Saturday, February 2, 2013
It's the Indie Author Publishing Conference & Pitchapalooza. Why not throw one where you live?
Publishing is so balkanized these days--big majors, self-publishing print, digital, and so on. No one knows what to do--and going to Google just increases the confusion.
Sponsored by a book store here (Changing Hands), this "do" is a day-long event. Featured are a thriller author, Landon J Napoleon ("Zigzag"), an acquisition manager at a traditional publisher, someone on bookkeeping for authors, someone on working with designers, someone else on working with editors.
The Pitchapalooza gives everyone a chance to make a one-minute pitch to publishing experts. Names are drawn from a hat--and 20 people will get the nod.
I think this is a neat idea--and if you have a book idea, a great opportunity.
But I also think you could wrestle one of these together where you live. Everyone has one book in them, or so they say.
If I could add one thing? A session on audiobooks. I can no longer read books and must listen. This is an art--and more and more authors are hiring their own narrators.