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2017 News & Views

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – November 2017

Selected highlights:

·         November 8 meeting:

Creating Relationships for Marketing Your Book

by Mike DePung and Tim Yohe

·         Newsletter Articles

Creating Relationships is Natural Book Marketing

by Mike DePung and Tim Yohe

Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge

Preview of upcoming December meeting, presented by Bob Baker

·         SLPA Book Corner –Galloping Horses: Artist Xu Beihong and His Family in Mao’s China

by Xu Fangfang

·         Events to look forward to in 2017

     Nov 8 - Creating Relationships for Marketing Your Book @ The Heights

     Nov 18 - How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know @ STLCC Meramec

     Nov 19 - Write and Be Published! @ Kitchen House Coffee

     Dec 13 – Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – October 2017
Selected highlights:

·         October 11 meeting:

Write Marketing Into Your Book

presented by Linda Austin & Pat Dorsey

·         Newsletter Articles

Finding Publicity Opportunities for Your Book by Linda Austin & Pat Dorsey

Creating Relationships for Marketing Your Book

preview of the November meeting to be presented by Mike DePung and Tim Yohe

·         SLPA Book Corner – Write Your Book Now!  A Handbook for Writers,  Authors, and Self-publishers

by Bobbi Linkemer

·         Events to look forward to in 2017

     Oct 14 - St. Louis Small Press Expo @ St. Louis Central Library

     Oct 14 – Indie Author Day @ St. Louis County Library

     Oct 14 – Indie Author Day Open House @ St. Charles City-County Library, Spencer Road Branch

     Oct 28-29 - ShowMe Writers Masterclass @ Mizzou

     Nov 3-4 - St. Louis Indie Book Fair @ Kranzberg Arts Center

     Nov 8 - Creating Relationships for Marketing Your Book @ The Heights

     Nov 18 - How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know @ STLCC Meramec

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – September 2017
Selected highlights:

·         September 13 meeting:

Why You Should Submit to Literary Journals

presented by Kelli Allen, Gianna Jacobson, Linda O’Connell and Kim Lozano

·         Newsletter Articles

How To Decide Where To Send Your Darlings by Kelli Allen

Writing Marketing Into Your Book

preview of the October meeting to be presented by Linda Austin and Patrick Dorsey

·         SLPA Book Corner – Turn Left at the Corner

by Nancy Donnell

·         Events to look forward to in 2017

     Sept 13 - Literary Journals Panel

     Oct 11 - Writing Marketing Into Your Book

     Oct 14 - St. Louis Small Press Expo

     Oct 28-29 - ShowMe Writers Masterclass

     Nov 3-4 - St. Louis Indie Book Fair

     Nov 8 - Creating Relationships for Marketing Your Book

     Nov 18 - How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know STLCC Workshop

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – August 2017
Selected highlights:

·         August 9 meeting:

The SLPA Service Provider Showcase” featuring a room full of publishing professionals

·         Newsletter Articles

Literary Journals Panel Coming September 13  -- Five established writers on the panel will share their experiences

Jedi Book Marketing Workshop with Judith Briles Inspired, Educated, & Entertained -- Recap of July 22 workshop

·         Bulletin Board – a list of SLPA members’ success stories

·         SLPA Book Corner – Heroes & Hooligans Growing Up in the City of Saints

by Dennis Ganahl

·         Events to look forward to in 2017

     Vendor Showcase August 9

     Literary Journals Panel September 13

     St. Louis Small Press Expo October 14

     ShowMe Writers Masterclass October 28-29

     St. Louis Indie Book Fair November 3-4

     How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know STLCC Workshop November 18

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – July 2017
Selected highlights:

·         July 12 meeting:

YouTube, Facebook Live and Periscope: Easy Ways to Market Your Book Using Video” Presented by Bob Baker

·         Newsletter Articles

Are You Sparking All the Plugs for Author Success? by Judith Briles

The SLPA Service Provider Showcase -- preview of the August 9 event

·         Bulletin Board – a list of SLPA members’ success stories

·         SLPA Book Corner – Afterlife in Harlem

by Terry Baker Mulligan

·         Events to look forward to in 2017

     Judith Briles “Jedi Book Marketing” Workshop July 22

     Vendor Showcase August 9

     Literary Journals Panel September 13

     St. Louis Small Press Expo October 14

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – June 2017
Selected highlights:

·         June 14 meeting:

How to Market Books Online: Advice From an Analytics Expert” Presented by Alex Cruz

·         Newsletter Articles

How to Market Books Online: Advice From an Analytics Expert by Alex Cruz

YouTube, Facebook Live, and Periscope: Easy Ways to Market Your Book Using Video by Bob Baker

·         Bulletin Board – a list of SLPA members’ success stories

·         SLPA Book Corner – Be Outrageous: Do the Impossible: Others have and you can too!

by Jean Walters

·         Events to look forward to in 2017

     Gateway Con June 16-18

     Judith Briles “Jedi Book Marketing” Workshop July 22

     Vendor Showcase August 9

     Literary Journals Panel September 13

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – May 2017
Selected highlights:

·         May 10 meeting:

“Marketing and Self-Promotion with Robert Yehling: 40 Years of Success”

·         Newsletter Articles

Writing Careers Run in Rhythms  By Robert Yehling

How to Market Books Online: Advice From an Analytics Expert by Alex Cruz

·         Bulletin Board – a list of SLPA members’ success stories

·         SLPA Book Corner – St. Louis Cardinals  Uniforms and Logos,  An Illustrated History

by Gary and Oliver Kodner

·         Events to look forward to in 2017

     Judith Briles Workshop July 22

     Gateway Con June 16-18

     “Author Discoverability with YouTube & More” presentation by Bob Baker

     August 9, Vendor Showcase

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – April 2017

Selected highlights:

