FWA Orlando Meeting – Wednesday, Oct., 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Get The Most Out Of Any Writer’s Conference

Jennie Jarvis

Jennie Jarvis

Join us Wednesday, October 1st at 6:30 p.m. when former screenwriter turned literary writer and FWA Faculty Chairperson, Jennie Jarvis, shows you how to make the most of your writer’s conference experience, before, during, and after. You will learn how to prepare a plan to use your time to best effect, how to network, and how to follow-up after the conference. The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik at: usabookcoach@gmail.com.


 

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

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Winter Park Library. (This seminar is free and open to the public.)

Is there a book inside you? 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. You will learn:

• Determining your Topic and Developing your Content.
• Titles, Covers, and Marketing Descriptions
• Layout, Pricing, Uploading and Publishing your Kindle Book.
• Key Marketing Techniques for Bestseller Success!

Attendees get a free copy of Rik Feeney’s “Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune”.

Register online at www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or arrive by 11:15 a.m. to register at the door. The Winter Park Library is located at 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789. (407-623-3300)


 

New Smyrna Beach Book Festival October 4 & 5!

The New Smyrna Beach Book Festival will take place October 4th and October 5th beachside. The festival features over a dozen authors representing seven states and multiple Florida Book Award winners. (The festival is free and open to the public.)

Author sessions begin at 11:00am on both Saturday and Sunday taking place at The Islander Beach Resort on Atlantic Avenue. Sessions will include author instructions, book sales, book signings and presentations on such topics as inspiration for the book, description of plot and characters, dialog readings as well as questions and answers. In addition to selling the featured books at the session, all of the Festival’s books will be for sale at the Festival Book Store at Islander Beach Resort both days of the festival.

The Festival also offers two free Writers Workshop Panel Discussions Saturday at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The panel discussions will focus on a variety of topics, from plot and character development to advice to aspiring writers on getting published, and more.

This year’s New Smyrna Beach Book Festival also offers a special Children’s Book component, which runs concurrently to the traditional festival, taking place on Saturday, October 4th on the pool deck at The Islander Beach Resort.

On Saturday night of the festival, a special happy hour social meet-and-greet will take place with all of the authors in attendance in a casual setting at Toni & Joe’s located at 309 Buenos Aires St, NSB. Festival attendees are encouraged to go and have the chance to mingle with the authors. The festival sessions during the day will feature opportunities to win beverage tickets to the social that night.

The New Smyrna Beach Book Festival is part of Fall Beach Weeks in New Smyrna Beach –40 days of festivals in nine weeks from September 26th through November 29th. The campaign is designed to showcase New Smyrna Beach during autumn and increase its appeal as an off-season vacation destination. For more festival information and special Beach Weeks/Book Festival accommodations call the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Center at 1-800-541-9621.

The Islander Beach Resort is located at 1601 South Atlantic Avenue.

For a detailed schedule that includes book descriptions and author mini-biographies go to BeachWeeks.com and click the NSB Book Festival prompt or Text “AUTHOR” to 40691 for a detailed schedule on your smart phone.


 

Stars of Florida Writers discover the limelight at the

2014 Florida Writers Annual Conference

October 23 – 26, 2014

Register online at: www.floridawriters.net

The conference takes place at the:

Orlando Marriott – Lake Mary
1501 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746
407.995.1100

Download the 2014 Annual Conference Workshop Schedule at: http://bit.ly/1ynUpav

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Upcoming Writer’s Events – October 2014

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

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Winter Park Library. (This seminar is free and open to the public.)

Is there a book inside you? 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. You will learn:

• Determining your Topic and Developing your Content.
• Titles, Covers, and Marketing Descriptions
• Layout, Pricing, Uploading and Publishing your Kindle Book.
• Key Marketing Techniques for Bestseller Success!

Attendees get a free copy of Rik Feeney’s “Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune”.

Register online at www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or arrive by 11:15 a.m. to register at the door. The Winter Park Library is located at 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789. (407-623-3300)


 

New Smyrna Beach Book Festival October 4 & 5!

