Orlando FWA Meeting: Wednesday, October 7th at 6:45 pm – Book Marketing Tips – Basic to Advanced

Book Marketing Tips – Basic to Advanced

Join us Wednesday, October 7th at 6:45 pm online for “Book Marketing Tips: Basic to Advanced” by speaker, author, book coach, Rik Feeney.

Feeney says, “5% of the effort is writing and publishing, 95% of the success of your book comes from consistent and effective marketing.”

The talk will cover tips pre-publication, book launch, and what to do with books that are back-listed (available for more than a year).

If you have any questions or would like to donate a marketing tip that has worked well for you, contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

Dial-in number (US): (720) 740-9608

Access code: 1004614#

International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/usabookcoach

Online meeting ID: usabookcoach

Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/usabookcoach

For additional assistance connecting to the meeting text “Call Me” to the Dial-In number above and you will be called into the conference. Message and data rates may apply.

Photo: Rik Feeney
Rik Feeney / Publishing Consultant http://www.RickFeeney.com

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Reminder: Orlando FWA Mtg – Wed Sept 2 @ 7pm – Ask Author Ben Hale Anything

Dial-in number (US): (720) 740-9608

Access code: 1004614#

International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/usabookcoach

Online meeting ID: usabookcoach

Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/usabookcoach

For additional assistance connecting to the meeting text “Call Me” to the Dial-In number above and you will be called into the conference. Message and data rates may apply.

 

Ask Author Ben Hale Anything

Ben Hale

Ben Hale

The next online meeting of the Orlando FWA on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:00 p.m. features author, publisher, and speaker Ben Hale who will answer any questions about writing, publishing, and marketing your book. Put another way, he will answer any questions on what it means to be an author and how to achieve your goals.

To make this online event a success, I request you email me any questions you have for Ben to usabookcoach@gmail.com. I will collect and organize them so Ben can address each of your concerns.

Ben’s background:

Ben has published well over 16 books and sold over 150,000 copies, achieving his goal of writing full-time in just six months from the publication of his first title.

He has participated in numerous panels and coached many authors on writing, publishing, and marketing.

His books have been a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, received a Royal Palm Literary Award, and been nominated for a prestigious VAA audio book award.

  • He has earned a Masters in Professional Writing.
  • In addition to his literary pursuits, he has six children and enjoys snowboarding and tree houses.

We only have two weeks left until the meeting, at which time I will send a link to the webinar. Please send your question for Ben to me as soon as possible.

Thanks for your time and consideration. I look forward to seeing you all at the next webinar.

Rik Feeney

usabookcoach@gmail.com

407-529-8539

August 31, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

Orlando FWA Mtg – Wed Sept 2nd @ 7 pm – Ask Author Ben Hale Anything

Ask Author Ben Hale Anything

Ben Hale

Ben Hale

The next online meeting of the Orlando FWA on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:00 p.m. features author, publisher, and speaker Ben Hale who will answer any questions about writing, publishing, and marketing your book. Put another way, he will answer any questions on what it means to be an author and how to achieve your goals.

To make this online event a success, I request you email me any questions you have for Ben to usabookcoach@gmail.com. I will collect and organize them so Ben can address each of your concerns.

Ben’s background:

  • Ben has published well over 16 books and sold over 150,000 copies, achieving his goal of writing full-time in just six months from the publication of his first title.
  • He has participated in numerous panels and coached many authors on writing, publishing, and marketing.
  • His books have been a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, received a Royal Palm Literary Award, and been nominated for a prestigious VAA audio book award.
  • He has earned a Masters in Professional Writing.
  • In addition to his literary pursuits, he has six children and enjoys snowboarding and tree houses.

We only have two weeks left until the meeting, at which time I will send a link to the webinar. Please send your question for Ben to me as soon as possible.

Thanks for your time and consideration. I look forward to seeing you all at the next webinar.