·         April 12 meeting:

“An Author’s Journey from Concept to Marketing”

Presented by Jill Farmer

·         Newsletter Articles

A Snappy, Sassy, Sometimes Salty… Your Book Pitch Must Be! By Judith Briles

Marketing and Self-Promotion with Robert Yehling: 40 Years of Success by Robert Yehling

·         Bulletin Board – a list of SLPA members’ success stories

·         SLPA Book Corner – Radio, One Woman’s Family in War and Pieces

by Alice H. Green and Peter H. Green

·         Events to look forward to in 2017

     Judith Briles Workshop July 22

     Self-Publishing Workshop at St. Louis Community College, Meramec April 22

     Gateway Con June 16-18

     St. Louis Small Press Expo

     St. Louis Indie Book Fair

     Missouri Writers Guild Annual Conference

     August 9, Vendor Showcase

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – March 2017

Selected highlights:

·         March 8 meeting:

“An Author Resources Right at Your Fingertips”

Presentation by Peggy Nehmen, Andrew Doty, Linda Austin and Kevin Ericson

·         Newsletter Articles

An Author’s Journey from Concept to Marketing By Jill Farmer

Recommended Resources for Authors by Andrew Doty

·         Bulletin Board – a list of SLPA members’ success stories

·         SLPA Book Corner – Mended Wings

by Timothy Imhoff

·         Events to look forward to in 2017

     Judith Briles Workshop July 22

     Self-Publishing Workshop at St. Louis Community College, Meramec April 22

     Gateway Con June 16-18

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – February 2017

Selected highlights:

·         February 8 meeting:

“Lessons Learned: A Writer’s Journey from Baseball Fields to Battlefields”

Presentation by Alan Spector

·         Newsletter Articles

Lessons Learned: A Writer’s Journey from Baseball Fields to Battlefields By Alan Spector

Author Resources Right at Your Fingertips Preview of the March 8 meeting

·         Bulletin Board – a list of SLPA members’ success stories

·         SLPA Book Corner – Forever and Always

by Christy Smith

·         Events to look forward to in 2017

     Judith Briles Workshop July 22

     Self-Publishing Workshop at St. Louis Community College, Meramec April 22

--  Gateway Con June 16-18


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – January 2017

Selected highlights:

·         January 11 meeting:

“How to Build & Maintain Your Author Platform”

Presentation by Jennifer Geist

·         Newsletter Articles

How to Build & Maintain Your Author Platform By Jennifer Geist

Lessons Learned: A Writer’s Journey from Baseball Fields to Battlefields By Alan Spector

·         Bulletin Board – a list of SLPA members’ success stories

·         SLPA Book Corner – The Prosperous Author: The Business Side of Writing Books

by Bobbi Linkemer

·         Events to look forward to in 2017 (list of events)

2016 News & Views
 
St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – December 2016

Selected highlights:

·         December 14 meeting:

“Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge”

Moderated by Bob Baker

·         Newsletter Articles

Your Brand Identity Statement By Bob Baker

How to Build & Maintain Your Author Platform By Jennifer Geist

·         Bulletin Board – a list of SLPA members’ success stories

·         SLPA Book Corner – Candle Game: Lost Ghosts  of Christmas

edited by Patrick Dorsey, published by Legendary Planet


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – November 2016

Selected highlights:

·         November 09, 2016 meeting:

“Self-Publisher or Traditional Publisher?”

Presented by Donna Heckler

·         Newsletter Articles

The Publishing Decision-Making Flowchart By Donna Heckler

Candle Game Scary Story Reading By Patrick Dorsey

·         Preview of our December 14 meeting - Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge

With Bob Baker

·          SLPA Book Corner – Forgotten Soldiers

by Warren Martin


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – October 2016

Selected highlights:

·         October 12, 2016 meeting:

“WHAT'S YOUR PLAN: Why You Need a Business Plan for Success”

Presented by Kim Wolterman

·         Newsletter Articles

Why Your Book Deserves a Business Plan By Kim Wolterman

Self-Publisher or Traditional Publisher? By Donna Heckler

·         Preview of the Self-Publishing Workshop  How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know

at St. Louis Community College, Saturday, Nov. 5 (Register online)

·          SLPA Book Corner – Limestone and Its Paranormal Properties: A Comprehensive Approach to the Possibilities

by Timothy Yohe


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – September 2016

Selected highlights:

·         September 14, 2016 meeting:

“FULLY FUNDED: a Panel Discussion with Successful Crowdfunding Authors”

Presented by Jamey Stegmaier, Susan Hacker Stang, and Bill Perry  

·         Newsletter Articles

-          What’s Your Plan: Why You Need a Business Plan for Success

By Kim Wolterman

-          Museum of the Dog Artist Registry Demo Days and Dogs of St. Louis Artists

By Peg McClure

·         Preview of the Self-Publishing Workshop  How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know

at St. Louis Community College, Saturday, Nov. 5 (Register online)

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – August 2016

Selected highlights:

·         August 10, 2016 meeting:

Annual SLPA Service Provider Showcase at The Heights: Richmond Heights Community Center  

·         Newsletter Articles

     FULLY FUNDED: a Panel Discussion with Successful Crowdfunding Authors

Jamey Stegmaier, Susan Hacker Stang, and Bill Perry

·        SLPA Book Corner – Coffee is Cheaper than Therapy

by Ann Conklin Unruh

·         Preview of the Self-Publishing Workshop  How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know

at St. Louis Community College, Saturday, Nov. 5 (Register online)

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – July 2016

Selected highlights:

·         July 13, 2016 meeting:

“Printer Versus Publisher (It’s Not a Fight!)”

