It doesn't seem like two months since my last entry, yet the dates don't lie. It has been a busy time these past few months. In additional to a personal life, I have spent the past several months coordinating and editing an anthology "A Dark and Stormy Night". The book features eighteen writers from across the country. It will take a while to recover from that particular learning experience. In addition, I have written three 3-eshort stories for Kindle. One "Spirit Dagger" is currently uploaded, the other two are being edited and uploaded.
I did attend one conference the first of August. The Business of Writing Summit held a two day event on August 1 and 2. Let me just say that you missed an opportunity to meet a variety of authors, publishers, book cover designers, book printers and promoters. As an added bonus, a CPA specializing arts and entertainment spoke to several groups on downfalls that can cause an IRS audit, and tips to properly track and claim income and expenses.
Not only were the speakers top of the line, but everyone had the opportunity to talk one on one with successful writers, discuss writing ideas with publishers, see the latest technology in editing programs and promotion ideas for books.
This year, the Summit was graced with not only a New York Times self –published best seller authors, but one of the top children’s book writer and illustrator. It proves that if you have the energy, skill and willing to think and act outside the box, you can succeed.
Larry De Kay, the man who organized this event has also published his first book, Book Fairs for Authors. It explains the ins and outs of participating in a book fair, offering an author the opportunity to expose thousands of people to their book in a single day. It also opens up the mind and allows writers to explore other possibilities to put their books into the hands of buyers and readers.
My advice is to start making plans to attend the 2015 Summit. It is reasonably priced; you receive a good education and plenty of fiction and non-fiction books for sale.