Saturday, July 24, 2010

Updated Schedule!!! Great Stuff Added

Hello All,

So I have been going over more of the important elements that are involved for authors and bloggers and added some great new classes for those of us outside the US.  Discussing Book Trailers, and if people want to sign up I have added a special course on web design!  Learn what you need to know before hand.  One for published authors who already have sites and one for authors trying to figure out what they want now or in the future!  Email me if you are interested and register with the added 2 day web course!  Times will be offered for the free events so we can work around your schedule!  -  For more info on this class visit HERE


Time TBA - Panel for International Bloggers -
What do international bloggers face that is different from other bloggers?
Panelists Larissa of Larissa's Bookish Life, and Doug the SciFi Guy!
Moderated by Jessica of Novel Reaction an What do international bloggers face that is different from other bloggers?

6 - 6:30 pm - Opening Event - How the conference works - what we will be talking about.  Meet the Moderators.  Ask any Questions you might have and bring up any points you want to make sure we address. 

6:30 - 7:30pm - The Art of the Review
Hear how reviewers approach writing their reviews as well as authors weigh in on what they look for and appreciate.
Panelists - Sabrina of Cheeky Reads
Moderator - Jessica of Novel Reaction

  7:30- 8:30 pm - Be a Better Guest Blogger/How to Guest Blog
Learn what bloggers and readers are looking for.  What is important to include when you guest blog.  What is the blogger's part and what is the author's/guest's.  How to bring more attention to your guest blogs.
Panelists: Rachel Smith - Bitten By Books
Moderator:  Terry Kate

9 - 10:30 - Should Authors have Blogs?
A round table discussion on the benefits and downsides of authors having blogs and what other possibilities are open to them.
Panelists - Author Gail Fraser,
Moderator - Terry Kate


11am - 11:30 EST- Opening Panel
11:30-12:30 - Finding the Right Blogs
What makes a blog a good match for what you write?  How do you find them?  What can you do to work with them, how to get in contact, SEO and web search secrets.

12 - 1pm - Approaching Authors and Publishers
Bloggers, how do you approach authors and publishers?  What makes your blog stand out to them.  ARCs, Authors, Interviews, the important parts and procedures.
Panelists: Rachel Smith - Bitten by Books,
Moderator: Terry Kate

  1 - 2pm - The Book Trailer Debate
So to make or not to make a trailer.  Where can you put it, and who can you get to watch them?
Panelists - 
Moderator - Jessica

  2 - 3pm - Time Management - Promotion
This is a good thing for all of us in life.  We are bringing in some pros to talk about time management and the benefits it can have on your promotion.

3:30 - 4:30pm - Live Events and Happenings - Important to Bloggers AND Authors
We need to reach out as authors and bloggers - so lets talk about how to go about it.  Book signings, conferences, libraries, book stores and more.  Where to go and how to go about it.

5 - 5:30 pm - Get your books Reviewed
Authors roll in getting reviewed and why that is important.  Is it all on your pub?  What is the proceedure and what falls to the reviewers.  Discussing why it is important to get reviewed.
Panelists - Larissa of Larissa's Bookish Life, Rachel Smith - Bitten By Books,
Moderator - Terry Kate

5:00 - 6:00pm - Bloggers Working Together - Co-operation
Blog hops, memes, networking, and reaching out to fellow bloggers.
Panelists - Rebecca - Dirty Sexy Books
Moderator: Jessica - Novel Reaction 

6:00 - 7:00pm - Blog Tours Pros and Cons
Are they good for bloggers?  Do they benefit authors?  Hear from bloggers, authors, and those who organize the tours.
Panelists: Rachel Smith - Bitten By Books
Moderator: Terry Kate

7:00 - 8:00pm - What makes a Great Interview-
Authors Weigh in on what they like to be asked and bloggers what makes the returned answers stand out.
Panelists  -  Ilona Andrews  -   
Stacia Kane
Moderator:  Phoebe Jordan 

9 - 10:30 - How Can Bloggers and Authors do it Better?
Wrapping up the ideas covered during the conference and discussing the future of Blogger author relations.
Panelists: Marta Acosta - Author and Vampire Wire
Moderator: Terry Kate

Thursday Night - August 5th - to make sure your set up is working.

9 - 9:30pm - Fix Your Facebook
Authors and bloggers, face book is important.  It is an easy location to use for us to learn about each other.  It allows you to use links, display info and get together with readers and other industry folk.  Get yours set up the right way and get the biggest benefit from having a Facebook account.

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