Conference + All Five Saturday Sessions + Breakfast & Lunch
We’ve listened to our members and are making this year’s destination more flexible and affordable for you, and more profitable for your business. The main conference will be held on Saturday, July 30, and the Book Awards Celebration that evening. On Friday, July 29, six (6) optional small-group workshops are being scheduled, offering attendees options a more intimate setting to learn about specific topics related to the publishing industry. These focused workshops will be offered a la carte and are scheduled so that you may register for up to three (3). This new, flexible approach will let you customize your conference experience to focus on the topics most important to you and your business.
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Speaker: D. L. Havlin
Topic: Building a Platform for Both Non-fiction and Fiction Authors
March 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
What’s a writing platform? It’s not built on the top of telephone poles, but it is a requisite for non-fiction authors and a valuable addition to the fiction writers marketing arsenal. This class deals with the way to build one, a legitimate one, in the field which you wish to write. Is a doctorate necessary? No, but a real, thorough, and defensible knowledge of your subject matter is critical. Ways to construct that “pulpit to preach from” are offered in this class.
DL Havlin is an unretired businessman who has traveled a large portion of the world, having visited over 100 countries. He managed offices in places like London, Singapore, Frankfort, Acala Spain and many more. He has visited the jungles on the Sepic River in New Guinea, the Buddhist temples in Bangkok and the Babi Yar Monument in Kiev. In his travels he has discovered that humans have very similar appearances but their cultures make them as distinct as visitors from another planet.
He’s been writing 30+ years. DL writes historical, literary, women’s mainstream, and suspense/mystery novels. He has ten books published. The latest is Escaping Skeletons, a mystery/suspense series.