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February 13, 2016 - Lawrence Townsend
Top Legal Dos and Don’ts for Authors.

Lawrence Townsend is an intellectual property lawyer in San Francisco where his practice includes publishing law. His second novel, The Hot Monkey Love Trial, is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2016 with Water Street Press.

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March 12, 2016 - Jane George, Carol Lynn Montague, and company
Paranormal Panel

From mediums to witches we explore the paranormal, phenomena that go beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.

April 9, 2016 - Alexandra Nicolajsen
Kensington Publishing Corp

Alexandra Nicolajsen, of Kensington Publishing Corp, will give background on her house and what happens after acquisition, about retailer coverage, and romance market trends. She’ll also discuss how to promote, merchandise, and price books in the changing digital environment and how to drive sales with social media & email marketing, closing with a group activity around creating a marketing/launch plan. She will also be taking pitches, so have them ready.

Alexandra Nicolajsen is the Director of Social Media & Digital Sales for Kensington Publishing Corp. She oversees digital publishing and marketing for the print and eBook lines, including Lyrical Press, Kensington’s digital-first imprint.

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