- Presented by Nick Ranciglio from St. Louis printer Jaffe Book Solutions

       ·          Newsletter Articles

     Printer Versus Publisher (It’s Not a Fight!) by Pat Dorsey

     Report from the Missouri Writers’ Guild Conference by John Milford

       ·         Preview:  Annual SLPA Service Vendors Showcase

by Warren Martin

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – June 2016

Selected highlights:

·         June 8, 2016 meeting:

“Working with a Local Small Publisher”

- Presented by Kristy Makansi, Donna Essner, and Lisa Miller

·         Newsletter Articles

-          Working with a Local Small Publisher  

by Kristy Makansi, Donna Essner, and Lisa Miller

-          The Small Press Option by Donna Essner

·         SLPA Book Corner – Battlefield Doc: Memoirs of a Korean War Combat Medic

by William J. Anderson, Edited by Linda E. Austin

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – May 2016

Selected highlights:

·         May 11, 2016 meeting:

“What It Really Takes to Be a Children’s Book Author”

- Presented by Mon Trice, Shelly Dieterichs, and Dan Killeen

·         Newsletter Articles

-          Three Talented Professionals on Writing, Illustrating, and Marketing Children’s Books  

about Mon Trice, Shelly Dieterichs, and Dan Killeen

-          April Recap & Upcoming Events

·         SLPA Book Corner – The Doctor’s Tale by Claire Applewhite

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – April 2016

Selected highlights:

·         April 13, 2016 meeting:

“Author Resources Right at Your Fingertips”

- Presented by Peggy Nehmen, Bob Baker, Andrew Doty, and Kevin Ericson

·         Newsletter Articles

-  Author Resources Right at Your Fingertips

Putting an Award-winning Plan into Action  by Cindy Safronoff

·         SLPA Book Corner – The Lies That Bind by Ed Protzel

·         Previews of upcoming SLPA workshops

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – March 2016

Selected highlights:

·         March 9, 2016 meeting:

“Licenses, Taxes, and Business, Oh My!”

- Presented by Carolyn Thomas

·         Newsletter Articles

-          Licenses, Taxes, and Business, Oh My! by Carolyn Thomas

-          Tax Considerations for Authors by Carolyn Thomas

List of 16 Bookstores in the St. Louis area in Missouri and Illinois With address and phone numbers

·         Preview of upcoming SLPA workshop: How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – February 2016

Selected highlights:

·         February 10, 2016 meeting:

“Putting Your Life on the Line—Memoir Panel Discussion”

- Presented by Terry Mulligan, Kathleen Finneran, and Rick Skwiot

·         Newsletter Articles

-          What We Learn When Writing a Memoir

Researching Your Family History: Local Genealogical Research Resources

·         SLPA Book Corner – The Tender Land: A Family Love Story by Kathleen Finneran

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – January 2016

Selected highlights:

·         January 13, 2016 meeting:

“Why Speak?”

- Presented by Fred Miller

·         Newsletter Articles

-          Why Speak? by Fred Miller

Five Easy Book Marketing Tips For Authors by Derek Haines

 

2015 News & Views
St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – December 2015

Selected highlights:

·         December 9, 2015 meeting:

“Pitchapalooza & SLPA Holiday Party”

- Facilitated by Bob Baker

·         Newsletter Articles

-          What Is IBPA? by Peggy Nehmen

-          Gift Shopping Made Easy

List of 16 Bookstores in the St. Louis area in Missouri and Illinois With address and phone numbers

·         SLPA Book Corner – There and Back Again by Timothy Imhoff


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – November 2015

Selected highlights:

·         November 11, 2015 meeting:

“It Takes a Team”

- Presented by Bobbi Linkemer and Peggy Nehmen

·         Newsletter Articles

It Takes a Team by Bobbi Linkemer and Peggy Nehmen

Author’s Guide to Working With Your Editorial/Design Team by Bobbi Linkemer

Two Experts Every Author Needs by Bobbi Linkemer and Peggy Nehmen

·         SLPA Book Corner – A Boy Named Love by Annie Sorensen

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – October 2015

Selected highlights:

·         October 14, 2015 meeting:

“Put Your Book on Amazon — the Easy Way!”

- Presented by Pat Dorsey

·         Newsletter Articles

Put Your Book on Amazon — the Easy Way! by Pat Dorsey

How To Publish Your Book On Amazon In 15 Steps  by Pat Dorsey

·         SLPA Book Corner – The Boy with the Walrus Mustache by Zachary A. Schaefer

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – September 2015

Selected highlights:

·         September 9, 2015 meeting:

“Building Your Author Platform: How to Grow a Fan Base and a Presence Online and Off”

- Presented by Bob Baker

·         Newsletter Articles

Two Social Media Mistakes Authors Make by Bob Baker

We’ve Been Having Fun! Review of busy summer events for the SLPA

·         SLPA Book Corner – St. Louis Small Press Expo

     Highlights of event coming up at the St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch, Saturday September 26

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – August 2015

Selected highlights:

·         August 12, 2015 meeting: “Find Your Publishing Team at the SLPA’s Annual Vendor Showcase”

- Presented by the St. Louis Writer’s Guild and the St. Louis Publishers Association

·         Newsletter Article

5 Professional Partners Every Author Needs by Bobbi Linkemer

·         SLPA Book Corner – Free Publicity opportunity for SLPA members

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – July 2015

Selected highlights:

·         July 8, 2015 meeting: “Sell More Books With Branding”

- Presented by Claire Applewhite and Linda Austin

·         Newsletter Article

Sell More Books With Branding by Claire Applewhite and Linda Austin

FINDING YOUR BRAND by Claire Applewhite

·         Preview of the SLPAs 2015 Vendor Showcase on August 12

·         SLPA Book Corner – God’s Forge by Patrick Dorsey

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – June 2015

Selected highlights:

