Webinars

2 05, 2019

Behind the Scenes of NYC Publishing

By |2019-05-02T10:50:27-07:00May 2, 2019|Authors Academy, News, Publishing, Webinars|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes of NYC Publishing

Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes in the traditional publishing industry?

Join us next Wednesday as we peel back the curtain on this exclusive world with Anne Spieth, an experienced professional from the traditional publishing arena who recently joined Wheatmark, Inc. as Publishing Consultant, and who is also the newest Senior Faculty member of the Authors Academy!

For the past 10 years, Anne has been working at two of the Big Five New York publishers: in publicity at Minotaur Books/St. Martin’s Press (Macmillan), then in marketing and design for Macmillan Audio, and finally in marketing for Simon & Schuster/Atria.

Anne rejoined Macmillan’s adult Library Marketing division in 2013, where she did online marketing, book title presentations, and exhibited at major industry conferences.

During her time in NY, Anne worked with many New York Times bestselling and acclaimed authors, including Jodi Picoult, Lisa Scottoline, Louise Penny, Jenny […]

26 02, 2019

Book Events – Fairs, Festivals, Expos, & Conferences

By |2019-02-26T13:08:33-07:00February 26, 2019|Authors Academy, Resources, Webinars|Comments Off on Book Events – Fairs, Festivals, Expos, & Conferences

Join us tomorrow, February 27th, for our next Authors Academy presentation, “Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, Expos, & Conferences” with Wheatmark’s own Mindy Burnett.

Once again our topic is inspired by the upcoming Tucson Festival of Books, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd & 3rd (a week earlier than in past years.)

Here at Wheatmark, we field questions all the time about which events are worth attending and which aren’t — and this is our chance to provide some insight.

Here’s what you’ll discover during this workshop:

  • The different types of book events
  • What the main purpose of each type is
  • Which ones you should attend, and which you can safely skip
  • How to make the most of the events you do attend

Mindy Burnett is helming our booth presence once again at this year’s TFoB, so she’s got some great insight into the opportunities […]

11 01, 2019

Book Signings and Back-of-the-Room Sales

By |2019-01-14T10:53:43-07:00January 11, 2019|Authors Academy, Marketing, Resources, Webinars|Comments Off on Book Signings and Back-of-the-Room Sales

You may know that here at the Authors Academy, we’re strong advocates of using the Web to build your author platform.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive to build an audience face-to-face, too: either locally, regionally, nationally, or beyond.

The truth is, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of meeting your readers (and gaining new fans) in person!

And, of course — in addition to being a great way to build buzz for your projects — book events can be just plain fun.

Join us next week as we tackle “Book Signings and Back-of-the-Room Sales” with one of our favorite Tucson-based publicists, Lynn Wiese Sneyd.

Lynn Wiese Sneyd coordinates national, regional and local publicity campaigns for authors of non-fiction and fiction books. She’s scheduled author appearances on major television networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and PBS affiliates), Sirius Satellite, syndicated AM/FM radio shows, and internet podcasts.

In addition, she’s worked with […]