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2021 News & Views

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – February 2021

Selected highlights:

"Improve Your Writing and Sell More Books Using Beta Readers"
                    by Cherie Postill via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

 - "Improve Your Writing and Sell More Books Using Beta Readers"

by Cherie Postill

·       February 10 meeting:

 - "The Memoir Process: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph"

by Patrick P. Long

- Last Month's Recap:

"Video Content Creation for Indie Authors -- Simplified"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Linda Austin

Cherry Blossoms in Twilight
·       Events to look forward to in 2021

        -- February 10 - "Improve Your Writing and Sell More Books Using Beta Readers"
      -- March10 - "The Memoir Process -- Turning Tragedy Into Triumph"


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – January 2021

Selected highlights:

·       January 13 meeting:

"Video Content Creation for Indie Authors - Simplified"
                    by Ted Sloan, Noah Benoit, and Scott Ragain via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

- "Indie Writers and Video Marketing/Branding (Or I'm a Writer, D*mmit, Not a Videographer!)"

Preview of our January 13 meeting by Scott Ragain

 - "Improve Your Writing and Sell More Books Using Beta Readers"

by Cherie Postill

- Last Month's Recap:

"The SLPA Celebrates 25 Years!"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Erin L. O'Reilly

The Recipe for Breastfeeding Support in America
·      
Events to look forward to in 2021

-- January 13 - "Video Content Creation for Indie Authors -- Simplified"
    -- February 10 - "Improve Your Writing and Sell More Books Using Beta Readers"


2020 News & Views

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – December 2020
Selected highlights:

·       December 09 meeting:

"The SLPA Celebrates 25 Years!"
                    by SLPA Board Member Jo Lena Johnson via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

- "The SLPA Celebrates 25 Years!"

- "Video Content Creation for Indie Authors - Simplified"

Preview of our January 13 meeting

-    Last Month's Recap:

"Fine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback"
 
 -  November 14 workshop Recap:
   "How to Publish Your Own Book"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Charlotte Ekker Wiggins

Bee Club Basics or How to Start a Bee Club

·       Events to look forward to in 2020 and 2021
-- December 9 - "SLPA Celebrates 25 Years!"
-- January 13 - "Video Content Creation for Indie Authors -- Simplified"

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – November 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       November 11 meeting:

"Fine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback"
                    Facilitated by SLPA Board Member Jo Lena Johnson via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

- "The SLPA Celebrates 25 Years!"

Preview of our December 9 meeting

-    Last Month's Recap:

"Building a Better Book Brand"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Katie Rodriguez Banister

On a Roll: How it Feels To Be On Wheels

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- November 11 - "Fine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback"

-- November 14 - Saturday workshop: "How to Publish Your Own Book"

-- December 8 - "SLPA Celebrates 25 Years!"

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – October 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       October 14 meeting:

"Building a Better Book Brand"
                    Presented by Cathy Davis via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

- "Building a Better Book Brand"

an interview with Cathy Davis

-    Last Month's Recap:

"A Speaker Who Writes Shares with Writers Who Want to Speak"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Edward Sykes

The Patch and The Stream Where the American Fell

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- October 14 - "Building a Better Book Brand"

-- November 11 - "Fine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback"

-- November 14 - Saturday workshop: "How to Publish Your Own Book"

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – September 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       September 9 meeting:

"A Speaker Who Writes Shares with Writers Who Want to Speak...and Sell More Books!"
                    Presented by Carol Weisman via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

- "Writers Who Speak to Sell More Books"

by Kerri Holloway, SLPA Board Member

- "Building a Better Book Brand"

Blog excerpt by Cathy Davis

-    Last Month's Recap:

"Book Reviews: Step One on the Road to a Successful Book Launch (and Ultimately Sales)"

·       KUDOS Corner -- St. Louis Writers Guild Board Member Cherie Postill

How to Train a Beta Reader and Sell More Books

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- September 9 - "A Speaker Who Writes Shares with Writers Who Want to Speak...and Sell More Books!"

-- October 14 - "Building a Better Book Brand"

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – August 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       August 12 meeting:

"Book Reviews: Step One on the Road to a Successful Book Launch (and Ultimately Sales)"
                    Presented by David Wogahn via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

-  "Book Reviews: Step One on the Road to a Successful Book Launch (and Ultimately Sales)"

by David Wogahn - preview of our August 12 meeting 

- "A Speaker Who Writes Shares with Writers Who Want to Speak...and Sell More Books!"

by Carol Weisman - preview of our September 9 meeting

-    Last Month's Recap:

"How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis" with Bryan Cohen

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA member Patrick P. Long

Ordinarily Estraordinary: Love and Anger, Life and Death, Hope and Inspiration

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- August 12 - "Book Reviews: Step One on the Road to a Successful Book Launch (and Ultimately Sales)"

-- September 9 - "A Speaker Who Writes Shares with Writers Who Want to Speak...and Sell More Books!"

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – July 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       July 8 meeting:

"How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis"
                    Presented by Bryan Cohen via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

-  "How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis" by Bryan Cohen

-  "Book Reviews: Step One on the Road to a Successful Book Launch (and Ultimately Sales)"

by David Wogahn - preview of our August 12 meeting 

-    Last Month's Recap:

"Use Amazon Advertising Like a Pro"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA member Gloria Shur Bilchik,

Election Insiders: Behind the scenes with the people who make your vote count

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- July 8 - "How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis" with Bryan Cohen

-- August 12 - "Book Reviews: Step One on the Road to a Successful Book Launch (and Ultimately Sales)"

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – June 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       June 10 meeting:

"Use Amazon Advertising Like a Pro"
                    Presented by Keri Barnum via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

-  "Use Amazon Advertising Like a Pro" by Keri Barnum

-  "How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis" by Bryan Cohen - preview of our July 8 meeting

-    Last Month's Recap:

"Relaunch! How to Recharge Older Books to Boost Sales Today"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA member and current President Warren Martin,

Till The Cows Come Home; Grandman Dean Goes "Big Shopping;" Pop Pop & The Grandmen

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- June 10 - "Use Amazon Advertising Like a Pro" with Keri Barnum

-- July 8 - "How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis" with Bryan Cohen

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – May 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       May 13 meeting:

"Relaunch! How to Recharge Older Books to Boost Sales Today"