Meetings

Note: If you have signed up for a meeting and need to cancel, please e-mail karysafaire@gmail.com.

Meetings are held at the Pyramid Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse, 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley, California. Registration starts at 8:30 am, the meeting starts at 9:30, and the program starts at 10:00. Pre-pay is now available using PayPal! Click the button below the meeting and follow directions. Payment at meeting by cash or check is also still accepted. Members, please register by 5:00 PM the Friday before the meeting to receive the reduced rate. Drop-ins welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis.


There is no meeting in July due to the RWA National conference.


August 9, 2014 - Jason Ojalvo & Susie Bright
SVP, Content & Editor-at-Large; Audible.com
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Audiobook publishing is one of the fastest-growing segments of the publishing industry. If you’ve written an ebook or print book, learn how to have it produced as an audiobook. In this session, we’ll discuss how easy it is to use Audible.com’s Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) to make audiobooks. Topics include selecting audition scripts, casting a winning voice, how to work with audiobook producers, and how to sell your completed audiobook on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Jason has spent twenty years helping creative individuals – actors, dancers, musicians – make a living from their art. He is a Senior Vice President at Audible (a division of Amazon.com). He launched and now runs the groundbreaking ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) service, which connects voiceover actors with great books to create more audiobooks for the ever-growing base of audiobook listeners. Jason also oversees Audible Studios, which in 2013 received a Grammy award as well as nine Audie Awards. He holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York.

Best-selling writer Susie Bright, one of the world’s most respected voices on women’s sexuality, is Audible’s Editor-at-Large and the Audie-award-winning executive producer of hundreds of Audible favorites, including Romance authors Kristen Proby, Lora Leigh, Laurann Dohner, Radclyffe, Molly Weatherfield, as well as Colleen Gleason, Michael Thomas Ford, and Cecilia Tan.

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September 13, 2014 - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Author Discoverability

October 11, 2014 - Gwen Hernandez
Scrivener for Dummies

November 8, 2014 - Rachael Herron and Sophie Littlefield
Finances for Authors

December 13, 2014
Holiday Party - Members Only


For a list of our Past Meetings, click here.