Monday, July 23, 2012

Making the Most of a Writer's Conference

There are three times in which an author can make the most of a Writers Conference or Author Event.

I've teamed with one of this country's best book promoters, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, who will be participating in next year's Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference & Book Fair, to bring you a list of ways you can capitalize on your participation now, during the conference, and after the conference.

Carolyn will be coming all the way from California to participate in Book 'Em so we hope you'll stop by her table and say "hello" and welcome her to North Carolina!

BEFORE

If you'll click here, it will take you to Carolyn's blog, which was named one of Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites. This article is the first of three; this explains how to get the most media attention and advantages out of an author event even before the day it takes place.

DURING

The ways in which you can make the most out of your participation in an authors event continues here, with what you can do during the day of the event to make it highly successful for you.

AFTER

Some people think when an event ends, so does their possibility of making it a success. But don't make the mistake of overlooking the important things you can do after the event! Follow this link to Carolyn's website to see what you can do after the event to ensure that you've made the most of it.

These articles were written by p.m.terrell, one of the co-founders of The Book 'Em Foundation (along with Waynesboro, Virginia Police Officer Mark Kearney) and the co-chair of Book 'Em North Carolina (along with Katie Huneycutt).

Our events are held on the last Saturday of each February in beautiful, sunny Lumberton, North Carolina. Check out www.bookemnc.org for all the details! Our Writers Conference & Book Fair raises money to increase literacy within our communities and reduce crime because when you buy a book, you stop a crook!

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