Rik Feeney

usabookcoach@gmail.com

407-529-8539

 

August 14, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

Replay Link: Writing Dialogue that Matters

50 people attended our webinar titled, Writing Dialogue that Matters. If you missed it, here is the replay link:

https://fccdl.in/PIOZ3phWzz

Please note, I experienced a wrath of God gullywasher earlier that afternoon and was without power. I literally got power back one minute before the webinar was to begin, then found the storm had fried the power supply on my laptop. I ended up using an ancient (Windows 7) netbook to finally connect.

I relate this exciting tidbit, because the beginning of this replay is me babbling nonsensically about my earth shattering problems – I just wanted people to feel sorry for me. Plus, I had to stay seated because I forgot to put on pants! So you might want to fast forward through the first couple of minutes.

Fun fact: FreeConferenceCall has Closed Captioning making it easier to decipher what is being said.

Also, before or after you watch the replay, check the landing page at FFC for two PDF articles on Dialogue that Nancy has also included.

Thanks, look forward to seeing you all next month.

Rik Feeney

usabookcoach@gmail.com

www.RickFeeney.com

August 7, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

Reminder: Writing Dialogue that Matters – Wed Aug 5 at 6:55 pm

Writing Dialogue that Matters

Nancy Quatrano

Nancy Quatrano

Dialogue can make or break your book–and your writing career. Find out at the Orlando FWA writer’s group on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 at 6:55 p.m. via FreeConferenceCall.com, when Nancy Quatrano joins us to lead this discussion. Nancy is the author of several short and long fiction series and currently has thirteen books published in both traditional and indie.

Quatrano says, “Do dialogue badly and readers won’t read your next book; do it right and they’ll forgive a lot of other aspects if they must.”

 During this talk you will learn 1) how dialogue impacts genre, tone, and characterization, 2) how to properly punctuate dialogue, and 3) the distinction between dialogue beats and tags.

Always Chasing ‘Em: https://amzn.to/30sPfg7

This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com / RickFeeney.com or 407-529-8539.

FreeConferenceCall.com: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 6:55 p.m.

Online meeting ID: nancy6025

Online meeting link:

https://join.freeconferencecall.com/nancy6025

August 4, 2020. Announcements. Comments off.

Orlando FWA Mtg – Wed Aug 5 @ 6:55pm – Writing Dialogue that Matters

Writing Dialogue that Matters

Nancy Quatrano

Nancy Quatrano

Dialogue can make or break your book–and your writing career. Find out at the Orlando FWA writer’s group on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 at 6:55 p.m. via FreeConferenceCall.com, when Nancy Quatrano joins us to lead this discussion. Nancy is the author of several short and long fiction series and currently has thirteen books published in both traditional and indie.

Quatrano says, “Do dialogue badly and readers won’t read your next book; do it right and they’ll forgive a lot of other aspects if they must.”

 During this talk you will learn 1) how dialogue impacts genre, tone, and characterization, 2) how to properly punctuate dialogue, and 3) the distinction between dialogue beats and tags.

Always Chasing

This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com / RickFeeney.com or 407-529-8539.

FreeConferenceCall.com: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 6:55 p.m.

Online meeting ID: nancy6025

Online meeting link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/nancy6025

August 3, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

Reminder: Insider’s View of Publishing – Zoom – 7pm – Wed. July 1st w/ Gary M Krebs

An Insider’s View of Publishing for Authors

Gary M. Krebs

Gary M. Krebs

Join us Wednesday, July 1st at 7:00 pm for a Zoom presentation by Gary M. Krebs, a former trade book publisher turned author and literary agent provides insider knowledge about the publishing industry and what authors need to know before they embark on their journey.

Krebs says, “While it’s easy in this day-and-age to self-publish a book, it is exceptionally difficult to do it well. You don’t know what you don’t know. However, potential customers and readers easily distinguish between an amateur book and a professionally published book.”

The top 3 things participants will learn: 1) the reality of the publishing business, 2) the differences between self-publishing, hybrid publishing, and traditional publishing, and 3) the most important things to consider if you want a professionally published book.

