Stop by the Exhibitor booths at the San Francisco Writers Conference to learn more about their services and products. Attendees can participate in the ‘Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt’ to win prizes, too! NOTE: You don’t have to be an attendee or presenter to mingle with the exhibitors at the SFWC. The exhibits will be open to the public on Friday (Feb. 15) & Saturday (Feb. 16) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ACT COMMUNICATIONS Frances Caballo—author of the book, Social Media Just for Writers: The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books–specializes in social media training for beginners, intermediate and advanced users. She manages social media marketing accounts for writers and trains advanced users on how to succeed in social media marketing for their books.
APPLE TREE PUBLISHING: Talk with Marshall Yablon about how his book publishing company can help you publish your book. appletreepublishing.com
ABOUT ARCHWAY PUBLISHING
A NEW PASSAGEWAY FOR EMERGING WRITERS
Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For writers seeking the best that self-publishing can offer, Archway Publishing offers the highest quality design, formatting, editorial and marketing services provided by a team of specialists at Author Solutions. Simon & Schuster has provided guidelines on book design, introduced certain unique self-publishing services, designed packages tailored to meet specific author objectives and will keep an eye out for titles that perform well in the marketplace. While Simon & Schuster has provided guidance and helped develop the publishing packages and programs available through Archway Publishing, the actual services are provided by Author Solutions. Archway is dedicated to helping new and emerging talent find its own path to publication.
ASJA The American Society of Journalists and Authors is the only professional association of independent nonfiction writers. Members share expertise, ideas, opportunities, and inside information critical to success through services such as a member-to-member rights and fees database, contracts and grievance guidance, and diverse educational programs. Since 1948 we’ve been giving freelance writers the confidence and connections to prosper. The SFO-based Northern California Chapter will have representatives on hand to answer your questions.
American Society of Journalists and Authors / ASJA Educational Foundation
(212) 997-0947/ www.asja.org
AUTHOR LEARNING CENTER To get an idea of what you can learn from famous authors (and SFWC presenters!) via a quick video on ALC, go to: https://www.authorlearningcenter.com/videos/muse-on-demand-video If you would like to take on online class, we would have to suggest this one about WordPress with Linda Lee: https://www.authorlearningcenter.com/live_events/10-essential-wordpress-plugins-for-authors
AUTHOR SOLUTIONS Known as a leader in self-publishing, Author Solutions was recently purchased and aligned with the prestigious Penguin Publishing. Author Solutions offers many imprints for different kinds of books and has the resources to help authors with all phases of the publishing and marketing of their books. Part of the Author Solutions umbrella are: AuthorHouse , iUniverse , Trafford , Xlibris and Palibrio (Spanish language imprint). But start your exploration here: http://www.authorsolutions.com/
Internationally celebrated portrait photographer, Mark Bennington (as featured in Christina Katz’s Get Known Before The Book Deal), is coming back with his straight-forward and easy-going style! And will be offering an on-site Special Headshot package to all SF Writers Conference attendee’s! This special Conference Package includes: One look in a 20 minute shoot, all natural light- indoor or outdoor + an edited folder of original images that day. All for only $125!! We are thrilled to have him back. So, pack accordingly and don’t THIS AMAZING MARKETING OPPORTUNITY!!! Call now to make an appointment. 818-635-5840 / www.benningtonheadshots.com.
BIG WORDS 101 Arlene Miller is the author and publisher of grammar books that are geared to writers and used in college classes, too. She also offers grammar workshops and copyediting services.
California Writers Club is a non-profit and one of the oldest writers clubs in the nation, with a strong, vibrant organization of around fifteen hundred members in 18 branches throughout the state. All branches meet on a monthly basis, usually with a guest speaker who informs, educates, and entertains on topics relating to writing or the writing life. For further information please visit www.calwriters.org.
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EDITORIAL FREELANCERS ASSOCIATION – The Northern California branch is part of the largest and oldest national professional organizations of editorial freelancers. It offers access to a diverse group of skilled publishing professionals. www.the-efa.org
PublishNext is a publisher who will edit, design, distribute, and market your book, AND allow you to retain control of the final decisions! PublishNext provides comprehensive publishing programs to make your book stand out, quality manufacturing delivered on time, and marketing that moves the books beyond your friends and family. Get the same professional services used by traditional publishers. www.PublishNext.com
San Francisco Book Review: Read book reviews or be a reviewer. Find out when an author is coming to town. SFBR is the only U.S. book review publication on Apple Newsstand. www.SanFranciscoBookReview.com
WNBA-SF The Women’s National Book Association was established in 1917, before women in America even had the right to vote. WNBA is a vibrant national organization with chapters in nine cities, individual Network Members across the country, numerous corporate Sustaining Members, and chapter Honorary Members in the world of books and beyond. WNBA is a broad-based non-profit organization with some 800 members across the country, three distinguished national awards, and a history of lively events in chapter cities and elsewhere. The San Francisco Bay Area chapter will be on hand to tell you more at the 2013 SFWC. http://wnba-sfchapter.org/wnba/