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A RARE FIND, Part 2! Indie author and publisher conference recap
August 22, 2015
A RARE FIND, Part 2! Indie author and publisher conference recap

Below is the Part 2 (Day 2) recap of the fabulous 2015 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) conference.Session 5:  Biggest Mistake.  Presenter: David Essel, Author and TV/Radio HostWhen pointing out common mistakes that authors and publishers make, it always helps when the speaker has high energy and a big, funny laugh.  David said authors should plan on being responsible for 90% of their own book sales!  You can't rely on publishers to do the marketing.  However, he recommended that publishers provide training to authors on how to self-promote.  He also encouraged authors to sell other things besides their books, such as consults and ...

A RARE FIND! Indie author and publisher conference recap, Part 1 of 2
August 17, 2015
A RARE FIND, Part 2! Indie author and publisher conference recap

As an author and indie/self-publisher, I attended the 2015 Florida Authors and Publishers Association’s (FAPA) conference.  The lineup of speakers was great!  Even though the focus was on self-published authors and indie publishers, I kept thinking that traditionally published authors would also appreciate the info.  Here’s my brief recap:Session 1:  Business Tips and Taxes for Writers.  Presenter: Carol Topp, CPA I know taxes may not be the most exciting way to begin a conference; however, Carol’s explanations were informative and interesting; and her presentation style was open and friendly.  She discussed whether authors and indie ...