WHAT: Anatomy of a Book: Promotion & Publicity
WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, 2016. 6:30-8:30 PM.
WHERE: WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.
COST: $15/Members, $25/Non-Members
What happens after “The End”? Whether you’re a traditionally published or self-published indie author, the work of promoting and publicizing your book will largely fall on your shoulders. Join award-winning authors William Kowalski and Anne Louise O’Connell as they share strategies you can implement online & face-to-face to create a buzz around your book. From pre-launch to ongoing book marketing planning, you’ll learn how to build your author platform, the best ways to leverage social media, what goes into planning a virtual book tour and even ways to fund the process.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
William Kowalski is the best-selling, award-winning author of six novels and six Rapid Reads (shorter works for beginning adult readers of English). His first novel, Eddie’s Bastard, won the 1999 Rosenstein Award, the 2001 Ama-Boeke Prize, and occupied the #5 spot on the Times of London bestseller list. His fifth novel, The Hundred Hearts, won the 2014 Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. He has been nominated three times for the Ontario Library Association's Golden Oak Award. His books have been translated into fifteen languages. He is also the founder of My Writing Network, an organization dedicated to providing free websites and community support to emerging authors of all types and backgrounds.
Anne Louise O’Connell is an indie author whose first novel, Mental Pause, won an Independent Publisher Magazine (IPPY) Award in 2013. She has lived and traveled all over the world for the past 23 years, recently returning home to Halifax and starting her company, OC Publishing. She writes both fiction and creative non-fiction, does developmental editing and mentors other authors through the writing and publishing process. Anne has a background in PR & marketing, graduating from MSVU with a BPR in 1990. She worked in the field for 17 years, after which she decided to leave the corporate world to focus on just writing; as well as coaching, conducting workshops and facilitating writing retreats, including the Annual Paradise Writers’ Retreat, which she started in Phuket, Thailand in 2013. Her second novel, Deep Deceit, launched in 2015 and is the first in a planned series of expat mysteries.
***Please pre-register as we require a minimum number of participants to go forward with this session. Members, please log into your account before registering. Then the member discount will be available.