I mentioned the other day that I’m going to be speaking at the Dallas Writers’ University on Saturday, May 4 — a one-day writing conference where I’ll talk about “Creating Your Publishing Strategy” and “Developing Book Proposals that Sell.” Other speakers include Jeane Wynn of Wynn-Wynn Media (a fabulous freelance marketing specialist who I’ve worked on numerous books with) and Michelle Borquez (who runs Bella Publishing and will be talking about “Building Your Author Platform”). There’s also going to be an attorney there, Gary Ashmore, talking about publishing contracts. It’s a great group, and I love the fact that they invited me to participate.
Now the big news: they told me this morning that anyone who registers for the conference and mentions my blog gets a big discount. The normal price is $199 for the full day (that includes all the sessions, your lunch, a face-to-face meeting with me, and access to the other speakers). But if you want to come and you mention you saw this on Chip’s blog, you can attend for $149. So I hope you’ll consider coming. Space is limited to 30 people, and I’m not sure how many are signed up, but I love doing these intensive one-day gatherings, and not just the mega-conference with three thousand people.
AND if you decide to register and let me know in advance, I’ll offer a full review of your book proposal. Fiction or nonfiction, I’ll give it a review and we’ll talk through it face to face. So if you live in the Dallas area, or can get there easily enough the first weekend in May, please come join us. The event is held at the Ashmore Law Firm in downtown Dallas. You can find out all the details by going to www.dallaswritersuniversity.eventbrite.com
Again, I’m not doing many conferences these days (I’ll be at RWA and ACFW, but that’s about it), so for those who have wanted to know how you can meet an agent face to face, this is your chance. Hope some readers of this blog can participate. I look forward to meeting you.
As always, feel free to ask me questions about the conference if you have them. See you in Dallas!