Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Gateway Con 2017

This year marks the first annual Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention, or Gateway Con, hosted by the St. Louis Writers Guild at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, June 16–18.

Gateway Con will feature an Author Hall and Book Fair free and open to the public, with tables from local and nationwide authors and publishers. The pay-to-enter Writer's Conference will include Master Classes, pitch sessions with nine agents and publishers, and 37 workshops and panels.

One of these workshops will be led by Editwright owner and editor Andrew Doty; other presenters include Ann Leckie, Eileen Dreyer, Jennifer Geist, and Claire Applewhite, among many others.

More information, including the conference schedule, map, and registration, is available at stlwritersguild.org/gatewaycon.html.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jedi Book Marketing Workshop with Dr. Judith Briles, July 22

Publishing expert Dr. Judith Briles, "The Book Shepherd," will be leading a special workshop for the St. Louis Publishers Association on July 22: "Jedi Book Marketing." And if you register before June 1, you'll be automatically entered to win a FREE one-hour consultation with Dr. Briles!

Dr. Briles will be teaching:

  • How to create a plan that’s a fit for your book and your buyer.
  • How to identify which social media platforms to use and which to dump.
  • Why and how to use the cyber town hall to position a book launch.
  • How to “ride the draft” of your competitors.
  • How to get your name out there and get recognized while keeping your sanity.
  • How to discover freebies that will tickle your book marketing fancy.
  • How to create branding that waves a flag to your buyers.
  • How being quirky can get followers to open your tweets, postings and blogs.
  • How your author profile can kill your book sales and how to fix it pronto.
  • Why authors should create a no-brainer newspaper.
  • Why QVC and The Shark Tank are important to all authors.
  • Why taking a contrarian position can soar media presence and book sales.
  • How to develop a social media network, making the most of community events.
  • How to resurrect a tired older book (and sometimes author).

Read more and register at stlouispublishers.org/event-2535870.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Technical Difficulties: Contact Form

technical difficulties — contact form

Hello, this is Andrew Doty, owner of and editor at Editwright. I am absolutely mortified to announce today that an issue in the HTML of this website rendered the contact form on the Contact Page completely ineffectual on or around April 3, 2017. If you have attempted to use the contact form to send us a message within the last month, please accept my sincere apologies — your message was neither sent nor received, and there was no error message to tell either of us. The problem was found and fixed yesterday, May 2, 2017. If this has affected you and you can find it in your heart to forgive us, please try again. Thank you. 🙃