·         June 10, 2015 meeting: “How to Turn Your Author Website Into a Book-Selling Machine

- Presented by Bob Baker

·         Newsletter Articles

- Is Your Author Website Home Page Easy to Understand? by Bob Baker

- SLPA Book Corner – Afterlife in Harlem: A novel of Redemption by Terry Baker Mulligan

·         Preview of the SLPA workshop on Saturday, June 20, 2015, presented by Joan Stewart

Savvy Media Relations for Authors: The New Rules of Profitable Self-Promotion

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – May 2015

Selected highlights:

·         May 13, 2015 meeting: “Author Feud -- The SLPA’s book design game”

- Presented by Peggy Nehmen and Cathy Davis

·         Newsletter Articles

Author Feud -- The SLPA’s book design game by Peggy Nehmen and Cathy Davis

A Quick Guide -- Book Design Conventions & Terminology By Peggy Nehmen

·         Preview of the SLPA workshop on Saturday, June 20, 2015, presented by Joan Stewart

Savvy Media Relations for Authors: The New Rules of Profitable Self-Promotion

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – April 2015

Selected highlights:

  • April 8, 2015 meeting: “Editors: The Secret Ingredient in Every Successful Book” - Presented by Janette Lonsdale and Bobbi Linkemer
  • Newsletter Articles
    • Editors: The Secret Ingredient in Every Successful Book by Janette Lonsdale
    • Every Writer Needs an Editor! by Bobbi Linkemer
  • SLPA Book Corner – Jump-Start Guide for Independent Publishing by Margaret Cook

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – March 2015
Selected highlights:
  • March 11, 2015 meeting: “Perfect Pitch: Developing an Irresistible Elevator Speech to Sell Your Book” - Presented by Patrick Dorsey
  • Talking up Your Book by Patrick Dorsey
  • SLPA Book Corner – Our Beleaguered Species: Beyond Tribalism by Elizabeth C. Zelman

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – February 2015

Selected highlights:

·      February 11, 2015 meeting: “Everything You Need to Know For A Successful Book Signing” - Presented by Robin Theiss, Kristina Blank Makansi, and Brad R. Cook

·        Ten Ways Authors Can Help Bookstores Hold A Successful Signing  by Kristina Blank Makansi

·      SLPA Book Corner – Your Cash Is Flowing: Why every entrepreneur needs to think like a CFO by Kenneth M. Homza

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – January 2015

Selected highlights:

·      January 14, 2015 meeting: “Leveraging Amazon Kindle for More Exposure” - Presented by Will Hanke

·      7 Tips for Getting More Traffic to Your Website in 2015  by Will Hanke

·      SLPA Book Corner – Crossing Swords Mary Baker Eddy vs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull and the Battle for the Soul of Marriage 

by Cindy Peyser Safronoff

 


2014 News & Views

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – December 2014

Selected highlights:

·      December 10, 2014 meeting: Book Marketing Brainstorm and SLPA Holiday Party

·      It Was a Very Good Year -- 2014 year in review

·      SLPA Book Corner –

How to Write a Nonfiction Book: From planning to promotion in 6 simple steps by Bobbi Linkemer

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – November 2014

Selected highlights:

·      November 12, 2014 meeting: “Publishing Law 101 for Authors” - Presented by Jean Maneke

·      Why a Lawyer is an Author’s Best Friend by Jean Maneke

·      SLPA Book Corner –

Poems that come to Mind, for those who love someone with dementia by Linda E. Austin

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – October 2014

Selected highlights:

·         October 8, 2014 meeting: “How to Land Media Appearances and Deliver a Great Interview” - Presented by Ron Elz (aka Johnny Rabbitt)

·         Book Marketing Boot Camp preview of workshop to be presented by Sandra Beckwith of BuildBookBuzz.com

·         So, you have a book. – by Ron Elz

·         SLPA Book Corner – Sugar Hill: Where The Sun Rose Over Harlem by Terry Baker Mulligan

·         Articles to help you PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

     PRODUCE - 3 Ways to Get Published: How to Turn Your Manuscript into a Published Book by Brian A. Klems

     MARKET - Does Marketing Your Book Feel Oppressive or Liberating? by Rob Eagar

 St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – September 2014
Selected highlights:

  • September 10, 2014 meeting: “Crowd-funding 101 for Authors: How to Fund Your Next Book Project Using Kickstarter and Other Sites” - Presented by Jean Ellen Whatley
  • Fantastic August Event by Warren Martin
  • SLPA Book Corner – Sermon From The Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden by Edward F. Sylvia
  • Articles to help you WRITE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:
    • WRITE - Keep it Simple: Keys to Realistic Dialogue by Cris Freese
    • PRODUCE - The Setback: How to Start Writing Again by Cris Freese
    • MARKET - 5 Mistakes Writers Make (And How to Avoid Them) by Chuck Sambuchino 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – August 2014

Selected highlights:

·        August 13, 2014 meeting: “Connect with the Best: Author Vendors and Service Providers Marketplace”

– Presented by St. Louis Publishers Association and St. Louis Writers Guild 

·       Why Have a Service-Provider Event? by Warren Martin

·       Why I Joined St. Louis Writers Guild by Brad Cook

·       Why I’m Still a Member of SLPA by Linda Austin

·       You Are Invited to Build Your Buzz – info about a workshop by Sandra Beckwith

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – July 2014

Selected highlights:

·        July 9, 2014 meeting: “Audiobooks: How to take your book to listeners”

– Presented by Scott Newton and Margaret Cook

·       Ten Steps to Turn Your Readers into Listeners by Margaret Cook

·        THE BOOK CORNER: Joe the Crab Goes for a Swim by Tim Hill; Illustrated by Jennifer Stolzer

·        Articles to help you CREATE, WRITE, and MARKET your books:

o   WRITE: How to be a Writer Literary Agents Want By Kimiko Nakamura

o   PUBLISH: Why You Should Self-Publish By Hugh Howey

o   MARKET: 3 Reasons Why Some Books Never Sell By Rob Eagar

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – June 2014

Selected highlights:

·        June 11, 2014 meeting: “Book Marketing Online: How to Build Your Author Platform”

– Presented by Bob Baker

·        55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet by Bob Baker

·        MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Peg McClure will be featured this July 12 and 13 at the Art showcase Weekends at the

AKC Museum of the Dog, at Queeny Park.