The New Smyrna Beach Book Festival will take place October 4th and October 5th beachside. The festival features over a dozen authors representing seven states and multiple Florida Book Award winners. (The festival is free and open to the public.)

Author sessions begin at 11:00am on both Saturday and Sunday taking place at The Islander Beach Resort on Atlantic Avenue. Sessions will include author instructions, book sales, book signings and presentations on such topics as inspiration for the book, description of plot and characters, dialog readings as well as questions and answers. In addition to selling the featured books at the session, all of the Festival’s books will be for sale at the Festival Book Store at Islander Beach Resort both days of the festival.

The Festival also offers two free Writers Workshop Panel Discussions Saturday at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The panel discussions will focus on a variety of topics, from plot and character development to advice to aspiring writers on getting published, and more.

This year’s New Smyrna Beach Book Festival also offers a special Children’s Book component, which runs concurrently to the traditional festival, taking place on Saturday, October 4th on the pool deck at The Islander Beach Resort.

On Saturday night of the festival, a special happy hour social meet-and-greet will take place with all of the authors in attendance in a casual setting at Toni & Joe’s located at 309 Buenos Aires St, NSB. Festival attendees are encouraged to go and have the chance to mingle with the authors. The festival sessions during the day will feature opportunities to win beverage tickets to the social that night.

The New Smyrna Beach Book Festival is part of Fall Beach Weeks in New Smyrna Beach –40 days of festivals in nine weeks from September 26th through November 29th. The campaign is designed to showcase New Smyrna Beach during autumn and increase its appeal as an off-season vacation destination. For more festival information and special Beach Weeks/Book Festival accommodations call the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Center at 1-800-541-9621.

The Islander Beach Resort is located at 1601 South Atlantic Avenue.

For a detailed schedule that includes book descriptions and author mini-biographies go to BeachWeeks.com and click the NSB Book Festival prompt or Text “AUTHOR” to 40691 for a detailed schedule on your smart phone.


 

Stars of Florida Writers discover the limelight at the

2014 Florida Writers Annual Conference

October 23 – 26, 2014

Register online at: www.floridawriters.net

The conference takes place at the:

Orlando Marriott – Lake Mary
1501 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746
407.995.1100

Download the 2014 Annual Conference Workshop Schedule at: http://bit.ly/1ynUpav

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Orlando FWA Meeting: Wed., 09/03 @ 6:30 p.m. – Memorable Memoirs

Make Your Memoir Memorable

Patricia Charpentier

Patricia Charpentier

“We all have a story to tell. How we write it determines if the book will be read.”

Join us Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:30 p.m. when author, speaker, and book consultant Patricia Charpentier shows you tips to keep your memoir in the reader’s mind long after he/she finishes the last page.

Charpentier says, ““We all have a story to tell. How we write it determines if the book will be read.”

Top 3 things participants will learn:

  1. To determine what to put in and what to leave out
  2. How to bring the moments of your story to life
  3. Unique ways to tell your story

The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik 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 – August 6th @ 6:30 PM

Author / Publisher: Sales and Income Taxes

Cheyenne Knopf

Cheyenne Knopf

Join us Wednesday, August 6th, for Cheyenne Knopf’s talk for authors and publishers titled: Sales and Income Taxes. What is a resell tax certificate? What book related expenses can I write off on my taxes? How do I keep up with all this tax information? The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com for more information.

 

Upcoming Orlando FWA Speakers – 2014

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

September – Patricia Charpentier – Posthumous Memoir: It’s a Killer Talk!

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

November – Jeanne Farmer – The Writing Life

December – Larry Leech – Writer’s Resolutions

 

Upcoming talks: Rik Feeney

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 / Creating Great Book Covers

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

Friday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. / External Consultants / Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune!

 

October 2014

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

Saturday, October 3, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / Winter Park Library / Kindle Publishing Seminar

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

 

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 – 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.

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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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