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December 12, 2015
Holiday Party - Members Only

January 9, 2016 - Becky Parker Geist
Audio and audiobook options for your book project

People are listening! But how do you get them to listen to your book? What’s the upside, and what pitfalls should you tiptoe around. Join Becky Parker Geist on a guided tour of the audiobook world, including:
The marketplace: what’s going on in the audiobook industry and is it a good choice for your book?
Your audience: are they listening to audiobooks? What formats?
Getting started: how to make decisions that you won’t regret later.

Becky Parker Geist owns Pro Audio Voices, serving clients internationally with exceptional voiceover for Audiobooks, Advertising & Animation. She loves creating audiobooks with sound effects. Married with 3 adult daughters, Becky lives in San Francisco and New York, working Off Broadway regularly.

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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