·        Articles to help you CREATE, WRITE, and MARKET your books:

o   WRITE: Should You Write for Yourself or for the Reader? by Kip Langello

o   PUBLISH: The Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction, by Dana Beth Weinberg

o   MARKET: Marketing Your Book, by Joel Friedlander

 St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – May 2014

Selected highlights:

·        May 14, 2014 meeting: “Children’s Book Writing and Publishing”

– Presented by Amy Sklansky, Tim Hill, and Jennifer Stolzer

·        five easy steps in Writing a Children’s Book by Terence Tam

·        MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Melanie Paticoff Launches First Magazine for Kids and Teens with Hearing Loss

·        Articles to help you CREATE, WRITE, and MARKET your books:

o   WRITE: The Setback: How to Successfully Start Writing Again, by Cris freese

o   PUBLISH: Publishers Greatest Challenges in Digital, by Josh Sternberg

o   MARKET: How to Write Perfect Press Releases with Steven Lewis, by Joanna Penn/Steven Lewis


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – April 2014

Selected highlights:

·         April 9, 2014 meeting: “Printing and Publishing Options for Authors”

– Presented by Warren Martin, Linda Austin, and Leland Shanle

·         Publishing Print or E-book? by Linda Austin

·         The Book Corner: Cat Time by Lynnette Schuepbach

·         Articles to help you CREATE, WRITE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: How to Create Characters that are Believable and Memorable by Glen Strathy

o    WRITE: Tips for Non-Fiction Book Writers by Quentin Schultze

o    MARKET: Why Building an Email List is Essential for Authors by Joel Friedlander


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – March 2014

Selected highlights:

·         March 12, 2014 meeting: “What You Should Know About Writing a Book, Before You Start Writing”

– Presented by Bobbi Linkemer and Eleanor Sullivan

·         Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Us? by Bobbi Linkemer and Eleanor Sullivan

·         Prepare Your Heart and Be a Great Mom by Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

·         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: When Flaws Go Too Far by Angela Ackerman

o    PRODUCE: 4 Key Book Publishing Paths by Jane Friedman

o    MARKET: Writers: 5 Tips on How to Identify Your Target Audience by Joanna Penn


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – February 2014

Selected highlights:

·         February 12, 2013 meeting: “What’s Stopping You From Writing and Publishing Your Book?”

– Presented by Jeff Steinmann

·         Four Steps to Overcoming Obstacles

·         How to Quit Working: A Simple Plan to Leave Your Job For a Life of Freedom by Jeff Steinmann

·         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: The 7 Qualities of High-Concept Stories by Brian Klems

o    PRODUCE: Why Publishers Should Partner with Start-Ups by Andrew Rhomberg

o    MARKET: Attract National Media & TV for Your Non-Fiction Book by Joanna Penn


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – January 2014

Selected highlights:

·         January 8, 2013 meeting: “Jump-Start Your Book Publishing Year and Plan for 2014”

– Presented by Bobette Kyle, Bobbi Linkemer, and Peggy Nehmen

·         So Much to Do and a Whole Year to Do It by Bobette Kyle, Bobbi Linkemer, and Peggy Nehmen

·         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: Creating Believable Characters by Tracy Culleton

§  Tighten the Tension in Your Novel by Rachel Scheller

o    MARKET: Book Marketing 101 by Jane Friedman

2013 News & Views

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – December 2013

Selected highlights:

·         December 11, 2013 meeting: “Pitchapalooza!”

– Presented by Robin Tidwell, Kristina Blank Makansi, and Lisa Mikker

·         What Do Publishers Want in a Submission? by Robin Tidwell

·         A Five-Step Plan To Writing Great Characters by Kristina and Amira Makansi

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – November 2013

Selected highlights:

·         November 13, 2013 meeting: “How Dragon Dictation and Scrivener Can Help You Write Faster and Smarter”

– Presented by Jackie Trottmann and Nancy Baumann

·         Easy Does It! by Nancy L. Baumann

·         Preview of the December SLPA meeting: Pitchapalooza! on December 11, 2013

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – October 2013

Selected highlights:

·         October 9, 2013 meeting: “Ebook Platforms and Design -- How to Format Them, Where to Sell Them”

– Speakers: Brad Cook and Cathy Davis

·         Formatting Workshop for SLPA by Brad Cook

·         The Challenge of Non–fiction E-book Formatting by Cathy Davis

·         Preview of the SLPA workshop Getting Your Book Published on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at St. Louis Community College

·         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: The Novelist’s Guide to Writing (Only) What You Know  by Brian Klem

o    PRODUCE: Self-Publishing vs. Traditional undefinedTime for the Truth by Tom Chalmers

o    MARKET: Save Time in Getting Book Reviews by Jim Kukral

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – September 2013

Selected highlights:

  •        September 11, 2013 meeting: “Marketing Through Pinterest (and How to Budget Your Time for Social Media)” – Speaker: Danelle Brown
  •        If You Don’t Track, You Don’t Have Jack by Danelle Brown
  •        August Venders Show Review by Warren Martin

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – August 2013

Selected highlights:

  • Why work with a book-writing coach by Bobbi Linkemer
  • Upcoming Events for 2013
    • September 11: Marketing Through Pinterest (and How to Budget Your Time for Social Media)
    • October 9: Ebook Platforms and Design undefined How to Format Them, Where to Sell Them
    • November 13: Write Your Book Faster Using These Writing Tools
    • December 11: Pitchapalooza!
  • Building Your Author T.E.A.M. by Cathy Davis
  • Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:
    • MARKET: 3 Easy Steps to Selling a LOT More Books & Information  by Joel Friedlander
    • WRITE: Knowing When to Stop: Expectations for Writing a Satisfying Ending by Rachel Scheller
    • SELF-PUBLISH: Self-Publishing on the Rise (No Surprise Here) by RT Book Reviews

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – July 2013

Selected highlights:

  • July 10, 2013 meeting: “What I Learned Publishing My First Book” – Speakers: Warren Martin, Kim Wolterman, and Tim Hill
  • Going the Indie Route? Here are Some Things to Consider When Setting up a Publishing Company by Kim Wolterman
  • Publishing University Recap by Linda Mitchell

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – June 2013

Selected highlights:

  • June 12, 2013 meeting: “From Unknown to International Bestseller: How I Got on Oprah, the Today Show, and Landed Three Major Book Publishing Deals”– Speaker: Will Bowen
  • Two Ways to Get More Done in Less Time by Bob Baker
  • “No Man is an Island” and No Writer Should Be by Jackie Trottmann
  • Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o   CREATE: Writing and the Mixed Blessing of a Day Job  by Joanna Penn

o   PRODUCE: A Secret to My Success by Bob Baker

o   MARKET: 6 Twitter Tips for Happy Tweeting Trails by Judith Briles

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – May 2013

Selected highlights:

         May 8, 2013 meeting: “Hypnotic Book Marketing: How to Create Descriptions & Sales O!ers That Mesmerize Readers and Sell More Books” – Speaker: Bob Baker

         Making Money with Books:3 Steps for Authors by Bob Baker

         Snapshots from 2013 meetings

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: Representing Minorities in Your Writing  by Brian Klem

o    PRODUCE: The 7 Worst Mistakes of Indie Authors and How to Fix them by Joanna Penn

o    MARKET: Book Marketing: Creating Your Author Press Kit by Joanna Penn

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – April 2013

Selected highlights:

         April 10, 2013 meeting: “Increase Your Book Sales through Email Campaigns and Drip Marketing” – Speaker: Lori Feldman

         5 Ways Authors Can Use Database Marketing to Sell Books by Lori Feldman

         Highlights of the SLPA workshop at St. Louis Community College on March 2: Getting Your Book Published: What You Need to Know

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

      o    CREATE: Four Tips for Writing Good Prose by Roz Morris

o    PRODUCE: Considering Self-Publishing? Don’t Bother Unless You Follow Guy Kawasaki’s Advice by Kathy Caprino

o    MARKET: 5 Tips for Launching a Viral Marketing Campaign by Martin Jones

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – March 2013  

Selected highlights:

         March 13 2013 meeting: “Yes, Authors ARE in Business: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Publishing, Product Development & Entrepreneurship” – Speaker: Robert Fishbone

         14 Tips for Entrepreneurial Authors by Robert Fishbone

         Local Specialists in the Art and Science of Green Printing by Jan Niehaus

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: 5 Ways to Re-Charge Your Inspiration by Doron Meir

o    PRODUCE: Indie Publishing Divides and Conquers in 2013 by Sarah Kolb-Williams

o    MARKET: The Silent Treatment: Why No News May be Good News in Your Campaign by Penny Sansevieri

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – February 2013

Selected highlights:

         February 13 2013 meeting: “Beyond the Book: How to Write Killer Book Titles and Back Cover Copy, Assemble Media Kits, and Craft a Fresh Message for Your Backlist Titles” – Speaker: Sue Sylvia

         How To Stop Thinking Like An Author by Sue Sylvia

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: 5 Things That Should be on Every Writer’s Bucket List by Dana Sitar

o    PRODUCE: To Produce Writing, Toughen Your Resolve and Reign in Your Cuiosity by Nancy Whichard

o    MARKET: Platform Doesn’t Have to be a Four-Letter Word by Ted Fox

         Vital information about the special SLPA workshop March 2: Getting Your Book Published: What You Need to Know

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – January 2013

Selected highlights:

         January 9, 2013 meeting: “How to Plan and Organize a Successful Book Launch Event” – Speaker: Nancy L. Baumann

         Ten Fatal Mistakes That Amateur Authors Make by Nancy L. Baumann

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: How to Never Run Out of Ideas by Brian Klems

o    PRODUCE: How to Impress an Editor by Lee Masterson

o    MARKET: How Authors and Writers Can Build an Email List for Marketing by Joanna Penn

 

2012 News & Views

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – December 2012

Selected highlights:

         WordPress Is for Authors by Yael K. Miller

         A Definition of Author Platform by Jane Friedman

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: How to Establish the Right Priorities to Grow Your Blog by Nathalie Lussier

o    PRODUCE: 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far by Trebor Healey

o    MARKET: The Importance of Your Personal Brand by Maria Elena Duron

         Bonus Blog Sightings:

o    Publishing Options by Jan B. King

o    How To Sell Self-Published Books: Read This First by Catherine (Caffeinated) Ryan Howard

o    KDP Select: Is it worth it? (6 Takeaways From My Experience) by Shannon O’Neil

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – November 2012

Selected highlights:

