FAPA Publishing University 2016 is now behind us
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016; 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 5:00 p.m.
Location: NOVA Southeastern University, 4850 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32839
Success in publishing is all about promotion. FAPA's PubU is a dynamic learning opportunity for authors, publishers, or any profession building a brand through social media. The conference is the best place to discover new strategies and meet face-to-face with active up-and-coming business professionals in the publishing industry.
Consider attending the Annual Conference and look for information about the 2017 PubU in late 2016.
Cost: $49.00 Members - $59.00 Non-members (Membership discounted to $50 when you register for the event, a savings of $15.) Only 30 seats available for this event.
2016 PubU Sessions
Speaker: Patricia Charpentier—Writing Your Life
Learn how to root out typos, overused words and phrases, redundant sentence structure, and a variety of other manuscript oversights by using free or inexpensive electronic tools.
Session 2: Financial Management
Speaker: Mark Wayne Adams—Illustrator, author, publisher of MWA, Inc.
Learn how to budget for expenses related to a book launch, bookstore signings, participating at book festivals, and other book-related events. How to calculate for a return on investment, showing profit for specific sales venues, will be examined.
Session 3: Book Manufacturing
Speaker: Cheyenne Knopf—Marketing Manager of OnLine Binding
Learn how a book is made, including decisions on trim size, page count, paper weight, paper color, hardcover or soft cover, gloss or matte cover, etc. Digital and off-set can also be explained, as well as how to find and select a printer.
Panel Session: Marketing 101: Before You Publish
Panelists: Terri Gerrell, publisher and owner of Southern Yellow Pine Publishing; Diane Harper, author and owner of HayMar Books, LLC.
Learn how to create a marketing plan to be implemented 6-12 months prior to the release of a new book, including identifying and targeting your audience; social media promotions; developing a distribution list for emails, blogs and a newsletter; creating print materials; preparing a media kit; developing a website; and planning a book launch.
2015 Spring Conference Attendee Photos
Attendee Photos —Networking opportunities with authors, publishers, and business professionals!
You do not have to be a self-published author to benefit from our DIY approach. Whether you’re at the manuscript stage, have a publisher, or have independently published your book(s), you will benefit from our hands-on workshops. Register Now!
Attendees are not required to be members of FAPA.
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