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  • Tell & Sell Your Story

    by Stephanie Klein, Ned Vizzini, Michael Chaney and Alex Lerner

    Beyond taking your story from blog to book and beyond, this interactive discussion walks you through the steps needed to cull your blog posts and random emails into a cohesive work with a clear beginning, middle, and end, covering:
    - They key steps to writing a book proposal
    - How to find a literary agent
    - How to come upon an inspired idea, and how do you recognize when you've found one
    - Exploring the most useful writing apps and software
    - Learning about helpful online brainstorming communities and writing exercises

    LEVEL: Beginner

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 12th March

    In Creekside, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

  • Care and Feeding of Blogs and Book Contracts

    by Stephen Johnson, Mary Glenn, Matthew Holt, Tricia Lawrence and Pamela Slim

    Tricia Lawrence hosts a mix of authors/publishing/social media/Internet marketing experts to talk about maintaining a blog, ramping up a blog, and getting a book deal from that blog. Tricia and the panel will explain how publishing currently works, how publishing has changed in the past year, and a few of the best tips and tricks (and plenty of resources) for people interested in the blog-to-book wave. Tricia and every single one of the panelists believe that the Internet is the world's biggest brand maker and also come from the point of view (which several of the panelists share with everyone without shame constantly) that authors and bloggers are capable of becoming bigger brands than traditional publishers. Tricia and her panel also explain some of the emerging electronic publishing options (Kindle, iBook, Booklocker, CreateSpace) as well as showing off a bit of their Internet marketing backgrounds by encouraging bloggers to get connected, build their tribe, and create raving fans, all with a mind to someday sell back to those fans--that tribe--their latest books and infoproducts. Tricia and the panel of experts believe that authors are uniquely poised to capitalize on the social media boom. Tricia and her fellow panelists will present personal successes and social media and Internet marketing strategies to benefit everyone in attendance.

    LEVEL: Advanced

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 12th March

    In Creekside, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol