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2022 News & Views

August 2022

 

Selected highlights:

August 10  meeting:

"TikTok and BookTok That Won’t Stop: The Hot Social Media Influencer Platform Taking the Bookish World by Storm," presented by Desireé Duffy

Featured articles:

"TikTok and BookTok That Won’t Stop: The Hot Social Media Influencer Platform Taking the Bookish World by Storm," by Desireé Duffy

"How to Utilize Your Networks to Sell Books" by Kevin Desrosiers

Last Month's Recap: "Wherever Books are Sold: A Guide to Forming Lasting Partnerships with Independent Bookstores" with Emily Hall Schroen

Event Highlights: "How to Sell Books by the Truckload" with Penny Sansevieri

Events to look forward to:

August 10: "TikTok and BookTok That Won’t Stop: The Hot Social Media Influencer Platform Taking the Bookish World by Storm" with Desireé Duffy

September 14: "How to Utilize Your Networks to Sell Books" with Kevin Desrosiers

October 12: "Author Resources Right at Your Fingertips" with Andrew Doty, Kevin Ericson, & Peggy Nehmen



July 2022

 

Selected highlights:

July 13 meeting:

"Wherever Books are Sold: A Guide to Forming Lasting Partnerships with Independent Bookstores," presented by Emily Hall Schroen of Main Street Books

July 16 workshop:

"How to Sell Books by the Truckload PLUS: Bookstagrammers, Influencers and more!" with Penny Sansevieri

Newsletter Articles:

"Be Your Own Bookish Advocate," by Emily Hall Schroen

"TikTok and BookTok That Won’t Stop: The Hot Social Media Influencer Platform Taking the Bookish World by Storm," presented by Desireé Duffy

Last Month's Recap: "How IBPA Can Help You Publish Like a Professional" with Christopher Locke of the Independent Book Publishers Association

Events to look forward to:

July 13: "Wherever Books are Sold: A Guide to Forming Lasting Partnerships with Independent Bookstores" with Emily Hall Schroen

July 16: "How to Sell Books by the Truckload!" with Penny Sansevieri

August 10: "TikTok and BookTok That Won’t Stop: The Hot Social Media Influencer Platform Taking the Bookish World by Storm" with Desireé Duffy



St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views — June 2022

Selected highlights:

June 8 meeting:

"How IBPA Can Help you Publish Like a Professional," presented by Christopher Locke via Zoom.us

Newsletter Articles:
"Director’s Desk: Advocating Fairness with IBPA’s Industry Standards Checklist for a Professionally Published Book," by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association

"Wherever Books are Sold: A Guide to Forming Lasting Partnerships with Independent Bookstores," by Emily Hall Schroen

KUDOS Corner: SLPA Member Carin Fahr Shulusky

Last Month’s Recap: "Walk, Trot, Run: An Author’s Journey from Novice Writer to a Multi-book Publishing Contract," by Debbie Burns

Summer Workshop with Penny Sansevieri: How to Sell Books by the Truckload • PLUS: Bookstagrammers, Influencers and more!

Events to look forward to:

June 8: "How IBPA Can Help You Publish Like a Professional," with Christopher Locke

July 13: "Wherever Books are Sold: A Guide to Forming Lasting Partnerships with Independent Bookstores," with Emily Hall Schroen https://zoom.us/j/86782144399

July 16: "How to Sell Books by the Truckload!" with Penny Sansevieri



St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views — May 2022
Selected highlights:

May 11 meeting:
"Walk, Trot, Run: An Author's Journey from Novice Writer to a Multi-Book Publishing Contract" via Zoom.us
          Presented by Debbie Burns
·       Newsletter Articles

-   Preview of the May 11 meeting: "The Long Road I'd Never Change"
By Debbie Burns

-   Preview of the June 8 meeting:
"How IBPA Can Help You Publish Like a Professional"
Featuring Christopher Locke

-  Last Month's Recap: "Defining Your Purpose: An Interactive Author Experience"
Facilitated by Jo Lena Johnson

-  KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Jo Schaper: The Rockhound Ranger Chronicles, and The Paw Paw Almanac & Reader

·       Events to look forward to in 2022
        -- May 11 - Walk, Trot, Run: An Author's Journey from Novice Writer to a Multi-Book Publishing Contract
        -- June 8 - How IBPA Can Help You Publish Like a Professional
    


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views — April 2022
Selected highlights:

April 13 meeting:
"Defining Your Purpose: An Interactive Author Experience" via Zoom.us
          Facilitated by Jo Lena Johnson
·       Newsletter Articles

-   Preview of the April 13 meeting: "Defining Your Purpose: An Interactive Author Experience"
Facilitated by Jo Lena Johnson, SLPA Board member, Book Coach and Publisher

-   Preview of the May 11 meeting:

