turning Your Personal Stories into Compelling, Selling Fiction

Learn how one writer, Sandi Hutcheson, turned terrible events from her life into an uplifting, compelling novel. Sandi will show you how to transform personal truth into universal truth, how to manage the angry voice, and how to laugh through the tears. Sandi will share her secrets on how to peel away the scales of image and strip down to your authentic self. Orlando FWA April 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.


 

“Kindle Publishing Seminar!”

Is there a book inside you?

[Winter Park, FL]  On Saturday, May 3rd from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m., publishing experts Rik Feeney and Ben Hale will show any writer how they can publish successful ebooks on the Amazon Kindle and make money at it. The Kindle Publishing Seminar will take place at the Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407-623-3300). The fee for this seminar is $50.00.

Do you dream of writing and selling a book? Do you have special knowledge through your job, a hobby, or a life experience that can help someone else? Would you like to learn how to earn residual income from Kindle publishing?  If you have a great story to tell, the Kindle could be a fantastic way to get started in the dynamically changing world of publishing.

Learn how to develop your Kindle book, how to create and design great titles and covers, how to set up your Kindle account and upload your book, the critical element called editing, and hear how Ben Hale earns a full-time living writing his Kindle books! An open question and answer session with the speakers will follow the sessions.

Bonus! Enjoy a special session with Professor Leonard Birdsong about his eight Kindle books published in the last eight months.

Registration for the Kindle Publishing Seminar can be done online at www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or at the door Saturday, May 3rd. The fee for this seminar is $50.00.

The best part about publishing an ebook on the Amazon Kindle: It’s FREE!  Are you ready to publish an ebook this year? See you at the Kindle Publishing Seminar.

For more information go to www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or email Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.


 

Other writer events:

UCF Book Festival – CFE Arena on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free admission, free parking, and open to the public.  http://education.ucf.edu/bookfest/schedule.cfm.  

Rik Feeney’s Basic Book Marketing talk will be held at the Winter Park Library on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.. The talk is free and open to the public. Contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com. Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407-623-3300).

Ben Hale talks on Why Publish Now? at the Winter Park Library on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. Contact Ben Hale at authorben@hotmail.com. Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407-623-3300).

How to Publish a Children’s Book Workshop will be offered by Jane R. Wood and Frances Keiser of Get Book Savvy on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Event Hall at the Fair Trade Café, 4882 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast, FL 32164. The fee is $59. Register at www.getbooksavvy.com, or call Jane Wood at 904-268-9572.

3rd Annual Writer’s Nest Mini-Conference, April 26, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando / Altamonte Springs, 350 S. Northlake Boulevard, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. http://floridawriters.net/uploads/2014_04_26_Writers_Nest_MC_Flier_color.pdf

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m., publishing experts Rik Feeney and Ben Hale will show any writer how they can publish successful ebooks on the Amazon Kindle and make money at it. The Kindle Publishing Seminar will take place at the Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407-623-3300). The fee for this seminar is $50.00. www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com.

Nancy Quatrano presents, Write it Right-Write it Tight, an interactive discussion about writing with power at the FWA meeting on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Nancy discusses how to choose powerful words, powering up pitches, blurbs and hooks, and grabbing the reader’s attention. Bring an opening hook, a pitch or draft letter to an editor or agent with you for feedback. The talk is free and open to the public. Contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.  


 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting 

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster (as you turn a Borders book store will be on your right). Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

April 1, 2014. Announcements. Comments off.

Orlando FWA Meeting – March 5th @ 6:30 PM

Orlando FWA Meeting – March 5th @ 6:30 PM

It’s All in the Rewriting – a triple X-rated talk

Join Chris Angermann, president of the Florida Authors and publishers Association on Wednesady, March 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm when he discusses the three forms of editing – eXamination, eXplanation and eXploration. According to Angermann, “Editing is rewriting, shaping and making your manuscript do somersaults.” The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at Rik@PublishingSuccessOnline.com for more information.

Chris will show you the 3 types of editing/rewriting – copy/proofing, line and developmental (story) editing, the elements underlying 95% of all fictional stories, and, how this all applies to getting published by yourself and/or others.

Free! Kindle Publishing Seminar

Join Rik Feeney and Ben Hale for a free Kindle Publishing Seminar series to be held at the Oviedo Library Saturdays, March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Week 1: Determining your Topic and Developing your Content.

Week 2: Titles, Covers, and Back Copy Blurbs – the keys to discover-ability.

Week 3: Layout, Pricing, Uploading and Publishing your Kindle Book.

Week 4: Key Marketing Techniques for Bestseller Success!

Learn the easy-to-use techniques to publish your book on the Amazon Kindle. Contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com. Oviedo East Branch Library, 310 Division Street, Oviedo, Florida 32765 (407-665-1560).

 

Florida Authors & Publishers Assoc.: Book Marketing Sizzle!

