Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Florida Romance Writers’ September Meeting

DATE: Saturday, September 12, 2015
TIME:  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Hyatt Place, 1851 SE 10th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
COST: $20 per person/member, $25 non-member; includes buffett breakfast
DIRECTIONS: I-95 to 595 E. (Exit 24). Go east on 595 till US1 North.  Take US1 to SE 17th Street Causeway and turn right towards the beach. Then take the second right onto SE 10th Avenue. Location is one block in on your right. (Behind the Outback Steakhouse.)
PARKING: Open parking - free of charge.
PROGRAM: “Book Bundles To Bestsellers”
Book bundles (or box sets) are all the rage right now. These multi-author collections have become a great way to connect with new readers, increase visibility, and increase sales of not only the book in the collection, but other titles as well. Most importantly, they can help an author reach the USA Today or New York Times bestseller lists. Box sets come in all shapes and sizes (and heat levels) from sexy paranormals to sweet contemporaries, from brides and summer flings to holiday happily ever afters. So, how can you chaptalize on this hot trend and turn it into publishing success?
Join Traci Hall, Mona Risk, Bonnie Vanak, Kristin Wallace & Patrice Wilton, 5 authors who have all hit bestseller lists with a box set (some multiple times). You’ll learn the ins and outs of creating a bundle as they take you step-by-step through the process.
Topics will include:
 -Finding the right authors
-Determining the type of bundle 
-Handling financials (payment to authors)
-Using a third party for formatting, upload & payments
-Formatting for consistency 
-Front & back matter
-Getting reviews
-Marketing & Advertising
-Pre-release buzz
-Blog Tours 
-Launch Day/Launch Party
-How to handle disputes 
About the Authors:
Traci Hall is a USA Today Bestselling Author of young adult, medieval, western historical and contemporary romances. Her popular series include: By The Sea, Boadicea, Spokane Falls, and Rhiannon Godfrey. Visit her website at: http://www.tracihall.com 
Mona Risk is a NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance who enjoys setting her books in exotic locations from France to Greece to Russia. Her popular series include Holiday Babies, Doctor’s Orders, Foreign Lovers, and Christmas Here or There. Visit her website at: http://monarisk.com 
Bonnie Vanak is a USA Today Bestselling Author of historical, paranormal and erotic romance. Her popular series include Werewolves of Montana, Draicon Werewolves, The Phoenix Force, and her Egyptian series. Visit her website at: http://bonnievanak.com
Kristin Wallace is a USA Today Bestselling Author of inspirational and contemporary romance filled with “Love, Laughter and a leap of Faith”. Her popular series includes the Covington Falls Chronicles and Shellwater Key Tales. Visit her website at: http://KristinWallaceAuthor.com 
Patrice Wilton is a NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance. Her popular series & titles include: The Candy Bar, Serendipity Falls, Night Music, and Revenge is Sweet. Visit her website at: http://patricewilton.com 
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Please e-mail Rossie Cortes at rossie@iq-mc.com for a reservation and visit us at www.frwriters.org.

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