"Walk, Trot, Run: An Author's Journey from Novice Write to a Multi-book Publishing Contract"

-  KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member George Garrigues: The Failed Joke of the Veiled Prophet: How a Fake Illinois Klansman Became the Grim Symbol of St. Louis' Happiest Civic Celebration

·       Events to look forward to in 2022
        -- March 9 - SLPA Vendor Showcase featuring publishing professionals of all specialties
        -- April 13 - Defining Your Purpose: An Interactive Author Experience
        -- April 23 - Saturday Workshop: How to Publish Your Own Book
-- May 11 - Walk, Walk, Trot, Run: An Author's Journey from Novice Write to a Multi-book Publishing Contract



St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- March 2022
Selected highlights:

March 9 meeting:
"SLPA Vendor Showcase featuring publishing professionals of all specialties
via Zoom.us
          presented by the SLPA Board
·       Newsletter Articles

-   Preview of the March 9 Vendor Showcase

-   Preview of the April 13 meeting: "Defining Your Purpose: An Interactive Author Experience"
Facilitated by Jo Lena Johnson, SLPA Board member, Book Coach and Publisher

-    Last Month's Recap:
"
How to Publish Your Book: Fundamentals Workshop
"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Board Member Andrew Doty, Owner of Editwright, presents his client Mike Kleckner
and his very first release: Unforgettable St. Louis History, Volume I

·       Events to look forward to in 2022

-- March 9 - SLPA Vendor Showcase featuring publishing professionals of all specialties

-- April 13 - Defining Your Purpose: An Interactive Author Experience

-- April 23 - Saturday Workshop: How to Publish Your Own Book


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- February 2022
Selected highlights:

February 9 meeting:
"Diversity and Inspiration in Books for Children
via Zoom.us
          presented by Jeffrey Blair
·       Newsletter Articles

-    " Diversity and Inspiration in Books for Children" an interview with Jeffrey Blair

-   Preview of February 19 Saturday workshop presented by SLPA Board Members

   "How to Publish Your Book: Fundamentals Conference" (virtual via Zoom.us)

-    Last Month's Recap:
"
Tax Tips for Writers and Self Publishers
"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Board Member Jo Lena Johnson: Absolute Good Enterprises presents her coaching client

Troy Miles, and his very first release: Honey Pineapple Lemonade: The Adventures of Babu and Bubbas

·       Events to look forward to in 2022

-- February 9 - Diversity and Inspiration in Books for Children

-- February 19 - How to Publish Your Book: Fundamentals Workshop

-- March 9 - SLPA Vendor Showcase featuring publishing professionals of all specialties


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- January 2022
Selected highlights:

January 12 meeting:
"Tax Tips for Writers and Self Publishers
via Zoom.us
          by Carol Topp, CPA
·       Newsletter Articles

-    "The IRS Doesn't Email and Other Tax Tips for Writers" by Carol Topp, CPA

Preview of February 9 meeting presented by Jeffrey Blair

-    "Representation Matters"

-    Last Month's Recap:
"
Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge
"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Board Member Sean Gold 

Pure Love, Or Is It?

·       Events to look forward to in 2022

-- January 12 - Tax Tips for Writers and Self Publishers

-- February 9 - Diversity and Inspiration in Books for Children

-- February 19 - How to Publish Your Book: Fundamentals Workshop



2021 News & Views 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- December 2021
Selected highlights:

December 8 meeting:
"Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge
via Zoom.us
          Moderated by Bob Baker
·       Newsletter Articles

-    "Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge"

Preview of December 8 meeting Moderated by Bob Baker

-    "Fine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback"

Preview of January 12 meeting by Carol Topp, CPA

-    Last Month's Recap:
"F
ine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback
"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Board Member Pat Danna

Delmar the Dinky

·       Events to look forward to in 2021and 2022

-- December 8 - "Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge"

-- January 12 - Tax Tips for Writers and Self Publishers


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- November 2021
Selected highlights:

November 10 meeting:
"Fine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback
via Zoom.us
         Facilitated by Jo Lena Johnson
·       Newsletter Articles

-    "Fine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback"

Preview of November 13 meeting Facilitated by Jo Lena Johnson

-    "Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge"

Preview of December 8 meeting Moderated by Bob Baker

-    Last Month's Recap:
"Securing Audiobook Rights: What Writers Need to Bring an Audio Book to Market
"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Board Member Jo Lena Johnson

Absolute Good Enterprises featuring Dr. Kimberly Johnson Hatchet's new release:

Retrospective Calling: Looking Back to Create Your Path Forward

·       Events to look forward to in 2021
-- November 10 - "Fine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback"
-- December 8 - "Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge"


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- October 2021
Selected highlights:

October 13 meeting:
"Securing Audiobook Rights: What Writers Need to Bring an Audio Book to Market
via Zoom.us
         Presented by Matt Knight
·       Newsletter Articles