Gary Krebs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88008007448

Meeting ID: 880 0800 7448

June 30, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

Orlando FWA Meeting – Wednesday, July 1 – 7:00 pm – Gary M. Krebs

An Insider’s View of Publishing for Authors

Gary M. Krebs

Gary M. Krebs

Join us Wednesday, July 1st at 7:00 pm for a Zoom presentation by Gary M. Krebs, a former trade book publisher turned author and literary agent provides insider knowledge about the publishing industry and what authors need to know before they embark on their journey.

Krebs says, “While it’s easy in this day-and-age to self-publish a book, it is exceptionally difficult to do it well. You don’t know what you don’t know. However, potential customers and readers easily distinguish between an amateur book and a professionally published book.”

The top 3 things participants will learn: 1) the reality of the publishing business, 2) the differences between self-publishing, hybrid publishing, and traditional publishing, and 3) the most important things to consider if you want a professionally published book.

Gary Krebs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88008007448

Meeting ID: 880 0800 7448

University Club is now open!

The first 15 people who reserve a spot by sending me an email at usabookcoach@gmail.com will be able to attend this meeting in person at the University Club on Wednesday, July 1st.

No email = no reservation. No reservation = no attendance at the University Club but you can still attend the Zoom version of the webinar from the safety of your home. According to the UCWP, I can only allow 15 people to attend the meeting – all others will be turned away, and you must reserve a spot by Tuesday, June 30th at 7:00 pm.

Please be advised: No shirt, no shoes, no mask = no attendance at the meeting. Social distancing guidelines will be observed.

June 26, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

Missed an Orlando FWA webinar?

Orlando FWA webinar links

Like many of you, I have been trapped at home finding new ways to scare my cat and train my goldfish. While that supplies a certain amount of fun, I still need more mental stimulation.

I have spent a great deal of time watching webinars, tutorials, and online courses. I just got done watching a tutorial on Parakeet CPR. If Tweety lives; great. If not, I have some Cornish Hen recipes that may be useful.

But I digress…

I’m really writing this post to send you information on some Zoom webinars that have already taken place, you might want to review via replay links:

Penny SansevieriSell Books by the Truckload on Amazon.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d6zj8yd6pu3kw0c/FWA%20Orlando%20How%20to%20Sell%20Books%20by%20the%20Truckload.mp4?dl=0

Rocky & Cheryl DetwilerTransforming Lives with the Power of Words

Linda Hollander (The Wealthy Bag Lady) – Corporate Sponsorship for Books!

Link for the discount on Attracting Corporate Sponsors System is

www.SponsorSpecial.com

July 2020 Webinar

In July we have a special guest, Gary M. Krebs, – author, editor, agent, current book being turned in to a movie – to speak with us. This meeting will take place again primarily by Zoom, however 15 members who pre-register (I’ll tell you how in the next blog) will get to come to the live meeting at the University Club.

Gary M. Krebs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88008007448

More about Gary M Krebs and the July meeting in the next blog post.

Until then, stay safe, keep writing, and… try putting some tuna fish between your toes. You and the cat will have a great time. Scratchy tongues tickle. (Peanut butter for dogs.)

June 18, 2020. Announcements. Comments off.

Reminder: Orlando FWA Mtg – Wed June 3rd 7pm – Corporate Sponsorship for Books!

Linda Hollander

Linda Hollander

Would you like to do what you love (writing books) and have someone else foot the bill? Have you ever thought about corporate sponsors for your business, show, book, charity, speaking or events? America’s most successful companies partner with sponsors. Why not you?

Link to Zoom Meeting:  www.SponsorZoomWithLinda.com

Linda Hollander, the Wealthy Bag Lady, can help you. She is the author of the #1 best-selling book, Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps and the CEO of Sponsor Concierge. Linda has consulted with many entrepreneurs to help them profit from the awesome power of corporate sponsors and has 20 years of experience in business. Her corporate

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship

sponsors have included Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Epson, Citibank, Fed Ex, Health Net, Southwest Airlines, Bank of America, Staples, American Airlines, Walmart and IBM.

SEE PREVIOUS POST BELOW FOR MORE INFO.

June 2, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

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