It is important for a writer, especially an indie writer to integrate themselves into the publishing industry and build a strong network of contacts. Writing is creative but publishing is still a business and that means any writer who wants to be a success in today’s electronic and very competitive market will have to become marketing and social media savy.
A great way to immerse oneself into the publishing scene is to network at writer conferences and fairs. Take a pack of your business cards and your book proposal and get to work making those important contacts. Hopefully you will return home with a renewed enthusiasm for the industry as well as a stack of new contacts. Then it is all up the followup, getting that proposal or that book in the right hands and in front of the right readers.
I have composed a list of conference that I know of for 2012/2013 but will add on to this list as more are announced throughout the year. If you know of more please email me and I’ll add them to the list. Best of luck!
2012-2013 WRITERS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
2013 AWP Conference & Bookfair
Hynes Convention Center &
Sheraton Boston Hotel
March 6 – 9, 2013
San Francisco Writers Conference
10th Anniversary in 2013
February 14th – 17th, 2013 (Mark Hopkins Hotel, Mason & California, San Francisco)
R.L. Stine will be our keynote speaker for 2013
Romance Writers of America
33rd Annual Conference
Atlanta Marriott® Marquis
July 17–20, 2013
Left Coast Crime 2013
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Colorado Springs, CO
Evergreen, CO 80437
2013 (March 21-24)
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