-    "Securing Audiobook Rights: What Writers Need to Bring an Audio Book to Market"

Preview of November 13 meeting presented by Matt Knight

-    "Fine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback"

Preview of November 13 meeting Facilitated by Jo Lena Johnson

-    Last Month's Recap:
"Using NetGalley to Promote Your Book
"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Board Member Kevin Desrosiers

Bridge Over Adversity: True Stories About Overcoming Personal Challenges

·       Events to look forward to in 2021
-- October 13 - "Securing Audiobook Rights: What Writers Need to Bring an Audio Book to Market" 
-- November 10 - "Fine Tune Your Platform and Get Immediate Feedback"


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- September 2021
Selected highlights:

September 8 meeting:
"Using NetGalley to Promote Your Book
"
         Presented by David Strom via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

- "Using NetGalley to Promote Your Book"

by David Strom

-    "Securing Audiobook Rights: What Writers Need to Bring an Audio Book to Market"

Preview of October 13 meeting presented by Matt Knight

-    Last Month's Recap:
"SLPA Vendor Showcase
"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Georgie Herz

Jess Likes to Jump, and Jess Joins Friends and Family, also Hurdles: Bounding Through Life's Obstacles

·       Events to look forward to in 2021
-- September 8 - "Using NetGalley to Promote Your Book"
-- October 13 - "Securing Audiobook Rights: What Writers Need to Bring an Audio Book to Market" 


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- August 2021
Selected highlights:

August 11 meeting:
"SLPA Vendor Showcase
"
         Presented by featured SLPA Service Providers via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

- "SLPA Vendor Showcase" - Listing of all the SLPA Service Providers that will be on the August Zoom call

- "Using NetGalley to Promote Your Book"

by David Strom

-    Event Highlights:
"
Book Marketing Cornerstones: 
Your Author Website and Email Newsletter"

Virtual workshop on July 17 with Jane Friedman, Publishing Industry Expert

-    Last Month's Recap:
"
How to Write a Memoir that Wins Over Readers and Publishers "

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Cherie Postill

How to Train a Beta Reader and Sell More Books

·       Events to look forward to in 2021
-- August 11 - "SLPA Vendor Showcase"     
-- September 8 - "Using NetGalley to Promote Your Book"    


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- July 2021
Selected highlights:

July 14 meeting:
"How to Write a Memoir that Wins Over Readers and Publishers
"
         Presented by Nellwyn Lampert via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

- "How to Write a Memoir that Wins Over Readers and Publishers
by Nellwyn Lampert

- "Fire Up You Website and E-Newsletter!"

by preview of July 17 Saturday webinar event featuring Jane Friedman

-    Last Month's Recap:
"
Navigate Your Marketing Path to Success"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Diane M. How

Peaks and Valleys

·       Events to look forward to in 2021
-- July 14 - "How to Write a Memoir that Wins Over Readers and Publishers"   
-- July 17 - SLPA Meramec Workshop: "Your Author Website and Email Newsletter"
-- August 11 - "SLPA Vendor Showcase
-- September 8 - "Using NetGalley to Promote Your Book"    


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- June 2021
Selected highlights:

June 9 meeting:
"Navigate Your Marketing Path to Success
"
                    Presented by Geri Dreiling via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

- "My Marketing Path"

by Geri Dreiling

- "How to Write a Memoir that Wins Over Readers and Publishers"

by Nellwyn Lampert -- preview of our July 14 meeting

-    Last Month's Recap:
"
How to Independently Publish Your Children's Book"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Shelley Dieterichs

When Michelle Met the Queen (Illustrator and co-author) and A Friend to All: Charlie Hoessle (Illustrator)

·       Events to look forward to in 2021
-- June 9 - "Navigate Your Marketing Path to Success"     
-- July 14 - "How to Write a Memoir that Wins Over Readers and Publishers"   
-- July 17 - SLPA Meramec Workshop: "Your Author Website and Email Newsletter"


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- May 2021
Selected highlights:

May 12 meeting:
"How to Independently Publish Your Children's Book
"
                    Presented by Sheri Fink  via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

- "Why I Chose Independent Publishing"

by Sheri Fink

- "Navigate Your Marketing Path to Success"

by Geri Dreiling -- preview of our June 9 meeting

-    Last Month's Recap:
"
Blog-Your-Book and Supercharge Your Website"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA Member Warren Martin

Adventures with Pop Pop 

·       Events to look forward to in 2021
-- May 12 - "How to Independently Publish Your Children's Book "
-- June 9 - "Navigate Your Marketing Path to Success"
-- July 17 - SLPA Meramec Workshop: "Your Author Website and Email Newsletter"


St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views -- April 2021
Selected highlights:

April 14 meeting:
Blog-Your-Book and Supercharge Your Website
"
                    Presented by Michael Daehn via Zoom.us