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Stu’s Big Party
How Long Will You Love Me?
Whether it’s a question from a child to a parent or an adult to their significant other, that question probably gets asked more than you think…even if it just stays in your head and you are the only one who hears it. Patti Brassard Jefferson’s creative first book starts with the question and each page gives a warm, rhythmic reassurance — “I promise I will love you ’til…” Along the way to the definitive answer, you will see shopping frogs, tanning dolphins and blues-playing bunnies. The sun drives a fancy car, an octopus writes love letters and baseballs grow on trees! (All of these silly characters are also hiding a heart for you to find on each page.) So just how long will I love you? The answer is perfectly clear in this book!
365 Bright Ideas to Market Your Indie Book: An Author’s Practical Guide to Daily Marketing
You may think you’re marketing your book effectively, but you’d be surprised at some of the research, targeting, and promotion you might be missing. Learn how you can do so much more — even with limited time or finances! Introducing a simple guide for independent authors to do at least one task every day that promotes themselves as authors and their books to readers.
Four ways to choose your daily task:
2. based on time availability
3. based on financial availability
4. start at the beginning and work to the end
Each Task Features:
– time and cost estimates per task
– step-by-step instructions including checklists and Q&A
– results tracking (do more of what brings results; less of what doesn’t)
– calendars to schedule reoccurring tasks
– tips to customize your marketing
Patti Brassard Jefferson is an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s books as well as non-fiction. She is currently the president of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and CEO of PJ Inx Press.
“Stories You’ll Never Forget”
Join the showcase of oral storytelling performances. We breath new life into this ancient art of one person sharing a story with another. Tellers tell their tantalizing tales. This is HUGE! Unforgettable! Captivating and fun! Sponsored by Storytellers of the Round Table. Emcee: Dr. Joel Ying
Fort Myers, Florida
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Tickets: $20 non-members / $15 members
Box Office: (239) 939-2787
Featuring: Joel Ying, Mary Lou Williams, Rhonda Brazina, Tashahara Jallad, Christopher Pritchard, Lori Cornelius, Stephen Cavitt, Lisa Leonhardt, Marilyn Graham, Robin Schulte
Amelia Island Book Festival engages adults and young people in the joy of reading and writing through a series of public events featuring New York Times best-selling authors, independent publishers and authors, awards programs and workshops.
Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, February 15.
Sponsored by Southwest Florida Romance Writers
Bi-annual conference allowing writers to hone their craft and marketing skills
and network with industry professionals.
Enjoy nearby beaches & Florida sunshine
January 31 – February 1, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton
10450 Corkscrew Commons Dr,
Estero, FL 33928 (Naples / Ft Myers area)
Wilson received an BA in English Writing from the University of Georgia in 1983 and has been writing ever since. He has published countless magazine and newspaper articles, seven novels, and written hundreds of ads and television projects. Other works include annual reports, social media writing, web copy, instruction manuals, screenplays, and corporate communications. Wilson has also spent 30+ years working in all aspects of television and film production creating documentaries, corporate videos, and TV commercials. He currently serves as Project Manager at American Business Writers, coordinating the writing projects.