Date:  Saturday, March 8th, 2014 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location:  NOVA Southeastern University

4850 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32839. (407) 264-5601

Cost: $49.00 Members — $59.00 Non-members

Student Cost: $25.00 Members — $30.00 Non-members

 

Upcoming Speakers – 2014

March – Chris Angermann – The Heroes Journey through Editing

April – Debbie Vigue – NY Times Bestselling Author Shares Her Experience

May – Sharon Buck – The Big Bang Theory: 14 Ways to Explode Your Book Sales

June – Tawdra Kandle – Selling You: Marketing and Branding for Authors Who Want to Sell Books

 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster (as you turn a Borders book store will be on your right). Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

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Publishing Panel: Successful eBooks!

Orlando FWA Meeting – February 5th @ 6:30 PM

 Publishing Panel: Successful eBooks!

Are you ready to publish an ebook (Kindle) this year? Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30 pm publishing experts Nancy Quatrano, Michael Ray King, and Rik Feeney will present information to show any writer how they can publish successful ebooks. Each speaker will do a brief presentation, then you will have the chance to ask the panel questions specific to your writing goals in the ebook arena.

(Sat. 02/15/14) Kindle Publishing Seminar: How to Create a Successful eBook !

Is there a book inside you? Do you have some special knowledge through your profession, a hobby, or a life experience that can help someone else? If you can help someone solve a problem, relieve a pain, or provide a solution to get ahead – you’ve got a book ready to be published! That goes for fiction writers too. If you have a great story to tell, the Kindle could be a fantastic way to get started in the dynamically changing world of publishing.

The best part? Publishing on Kindle is FREE!

Date: Saturday, February 15th

Location: Fair Trade Café (4882 Palm Coast Pkwy, NW, Palm Coast, FL 32164).

Registration: Online (www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or at the door at 8:30 a.m.)

Investment:  $49.99 per person.

Morning: Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase in the café. Afternoon: Lunch on your own.

Session 1: Determining your Topic and Developing your Content.

Session 2: Titles, Covers, and Back Copy Blurbs – the keys to discoverability.

Session 3: Pricing, Uploading, and Publishing your Book.

Session 4: Key Marketing Techniques for Bestseller Success!

Session 5: Question & Answers

For additional information, please contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com or visit www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com.

Lake Mary Library Talk

Titles, Covers, and Back Copy Blurbs – the keys to discoverability.” A talk by Rik Feeney starting at 6:00 pm. The library is located at 580 Greenway Boulevard Lake Mary, Florida 32746. (407-665-1640).

Novel in a Day Workshop Coming to Jacksonville

Writers today face an uphill climb. The competition is fierce, the learning curve steep. To help flatten the learning curve, hundreds of writers have benefited from the Novel in a Day Workshop, presented by award-winning author Vic DiGenti. On Saturday, March 1, DiGenti will present the full-day workshop in Jacksonville for first time in more than a year. The workshop will be held at the Summer Key Condominiums Clubhouse on 4916 Sunset Marina Drive in Jacksonville’s south side.

DiGenti, who wrote the award-winning adventure/fantasy Windrusher trilogy before adopting the Parker Francis pen name and penning the Quint Mitchell Mystery series, said, “The Novel in a Day workshop packs a year’s worth of learning into a daylong interactive session. It’s filled with group and individual writing exercises, practical information, and enough entertainment value to make the 8-hours pass quickly.”

The workshop is for both beginning writers and more advanced writers looking for new insights, providing writers with the tools needed to craft their own novel.

Topics covered include:

  • Elements of plot and structure
  • Creating characters that sizzle
  • Secrets of good dialogue
  • Creating strong beginnings. middles and ends
  • Writing in scene
  • Tips for self-editing

The tuition fee is $95 per person and includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and a 30-page workbook. For more information or to register please contact Vic DiGenti at vicdig@mac.com or visit his Parker Francis website, www.parkerfrancis.com and click on the News & Events button where writers may register and pay using PayPal.

Upcoming Speakers – 2014

March – Chris Angermann – The Heroes Journey through Editing

April – Debbie Vigue – NY Times Bestselling Author Shares Her Experience

May – Sharon Buck – The Big Bang Theory: 14 Ways to Explode Your Book Sales

June – Tawdra Kandle – Selling You: Marketing and Branding for Authors Who Want to Sell Books

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster (as you turn a Borders book store will be on your right). Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

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Orlando FWA Meeting – January 8th @ 6:30 PM – Phil Deaver

Orlando FWA Meeting – January 8th @ 6:30 PM

Phil Deaver

Phil Deaver

 Why Write Fiction?

 “Why write fiction?  Why not write something True?  What’s true?” asks Phil Deaver winner of the Flannnery O’Connor Award for Short Stories; author of one

appearance in the O. Henry Anthology; winner of an NEA, and twice a winner of a Bread Loaf fellowship. Deaver says, “A true story can be true in more ways than one and strict allegiance to what really happened may not reveal the truth. Life doesn’t happen in stories; we make stories by selecting details from what really happened; it’s how the brain works, how we attempt to make sense of dreams.”

