PubCamp

Publish happy! Gain a better understanding of how to achieve your writing and publishing goals in one day at Pubcamp.

Could you use book publishing guidance? Excellent! We're here to help.
To celebrate the launch of Writer.ly, a marketplace where you can hire publishing help, we invite you to attend our first ever PubCamp in San Francisco on May 18th!

Learn how to become an “Authorpreneur,” exploring all the nuts and bolts of self publishing. We’ll cover everything from writing and editing your masterpiece, to building your author platform and throwing an amazing book release party.
>> Register for PubCamp now!

Come for one session, or participate in them! We’re providing lunch as well. All proceeds benefit 826 Valencia. Bonus!


Schedule overview

10:00 am Welcome!
10:10 am Keynote:
Writing from the heart and finding your passion - Successful Writer's Life
Geraldine Solon, bestselling author >> Details
11:00 am Session 1:
You're not here to make friends: Social Media Strategy for Authors 
Maria Diaz, Social Media Senior Manager at SocialChorus >> Details
11:50 am Session 2:
Blogger Outreach for Authors: How to get reviews, build partnerships, and tell the world about your book
Murray Newlands, online marketing consultant >> Details
12:40 pm Lunch provided by Writer.ly (Whoo-hoo!)
1:20 pm Session 3:
Working with Freelance Editors
Jordan Rosenfeld, freelance editor >> Details
2:10 pm Session 4:
How to Throw an Amazing DIY Book Release Party
Scott James, author and Writer.ly SFO Community Manager >> Details
3:00 pm Closing discussion led by Kelsye Nelson, CEP and co-founder of Writer.ly

Sound good? >> Register now at Brown Paper Tickets!

826Valencia

Proceeds to benefit 826 Valencia, dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 

 


Full session and speaker details

Keynote:
GeraldineSolonWriting from the heart and finding your passion - Successful Writer's Life
Geraldine Solon, bestselling author

Building a career as an author is a lot of work and can feel overwhelming. Geraldine Solon, author of two best-sellers that have been optioned for movies, will share her experience about what it takes to bring the pieces together and be successful. Her workshop will cover:

  1. Who are you writing for? Finding your niche and audience.
  2. Why do you write? Hobby vs. Career
  3. Balancing time between career and family
  4. Thinking like an Authorpreneur and building a brand
  5. Setting goals and your road map to success - Sales, Movies, Deals
  6. Giving back and helping other writers

Bio: Geraldine Solon is the award-winning, best-selling author of Women’s fiction and Romance novels. Two of her books have been adapted into film. Geraldine is the Managing Editor of Gastronomique en Vogue, a fashion, food and lifestyle magazine. She is also the Event Planner for the Fremont Area Writers club and Writing for Life workshops. You can learn more about her work at www.geraldinesolon.com.

Session 1:
MariaDiazYou're not here to make friends: Social Media Strategy For Authors 
Maria Diaz, Social Media Senior Manager at SocialChorus 

Whether or not you think social media is a waste of time or the world's cheapest announcement service, it's here to stay and it's a powerful way to increase awareness of your work. In this talk, we will go over some of the best social media platforms for authors (it may not be what you think!), and how to conceive and execute your social media strategy (trust me, you need one).  

Bio: Maria Diaz is an old school blogger and web diarist, writing online before it was cool. She has written for a variety of online publications on topics both techy and non, and is a recovering celebrity gossip journalist. She’s managed blogger relations for an online retailer and currently works at SocialChorus, where she manages social publisher and social marketing strategies for a variety of Fortune 500 brands. She’s spoken at Ignite and SXSW, and can be found on Twitter at @mariadiaz.

Session 2:
MurrayNewlandsBlogger Outreach for Authors: How to get reviews, build partnerships, and tell the world about your book
Murray Newlands
, online marketing consultant

Understanding how to find, contact, and build relationships with bloggers and reviewers is a key part of creating your author platform. It's also a challenge to find the time, know how to communicate, and determine the best opportunities. In this workshop Murray Newlands will cover:

  • Finding the best bloggers to contact
  • When and how to start preparing for your own blogger outreach
  • How to ask for reviews, guest posts, and links
  • How to build on the coverage you get

Bio: Author, renowned blogger and social media consultant, Murray Newlands has an encyclopedic knowledge of online marketing thanks to years of experience. Author of Online Marketing: A User's Manual, published by Wiley, and host of the London and San Francisco Blog Clubs, he has spoken at events around the world such as the Affiliate Summit Marketing Conference in New York City and Las Vegas and the World Bloggers Summit in Malaysia. http://influencepeople.com

Session 3:
JordanERosenfeldWorking with Freelance Editors
Jordan Rosenfeld, freelance editor

Jordan E. Rosenfeld will talk about the benefits and timing of hiring an editor on an author's path to publication. When is the right time to finance an edit (and how much)? How do you know you're working with a reputable person? What can you expect from different levels of editing? Are there alternatives? Jordan will cover key concerns, and answer questions.  

Bio: Jordan E. Rosenfeld is a freelance editor and Communications Director of Indie-Visible: A writer's collective of indie authors, and a PubHub for indie author services. She is author of the debut novel Forged in Grace, the writing guide Make a Scene, and the creativity guide Write Free (with Rebecca Lawton).
Find out more at: www.jordanrosenfeld.net and www.indie-visible.com.

Session 4:
ScottAndrewJamesHow to Throw an Amazing DIY Book Release Party
Scott James, author and Writer.ly SFO Community Manager

Your book release party can be a celebration of all the blood, sweat, and tears you put into your book. Or it can be a nightmare of bad timing, SNAFU logistics, and low turnout - unless you plan for it well.

In this workshop, James will teach you how to find a venue, create a rock star event, and how to get a crowd that mixes friends and new readers, all without losing your mind and breaking your budget.

Bio: Scott Andrew James is an author marketing coach and founder of Redhat Publishing Project. He is the author of Sidewalk Ritual, a Kickstarter-funded novel, and several ebooks and blogs about publishing and marketing. Find Scott at @scottandjames and http://redhatproject.com.

 

Register_for_PubCamp

PubCamp San Francisco
Hosted by Writer.ly

May 18th, 10am - 3:15pm

NextSpace Union Square
1 Hallidie Plaza, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)

>> Click here to register!

>> View full schedule details.

>> How to get to PubCamp

 

Hosted by:

Writerlylogo

Proceeds benefit:

826Valencia

 

 

 

 

 


Join us for the pre-party!

You're also invited to join our networking party for writers and publishing professionals May 16th.

>> View the networking event


Getting to PubCamp

NextSpace Union Square
1 Hallidie Plaza, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)

1) Take public transportation? Easy. We’re located right above the Powell Street BART and Muni station.

2) Need to park your car? Check out the Yerba Buena Parking Garage that’s only a block away (up to $32/24hours). Or want a better rate for a longer walk? Check out this garage at Turk and Taylor for only $10/day with in and out privileges.

3) Going green and riding a bike? There’s no bike parking in the building but you can definitely lock your bike right outside the front door near the lobby and you’re all set!

 




Brown Paper Tickets Ticket Widget Loading...

Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page.


writerlylogo Register_for_PubCamp s