7:00 a.m. Check-In table opens
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Seminar Syllabus for Saturday, March 25
Includes “Lunch with the Experts,” and Writers Café
Full day Michael Hauge seminar
Lunch with the Experts (included)
|Writers Cafe: Informal Read and Critique (Included with ALL registrations)|
Starts Thursday, March 23.
Here’s the lineup of seminars for three days of awesome writer knowledge. Come early to learn, stay late to rub elbows with the presenters, agents, authors, and fellow writers.
Thursday March 23 :
Last December, we announced that Jaime Saloff will be attending The GLVWG WriteStuff Writer’s Conference™, March 24-25, 2017, with “What’s the Right Type of Publishing for my Book”, and “Self Publishing on a Budget”.
GLVWG member, Mitzi Flye, had an opportunity to interview Mitzi about her views on the writer as an entrepreneur and her business that helps boost your self-published book, Bookectomy™
MF: Thank you so much for being a presenter for The Write Stuff conference. Your bio and your website seem to show that your business caters to women. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I wondered how that happened. Was that a conscious decision or did it “just happen”?
There’s two answers. The first is that it was a marketing decision. The more focused one can be in marketing, the easier it is to find and connect with a target audience. (This is also important when marketing books.) However, my younger son, who helps me with my graphics, recently said I was being sexist, so we changed the logo to include a male. (He is, of course, not pregnant like the women, but he is holding a bouncing baby book.) In addition, I guessed. I thought I worked with about 1/10th the amount of men as women over the years. But after my son’s prodding, I went and counted. Turns out I worked with about 50/50 men and women. I seem to get along very well with critical ex-military, chiropractors, psychology specialists, and cranky lawyers, where on the women side I tend to work with a lot of doctors, healers, and the metaphysically inclined. After nearly twenty-years in the business, I find I can work with almost anyone, men or women.
Jamie Saloff will be one of the presenters at The GLVWG WriteStuff Writer’s Conference™, March 24-25, 2017. Her main topic for this weekend is all about self-publishing.
Having spent nearly three years researching and writing her first book, Jamie learned the disappointing reality that many authors face with the receipt of their first royalty check: although the book retailed for nearly twenty-five dollars, Jamie would only receive $1.25 per book. When an editor cut the best parts of her second book and she was paid a miserly $500 for her efforts, she became disenchanted with traditional publishing.
At this time, a new technology came on the scene — print-on-demand (POD) printing. Intrigued, Jamie dived in, and soon began helping others publish by this means.
Nearly twenty years later, Jamie speaks and coaches would-be authors helping them avoid the scams and money traps many fall prey to as they endeavor to self-publish a book. She shares insider secrets that separate the amateurs from the pros. She shows clients how to keep costs low and profits high, while stressing the importance of quality and professionalism.