“A true story can be true in more ways than one,” says Phil Deaver.

And tonight we have that incredible writer in residence and professor of English at Rollins College, Phil Deaver. (Enters to the theme music of “We will Rock You!” by Queen.)

 

Kindle Publishing Seminar: How to Create a Successful eBook !

 Is there a book inside you? Do you have some special knowledge through your profession, a hobby, or a life experience that can help someone else? If you can help someone solve a problem, relieve a pain, or provide a solution to get ahead – you’ve got a book ready to be published! That goes for fiction writers too. If you have a great story to tell, the Kindle could be a fantastic way to get started in the dynamically changing world of publishing.

 The best part? Publishing on Kindle is FREE!

 Date: Saturday, February 15th

Location: Fair Trade Café (4882 Palm Coast Pkwy, NW, Palm Coast, FL 32164).

Registration: Online (www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or at the door at 8:30 a.m.)

Investment:  $49.99 per person.

Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase in the café.

 Session 1: Determining your Topic and Developing your Content.

Session 2: Titles, Covers, and Back Copy Blurbs – the keys to discoverability.

Session 3: Pricing, Uploading, and Publishing your Book.

Session 4: Key Marketing Techniques for Bestseller Success!

Session 5: Questions & Answers

For additional information, please contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com or visit www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com.

 

Upcoming Speakers – 2014

February – Pete Collins – All pain, no gain? My Book (Pain & Gain) as a Movie.

March – Chris Angermann – The Heroes Journey through Editing

April – Debbie Vigue – NY Times Bestselling Author Shares Her Experience

 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster (as you turn a Borders book store will be on your right). Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

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FWA – Wed. Dec. 4 @ 6:30pm – Titles, Covers, and Back Copy Blurbs

Photo: Rik Feeney

Rik Feeney

Titles, Covers, and Back Copy Blurbs

Getting published doesn’t guarantee book sales. Join author and publisher Rik Feeney on Wednesday, December 4th at 6:30 pm. Feeney says, “5% of the effort is writing and publishing, 95% of the effort is marketing and promoting your book—if you want sales success. The outside of the books sells the inside. Learn useful marketing skills and avoid critical errors that could get your book deleted by Amazon. Give yourself a head start by using information from the title, cover, and back copy blurb to market your book.”
Free and open to the public. Contact: Rik@PublishingSuccessOnline.com

 

Kindle Publishing Seminar – Herndon Library, Orlando winds up 12/02/13 at 7:00 pm.

The four-week Kindle Publishing Seminar at the Herndon Library in Orlando will resume on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm. On Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm we will be discussing how to market and promote your Kindle document – the most important class of all four! If you have any questions, please contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

Herndon Library, 4324 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32803, 407.835.7323

P.S. Special “marketing” handout with critical information only for committed authors who attend the meeting.

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Orlando FWA Meeting – November 6th @ 6:30 PM

Orlando FWA Meeting – November 6th @ 6:30 PM

Tips from the pros on media coverage for authors

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm Doris Bloodsworth, a Pulitzer-nominee reporter (Orlando Sentinel, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News) reveals the elements of an effective media release, how to pitch the media, tips for a successful interview, and how to make the most of your media coverage. “Getting the right media coverage can be the tipping point for book sales and instant credibility as an expert.” says Bloodsworth. The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact: Rik@PublishingSuccessOnline.com.

[Seminar] Digital Publishing with Kindle: How to Create a Successful eBook !

Is there a book inside you? Do you have some special knowledge through your profession, a hobby, or a life experience that can help someone else? If you can help someone solve a problem, relieve a pain, or provide a solution to get ahead – you’ve got a book ready to be published! That goes for fiction writers too. If you have a great story to tell, the Kindle could be a fantastic way to get started in the dynamically changing world of publishing.

The best part? Publishing on Kindle is FREE!

Join author, speaker, and book coach Rik Feeney at the Herndon Branch, Orange County Library (4324 E Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, (407) 835-7323), Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 at 7 p.m., and Monday, December 2nd, at 7 p.m. for the easy-to-use techniques to publish your book on the Amazon Kindle.

Week 1: Determining your Topic and Developing your Content.

Week 2: Titles, Covers, and Back Copy Blurbs – the keys to discoverability.

Week 3: Pricing, Uploading, and Publishing your Book.

Week 4: Key Marketing Techniques for Bestseller Success!

This talk is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Rik Feeney at Rik@PublishingSuccessOnline.com.

Upcoming Speakers

2013

December – Rik Feeney – Titles, Covers, and Back Cover Blurbs

2014

January – Phil Deaver – Short Story Writing

February – Pete Collins – All pain, no gain? My Book as a Movie.

March – Chris Angermann – The Heroes Journey through Editing

April – Debbie Vigue – NY Times Bestselling Author Shares Her Experience

 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster (as you turn a Borders book store will be on your right). Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

November 2, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

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