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September 13, 2014 - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Author Discoverability
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Kristine Kathryn Rusch generally hates to talk about Discoverability. So why will she present on that topic? Because so many writers waste valuable writing time incorrectly promoting their work. Every book needs some promotion, but no book needs the exact same promotion. Rusch will talk about ways to promote work for the brand-new writer, the established writer, the traditionally published writer, and the indie (self-published) writer. She’ll also talk about the most important part of promotion—when to avoid promoting. She wrote an extensive series about discoverability on her blog (go to and click on Business Resources), which is the basis of her book Discoverability, which WMG Publishing will bring out later this year.

Kristine is an award-winning, best-selling, multi-genre author. Under her real name she publishes science fiction and fantasy, mysteries, mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance. She also writes goofy romance novels as Kristine Grayson, romantic suspense as Kristine Dexter, futuristic SF as Kris DeLake, and erotica under a pen name. She has held every job in traditional publishing except agent, has started two publishing companies, and owns several non-publishing businesses. She worked in advertising, and she did fundraising for nonprofits. She brings her real-world experience to the narrow confines of the publishing industry to help you think outside the box.

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

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