The Board is putting together what we hope will be an exciting lineup of workshops and speakers. Here's what we have in store for you:
Author Kayelle Allen keynotes and then shows you how to create, manage, and effectively use your promo kit in Preparing for Effective Promotion.
Treva Harte of Loose Id discusses what it takes to stay relevant as a publisher in this ever-changing ePublishing landscape.
Professional photographer and cover artist Taria Reed presents Cover Art 101 for the Indie and Hybrid Author. Visit Taria's website for more information about her career.
Author Anne Manning presents a workshop on using theme to add depth to your writing.
EPIC Vice-President Susan K. Stewart presents a workshop on editing.
Also, I'll be facilitating two workshops. First is a hands-on, 3-hour session titled The DIY Factor: Self-Publishing Basics, where I share what I've learned about going the self-publishing route. Next is a round-table When Publishers Crash and Burn: How to Survive the Fallout.
We'd like a narrator to speak about audiobooks, a growing opportunity for authors. If you know any good ones who'd be willing to teach on what it takes to be a narrator, and what authors/publishers should look for when selecting one, please send your suggestions to email@example.com.
Director Dan Reitz is reaching out to publishers to come and take pitch sessions for authors looking to submit to indie publishers. Please consider taking part. Contact Dan if you're interested. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've made some changes in format this year:
Workshop sessions will be longer to allow more time for question and answer sessions.
Popular workshops will have more than one session. No more having to decide between two workshops you really want to sit in on that are being offered in the same time slot.
Rather than the traditional awards format, our banquet this year will be a social event with music and dancing to allow people time socialize.
Volunteer. We'll need help at the conference to man the registration table, introduce and monitor workshops, and runners to keep the information flowing and everything running smoothly. If that's you, let us know at email@example.com
Help spread the word! Even if you can't come this year, tell others you know about EPICon-2017. You never know who'd like to come, if only they had the information.
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New Voices is coming!
The entries for the 2017 New Voices Young Writers competition are in and we'll need judges to get this great work done. This is EPIC's effort to pay forward to the next generation of writers by mentoring and encouraging young aspiring authors. Check out the New Voices Website for more information and please consider registering to be a judge! Most questions you might have about judging are answered in the FAQs. If you don't find your answer there, contact the Competition Drones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checked out Publisher's Weekly?
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