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I will be at BookExpo America (New York City) speaking on a panel about self publishing success. Here are the details if you are able to stop by:

Penned & Published – Self-Published Authors & Stories of Success!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

10:00 am – 10:50 am

Rooms 1E14/1E15/1E16

Moderator: PJ Campbell, Director of Events for a major global trade publisher

Speakers: Darcie Chan, Self-Published Author of The Mill River Recluse; Brittany Geragotelis, Self-Published Author of Life’s a Witch; C.S. Marks, Self-Published Author of the Elfhunter trilogy; Theresa Ragan, Self-Published Author of Return of the Rose

Combine your talent and business sense and take your writing dreams to the next level by penning and publishing your own work of literary art! Join celebrated authors and publishing professionals for this inspirational and engaging session where they describe what it takes to become a best-selling author.

Long-time Publishing Veteran and author, PJ Campbell, will share her experiences of publishing and talk with authors who have made the leap to publish. Meet this dynamic group of writing professionals and learn exactly what tips and techniques are needed and applied to create a successful book campaign. This exciting session includes an expert panel of successful authors who will share their thrilling self-publishing stories! These courageous writers will share their experiences and insights on their own best practices and how they turned their trials into triumphs! From pen to published author, this session will prove that You can Publish You!

  1. So how did the panel presentation go?
    Were there new insights presented by the other panelists?
    Did the audience properly appreciate your views?
    Your fans want to know.

    • It was great! The other authors were much better known that I am, and I enjoyed their “war stories”. I did manage to amuse a few folks in the audience, I think. Several attendees came up to do some brain-picking afterwards, always a good sign. 🙂

  2. Superb blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused .. Any recommendations? Thanks a lot!

    • Hi, Benton: We’ve had pretty good luck with WordPress. Certainly, I’d make sure your new blog is moderated and has all the Spam-blocking options (you wouldn’t believe some of the stuff that comes in here). The only other suggestion I’d have as far as a blog is to try to schedule a new post or new addition every week to keep your “followers” interested. I had another blog once, which I neglected to the point that it actually fossilized. This one gets my attention every day for comment moderation, plus I intend to start a new weekly feature (character-of-the-week) featuring bios and artwork related to one of the Alterran characters–something I think my readers will enjoy.

      Please don’t hesitate if you have specific questions. Perhaps we can get some others to weigh in!
      Best of luck with your writing projects,

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