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2020 News & Views

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"
                    Presented by Dean Klinkenberg via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

  "Relaunch! How to Recharge Older Books to Boost Sales Today " - Preview of the May 13 monthly meeting presented by Dean Klinkenberg

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

-    Last Month's Recap:

"How Authors Can Connect with Readers and Inspire Sales Without Leaving Home"

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA member Vivian Gibson, The Last Children of Mill Creek

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- May 13 via Zoom.us -- "How to Recharge Older Books to Boost Sales Today" Dean Klinkenberg

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

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – April 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       April 8 meeting:

"How Authors Can Connect with Readers and Inspire Sales Without Leaving Home"
                    Presented by Bob Baker and Lou Bortone via Zoom.us

·       Newsletter Articles

--   "How Authors Can Connect with Readers and Inspire Sales Without Leaving Home

  "Relaunch! How to Recharge Older Books to Boost Sales Today " - Preview of the May 13 monthly meeting presented by Dean Klinkenberg

-    Last Month's Recap:

"St. Louis Writers Guild Saturday workshop Writers in the Lodge conference

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- Apr 8 via Zoom.us -- "How Authors Can Connect with Readers and Inspire Sales Without Leaving Home"

-- May 13 via Zoom.us -- "How to Recharge Older Books to Boost Sales Today"Dean Klinkenberg

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – March 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       March 11 meeting:

"Your SLPA: Members Get More!"
                    Presented by SLPA Board Members

·       Newsletter Articles

--   "Your SLPA: Members Get More!"Confessions of a Kidlit Author by Kerri Holloway

--   "Authors Journey Panel" - Preview of the April 8 meeting by Jo Lena Johnson

  "How to Publish Your Own Book" - Preview of the Saturday April 25 workshop

-    Last Month's Recap:

"Getting to Yes" - review of Confessions of a Kidlit Authorpresentation by Jody Feldman

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA member Lonnie Whitaker, Mulligan Runs for Office

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- Mar 11 -- Your SLPA: Members Get More!

-- Mar 19 -- Happy Hour with the SLPA

-- Apr 8 -- Authors Journey Panel

-- Apr 25 -- Saturday workshop at St. Louis Community College -- Meramec "How to Publish Your Own Book"

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – February 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       February 12 meeting:

" Confessions of a Kidlit Author:
                    Mistakes, Failures, and Other Mishaps that Led to Publishing Success" 
                 Presented by Jody Feldman

·       Newsletter Articles

--   "Getting to Yes" by Jody Feldman

--   "Tell Us What You Want to Know" - SLPA Member survey

                    Mistakes, Failures, and Other Mishaps that Led to Publishing Success"

   Last Month's Recap:

"Your Book is Published! Now What? (How to Promote Your Work as an Author)"

      Presented by Fred E. Miller of NO SWEAT! Public Speaking!

--    Fred's Three-Legged EXPERT Stool

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA member Mike Bizelli, Last Day on a Chain, book about animal rescue

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- Feb 12 -- Confessions of a Kidlit Author:

                    Mistakes, Failures, and Other Mishaps that Led to Publishing Success

-- Mar 11 -- Your SLPA: Members Get More!

-- Apr 25 -- Saturday workshop at St. Louis Community College -- Meramec "How to Publish Your Own Book"

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – January 2020 

Selected highlights:

·       January 8 meeting:

"Your Book is Published! Now What? (How to Promote Your Work as an Author)"

      Presented by Fred E. Miller of NO SWEAT! Public Speaking!

·       Newsletter Articles

--   Your Book is Published! Now What? (How to Promote Your Work as an Author) by Fred E. Miller

--   Preview of this next month's meeting "Confessions of a Kidlit Author:

                    Mistakes, Failures, and Other Mishaps that Led to Publishing Success"

   Last Month's Recap: "Pitchapalooza: The One Minute Book Marketing Challenge" 

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA member Peter Green, his parents' personal stories, including:   Dad’s War with the U.S. Marines, Ben’s War with the U.S. Marines, Radio: One Woman’s Family in War and Pieces, and more!

·       Events to look forward to in 2020

-- Jan 8  -- Your Book is Published! Now What? (How to Promote Your Work as an Author)

-- Feb 12 -- Confessions of a Kidlit Author:

                    Mistakes, Failures, and Other Mishaps that Led to Publishing Success

-- Mar 11 -- Ask The Board (Membership Benefits)

 

2019 News & Views

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – December 2019

Selected highlights:

·       December 11 meeting:

"Pitchapalooza: The One Minute Book Marketing Challenge" Presented by Bob Baker 

·       Newsletter Articles

  "The Importance of Getting Great Book Reviews" by Peggy Nehmen

--   Preview of this month's meeting "Pitchapalooza: The One Minute Book Marketing Challenge"

--   Your Book is Published! Now What? (How to Promote Your Work as an Author) by Fred E. Miller

   Last Month's Recap: "Put Your Book on Amazon -- The Easy Way" 

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA member Ned Lips, 3-novel series: Reset, First Steps, and Entwined  

·       Events to look forward to in 2019 and 2020

-- Dec 11 -- Pitchapalooza: The One Minute Book Marketing Challenge

-- Jan 8  -- Your Book is Published! Now What? (How to Promote Your Work as an Author)

-- Feb 12 -- Confessions of a Kidlit Author:

                    Mistakes, Failures, and Other Mishaps that Led to Publishing Success

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – November 2019

Selected highlights:

·       November 13 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

--   Preview of next month's meeting "Pitchapalooza: The One Minute Book Marketing Challenge"

   Last Month's Recap: Book Clubs - "What Every Author and Self-Publisher Should Know" 

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA member Georgie Herz, Jess Joins Friends and Family 

·       Events to look forward to in 2019

-- Nov 13 -- Put Your Book on Amazon -- The Easy Way!

-- Nov 16 -- Saturday workshop at St. Louis Community College -- Meramec "How to Publish Your Own Book"

-- Dec 11 -- Pitchapalooza: The One Minute Book Marketing Challenge

 

St. Louis Publishers Association News & Views – October 2019

Selected highlights:

·       October 9 meeting:

“Book Clubs: What Every Author and Self-Publisher Should Know

panel: Gina Gibbons, Damita Morris, Jo Lena Johnson 

·       Newsletter Articles

   Preview of the November monthly meeting "Put Your Book on Amazon -- The Easy Way!"

   Last Month's Recap: YouTube for Authors

·       KUDOS Corner -- SLPA member Debbie Frick, Conversations About Autism 

·       Events to look forward to in 2019

-- Oct  9 -- Book Clubs: What Every Self-Publisher & Author Should Know

-- Oct 16 -- SLPA Happy Hour at Earthbound Brewing