         7 Secrets for Amazing Author Websites by Thomas Umstattd Jr.

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: Writing Dazzling Dialogue by Lee Masterson

o    PRODUCE: How to Find a Book Illustrator by Joanna Penn

o    MARKET: The Back Story on Marketing Fiction by Rob Eagar

         What’s Ahead: Holiday Party and Networking “Blitz-en”, 12/12/12

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – October 2012

Selected highlights:

         October 10, 2012 meeting: “Marketing Novels for Success”

         Marketing 101: Leveraging an often overlooked marketing tool by Kristina Blank Makansi

         Readers Cross Genres by Therese Patrick

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: A Writer’s Best Friend by Mark Nichol

o    PRODUCE: Self-Publishing Basics: Print on Demand (“POD”) --- What Is It? by Joel Friedlander

o    MARKET: Why Facebook’s Valuation Shouldn’t Worry Marketers by Doug Schumacher

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – September 2012

Selected highlights:

         September 12, 2012 meeting: “Ready for Your Close-up: Prepping for Interviews and Public Appearances”

         “Help, I’m Stuck!!” undefined How to Get Started on the Stuff You Really Want to Accomplish by Jill Farmer

         The One Critical Attribute to Bring to Your Media Appearance by Kimberly Schneider

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: Concept: Choose, Don’t Mix by Doron Meir

o    PRODUCE: Your Guide to 11 Kinds of Wordpress Blog Pages by Joel Friedlander

o    MARKET: Why Agile Marketing is the Future of Digital Advertising by Simon Ward

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – August 2012

Selected highlights:

         August 8, 2012 meeting is our annual field trip. This year we visit Mira Publishing.

         Getting Your Book into the Marketplace by Linda Austin

         Should I Format My Book as an E-book? by Cathy Davis

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: How to Get Great Ideas Whenever You Need Them by Doron Meir

o    PRODUCE: 10 Challenges to Innovation in Publishing by Paul Biba

o    MARKET: 5 Ways to Publicize & Promote Your Book by Chuck Sambuchino

         Bonus Blog Sighting: How to Self-Publish an E-book by David Carnoy

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – July 2012

Selected highlights:

         July 11, 2012 meeting: “A Business and Legal Primer for Self-Publishersundefinedfrom Concept to Distribution, Part Two” -- Speaker: Mary Ann L. Wymore

         TOP TEN Tid-Bits from Book Expo America, 2012 by Sue Sylvia

         Are Books Becoming Too Long to Read? Featured article by Marc Wortman

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: 7 Simple Ways to Make a Good Story Great by Elizabeth Sims

o    PRODUCE: What Can a Good Editor Do For You? by Patricia L. Fry

o    MARKET: 6 Common Myths About Book Reviews by Yvonne Perry

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – June 2012

Selected highlights:

         June 13, 2012 meeting: “Social Media for Authors and Publishers” -- Speaker: Erica Smith

         Social Media for Authors: Forever in Search of Buzz by Lauren Cerand

         Are Books Becoming Too Long to Read? Featured article by Marc Wortman

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: The Hidden Aspects of Writing by Melissa Foster

o    PRODUCE: E-Book Trends Revealed by Janet Swift

o    MARKET: Social Media Is an Imperfect Sales Tool. Use It Anyway. by Nathan Bransford

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – May 2012

Selected highlights:

         May 9, 2012 meeting: “A Business and Legal Primer for Self-Publishersundefinedfrom Concept to Distribution” -- Speaker: Mary Ann L. Wymore

         Applying Copyright and Fair Use Laws to the Internet by Mary Ann L. Wymore

         A Checklist for Authors: From a Graphic Designer's Point of View  Blog post by SLPA Member Peggy Nehmen

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: Writing a Novel People Want to Read by Chuck Sambuchino

o    PRODUCE: Steps and Techniques for Sharper Proofreading and Editing by Melissa Donovan

o    MARKET: How Self-Published Books Create Highly Profitable Businesses by Robert Skrob

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – April 2012

Selected highlights:

         April 11, 2012 meeting: “The Publishing History of Rachel DuPree” -- Speaker: Ann Weisgarber

         Four Things You Can Do to Reach Your Publication Goal by Ann Weisgarber

         You Can Do It!  Blog post by SLPA Member Mary Elizabeth Moloney

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: The Writing Process: Step One by Roseann Biederman of Writer’s Digest

o    PRODUCE: Smart Planning: The Reality of Book Distribution by Sea Hill Press

o    MARKET: Creating a Personal Social Media Campaign to Get Published by Adria Saracito

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – March 2012

Selected highlights:

         March 14, 2012 meeting: “10 Things Every Author Should Know About Amazon.com” -- Speaker: Bob Baker

         Amazon Author Page URLundefined How to Grab Yours by Bob Baker

         Amazon’s Not-So-Best Practices SLPA Blog post by member Linda Austin

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: 10 Ways to Tell If Your Story Should Be a Memoir or a Novel by Adair Lara of Writer’s Digest

o    PRODUCE: Book Design: Don’t Get Confused by Typeface Point Sizes by Joel Friedlander

o    MARKET: The “Author Brand” and How to Create It by Patrick A. Berzinski

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - February 2012

Selected highlights:

         February 8, 2012 meeting: “How to Build Your Publishing Dream Team”

Speakers: Katherine Pickett, Cathy Davis, Sheila Burkett, Mich Hancock

         6 Reasons You Need Professional Help! by Katherine Pickett

         Articles to help you CREATE, PRODUCE, and MARKET your books:

o    CREATE: Self-Published Authors Still Rarely Make the Jump to Publishing House

o    PRODUCE: Users Download 350,000 Textbooks from iBooks in Three Days.

