Writing groups always host events to help other authors. From their website, The Heritage Writers Guild (HWG) explains their chapter from the League of Utah Writers (LUW): “a non-profit organization dedicated to offering friendship, education and encouragement to the writers, poets and illustrators of Utah. New members are always welcome.” Why not check out their Fall event?
From Heritage Writer’s Guild, St. George Chapter of League of Utah Writers
Written by David W. Smith, Fall Writer’s Conference Chair
Writer’s Extravaganza in St. George
For the novice writer to the most experience penman, the Heritage Writer’s Guild of St. George will be hosting the largest writer’s conference in the tri-state region October 12th – 13th at the Lexington Hotel in St. George, Utah. An unprecedented writing conference, the HWG Fall Conference is a low-cost event designed to motivate, educate, and help guide writers of all abilities towards publishing success! High school students are invited to get involved and are offered the conference at half price!
With a dozen speakers discussing and sharing writing insights and experience, the conference will feature 18 different topical writing lectures and workshops covering everything from character and dialogue development, agent and publishing information, marketing and promotion, fiction and nonfiction writing, editing, memoir writing, short story writing, and a host of other writing and publishing concepts.
In addition, the Fall Writer’s Conference will host two brand new and unique events: A FREE introduction to writing and publishing for the general public each night of the event that will be a comprehensive introduction to the process and business of writing. This one-hour community writing workshop and lecture will take place at 6:30pm on Friday, Oct. 12th and again at 5pm on Saturday, Oct. 13th. New authors and writers will have the opportunity to ask questions and get insights from dozens of published authors in attendance. Community members may come to one or both of these informative lectures. No RSVP is necessary. But, please, mark your calendar as these will be extraordinarily informative for anyone wanting to learn about writing and publishing!
The second event is the first annual HWG Authorpalooza! Following each of the free community writing programs, our community will be able to meet authors and get autographed copies of their books as well as ask questions about their writing and publishing experience.
Writers will also be able to join the non-profit Heritage Writer’s Guild, a writer’s group in St. George, a member of the League of Utah Writers, to meet regularly with other writers for encouragement, networking, and writing information.
The Writer’s Conference is sponsored by Synergy Books Publishing, World of Ink Book Tours, and Staples Superstore of St. George. Early bird discounts are offered through Sept. 10th. Registration deadline is October 5th.
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Do you follow us on Facebook or Twitter? We have a lot going on lately! We’re so excited to be heading to the Baltimore Book Festival Sept 28-30! There, we’ll be sharing information on our three different membership options and the benefits to being on board with YouDoPR.com.
Right now, we’re preparing useful give-aways for you, so stop by our table! Many of you that we’ve connected with on social networks will be at the festival, and we’re excited to meet with you and chat. In fact, we’re so excited that we are currently offering a special “Refer a Friend” promo for you, and following the festival we will have upcoming discounts and contests, so keep an eye out for that! We’d love to know– will you be attending the event? We’d love to see you there!
Recently, we’ve been adding more public book marketing tips to our forum as well as full publicity articles for our premium members.. Our new post is all about book publicity— and who couldn’t use some marketing tips? Anyone can sign up for a FREE lifetime account to read and chat on the forum. We’d love to hear from you there and on our other pages. Head over to our social networks!
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Thank you to everyone who participated in our #YDPoetry chat. We’re extending our midnight promo! Get an extra month with YouDoPR.com, on us!
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Tonight’s the night! Chat with us on Twitter @YouDoPR and @Webbish6 with the hashtag #YDPoetry to talk everything about poetry, PR, Jeannine, marketing, and more! Following the chat, we will be providing resources for poets in helping them market their work!
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Remember our recent Twitter Contest? Our first winner, David Smith, has been using our service recently, and gratefully included us in his newsletter, the Heritage Writer’s Guild. We included a newsletter snippet to show you what YouDoPR.com does, and to get writers like you interested in this monthly resource for authors!
We loved David Smith’s response to book publicity so much, that we extended the contest time. We decided to move our winner from a “serious” contestant’s definition to a “funny” one! With that said, our second contest winner for a free one-month premium membership with YouDoPR.com is fiction writer Carol White, whom we featured on the original post. Congratulations! Please use the contact form to get in touch and start your book marketing with us!
Naturally, we wante to include our personal YouDoPR definition of book publicity:
Book publicity is the use of the media — radio, TV, newspapers, magazines, and online outlets — as a conduit to spread word of a book and author to the public or special interest market segments. In it’s purest form, it is a classic “you scratch their back, they scratch yours” arrangement. If a media contact (producer, editors, etc.) is presented with quality information and a good topic from a book, they will set up an interview or run a print story about the topic and your book will be “plugged”. In short — you give them story or interview ideas, they will reciprocate by providing a venue to promote your book.
Let us know what you think about book publicity in the comments!
PS: We have a great virtual event for writers coming up. Like poetry? Check it out!
Over the weekend, we decided to give away two premium memberships for free in a creative writing contest. Any time between Friday and Sunday (8/17-19), people in our social media circles just had to send a tweet @YouDoPR or post a comment on our Facebook thread on their definition of book publicity. Check out our results below to see our first and second place winners!
The various responses from Twitter and Facebook created some excellent starting points for discourse on the book publicity industry. While we were anticipating serious feedback, some of the definitions had us laughing in the office, with entries providing such surprisingly playful remarks.
While we loved all of our submissions, we were particularly impressed with David Smith’s succinct definition on book publicity. Congratulations on being our first-place winner in receiving a free 1-month premium membership from YouDoPR.com, David! To get started, please contact us on our website. David’s premium membership includes a monthly 100 media outlet list, 500 contact press release distribution, NetGalley showcase, social media visibility, and more! Are you curious on what he had to say about book publicity?
I bet you’re wondering who our second winner is? Keep tuned in and we’ll let you know soon! We want to thank everyone who participated in this conversation on book publicity. Since we received so many different perspectives, who really knows what book publicity is? CEO Dan Smith of YouDoPR.com recently bunked popular book publicity myths to enlighten those that are new to the book marketing industry. He has been in the industry for 15+ years and has written several articles on how to maximize your publicity as an author. Authors, publishing groups, and writer’s circles need publicity, so where do they get their start? You can sign up as a free member to see our articles, monthly newsletter, marketing tips, and more here.
Who do you think had the best definition in our twitter contest? Share your definition in the comments! Who knows, maybe you’ll end up winning a premium membership with YouDoPR!
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