o    MARKET: Amazon Should Give Self-publishers More Data

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - January 2012

Selected highlights:

         January 11, 2012 meeting: “How to Make Your Book Look Good”

Speakers Peggy Nehmen and Sue Sylvia

         10 things to know before you contact a designer, by Peri Peloni-Gabriel

         The healthy writer, by Jennifer Tobias

         Manuscript assessments: What to Expect

         Freebies for writers

         Word power

         Five simple ways to improve your ranking on Google, by Penny Sansevieri

 

2011 News & Views

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - December 2011

Selected highlights:

  • The top 4 book marketing tactics in today’s world by John Kremer
  • Have you heard of Goodreads?
  • The art of the start for writers & authors by Bob Baker
  • 12 rules for writing a great blog by Kim Pearson
  • How to write your book fearlessly by Sophfronia Scott
  • Holiday book marketing tips by Kim Wolterman

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - November 2011

Selected highlights:

  • Nov 9 meeting: Ebooks Demystified, presented by Bob Baker and Kim Wolterman
  • How to sell books using social media by Jeff Molander
  • Preparing for your first interview as a published author by Roger C. Parker
  • Book distributors: what’s in it for publishers? by Dave Bricker

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - October 2011

Selected highlights:

  • Oct 12 with Lethia Owens -- Irresistable: Unusual strategies for creating buzz and demand for your book on and off line
  • Novel Ways to Promote Your Novel by Patricia Fry
  • Now is the time for you to WRITE by Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Publishing University 2011 in review by Dr. Steven Haymon, EDD

Selected highlights:

  • Oct 1 Book Masters Marketing Summit registration details
  • Tips for successful bookstore events by Ann Weisgarber
  • How to check your book proof in 3 simple steps by Joel Friedlander
  • A look back at the August field trip to No Waste Publishing by Kim Wolterman

Selected highlights:

  • Info on the August Field trip to No Waste Publishing
  • Previews the Book Masters Marketing Summit coming October 1
  • Tough love: Things no one is brave enough to tell self-published authors, (part 3) by M.J. Rose and Amy Edelman
  • Workshops add value to your book marketing plan by Wes Gilbert
  • How long should your ebook be? 4 answers by Judy Cullins

Selected highlights:

  • July 13, meeting: "Aiming for an agent/publisher: The query letter story" Speaker: Jennifer Tobias
  • Preview of our August 10 "field trip" meeting
  • "Show Me the Blog St. Louis" event coming up in October.
  • Tough love: Things no one is brave enough to tell self-published authors, (part 2) by M.J. Rose and Amy Edelman
  • Speaking engagements: Be prepared, by L. Diane Wolfe
  • Now is the time to Facebook, by Tony Eldridge


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - June 2011

Selected highlights:

  • June 8 meeting: "You Can Write but Can You Communicate?" Speaker: Fred Miller.
  • The 10 terrible truths of book marketing, by Terry Cordingley
  • Authors: Imagine you're at a book signing event, by Fred Miller
  • Tough Love: Things no one is brave enough to tell self-published authors -- (part 1 of a 3-part series) by M.J. Rose and Amy Edelman
  • Three layers of book promotion, by Maria Zannini

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - May 2011

Selected highlights:

  • May 11 meeting: “Creating Curiosity About Your Book,” Speaker: Steve Hughes.
  • Craft an exceptional elevator pitch, by Penny C. Sansevieri
  • 27 things you can do to promote your book… by Sue Collier
  • A listing of helpful author/publisher websites

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - April 2011

Selected highlights:

  • April 13 meeting: "Beyond the blog: Increasing Your Internet Presence."
  • Book Marketing: Your Online Press Kit by Joel Friedlander
  • 11 reasons to pack you virtual bag for a blog tour by Sandra Beckwith
  • 5 tips for promoting your book with social media by Jesse Stanchak
  • This issue highlights the success of our Small Press Month workshops, and more.

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - March 2011

Selected highlights:

•          March 9 meeting: "Book Marketing Made Easier."

•          Where can you sell your book? by Joanna Penn

•          How to find potential buyers in special markets by Brian Jud

•          Time is running out! by Kim Wolterman


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - February 2011

Selected highlights:

•          February 9 meeting: "Getting your business into action…NOW!"

•          How to promote your book by writing effective titles for your articles and blog posts by Dana Lynn Smith

•          Marketing tips for authors by Tony Eldridge

•          Write a book: 10 reasons why by Joanna Pen

•          Authors: How to write a press release for your book by Alexis Grant


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views - January 2011

Selected highlights:

•          January 12 meeting: "Start the New Year in Style."

•          Ten surefire ways to get your book proposal rejected by Patricia L. Fry

•          E-Readers vs. old fashioned books – which is greener? by Jennifer Schwab

•          Is Google’s head in the ‘cloud’? by Kim Wolterman

•          Why authors need an editor by Dana Lynn Smith

•          Improve your plan for the New Year by understanding a goal and a purpose by Kevin Hocker

 

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St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – March 2015

Selected highlights:

·         March 11, 2015 meeting: “Perfect Pitch: Developing an Irresistible Elevator Speech to Sell Your Book” - Presented by Patrick Dorsey

·         Talking up Your Book by Patrick Dorsey

·         SLPA Book Corner – Our Beleaguered Species: Beyond Tribalism by Elizabeth C. Zelman

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – March 2015

Selected highlights:

·         March 11, 2015 meeting: “Perfect Pitch: Developing an Irresistible Elevator Speech to Sell Your Book” - Presented by Patrick Dorsey

·         Talking up Your Book by Patrick Dorsey

·         SLPA Book Corner – Our Beleaguered Species: Beyond Tribalism by Elizabeth C. Zelman

 

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