Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Check out Indie Re-Con!

2014 Schedule

2014 IndieReCon Agenda
Tues, Wed, Thurs (Feb 25-27)
(Note: Items in BOLD are live chats - either on Twitter or on the web site)
*All Times are EST*

Tuesday, February 25th 
10:00 ~ Welcome/Kick Off  by S.R.Johannes/Ali Cross
>>10:15  - 11:00 ~ Q&A with S.R. Johannes/Ali Cross (Twitter Chat #IndieReCon)
11:00 ~ Facing Your Fears by Susan Kaye Quinn
>>11:30 - 12:00 Facing Your Fears with Susan Kaye Quinn (IndieReCon Facebook Page Chat)
12:00 - 2:00 ~ The Evolving Indie Industry and Standing Out in the Pile with JA Konrath and Barry Eisler (IndieReCon Web Chat)
2:00 ~ How To Write A Novel: The Seven Stages of the Creative Process by Orna Ross (in discussion with three other members of The Alliance of Independent Authors, Jessica Bell, Kevin Booth and Roz Morris)

Wednesday, February 26th
10:00 ~ Working with Hybrid Authors by Lara Perkins from Andrea Brown Literary Agency
>>10:15 - 11:00 ~ Hybrid Author Working with an Agent with S.R. Johannes  (Twitter Chat, use #IndieReCon to participate)

11:00 - 12:00 ~ Write It Forward:  How To Plan For and Builda Career as a Writer with Bob Mayer (IndieReCon Web Chat)
12:00 ~ Creating a Rock Star Publishing Team for Your Book by Miral Sattar from BiblioCrunch
2:00  - 3:00 ~ Write, Publish, Repeat: How to Turn Your Art From a Hobby into a Real Business with Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt and David Wright (Live Podcast)

3:00 - 4:00 ~ Write, Publish, Repeat: How to Turn Your Art From a Hobby into a Real Business with Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt and David Wright (Twitter Chat, use #IndieReCon to participate)
4:00 ~ Your BookRegistration Basics 101 by Peter Bowerman
6:00 ~ How to Begin a Successful Author/Producer Relationship by Kelli Shane   
>>6:15 - 7:00 ~ Producing Audiobooks: The Author/Producer Relationship with Ali Cross and Kelli Shane (Twitter Chat, use #IndieReCon to participate)
7:00 ~ THE #1Most Powerful Book Promotion Strategy (NOT Social Media) by Peter Bowerman

8:00 ~ Creating Book Buzz by KP Simmon (InkSlinger PR)

9:00 - 10:00 ~ Surviving Indie Publishing with Susan Kaye Quinn  (IndieReCon Facebook Page Chat)

10:00 ~ Building Your Indie Platform by Martha Carr

Thursday, February 27th
10:00 ~ Getting Started on Goodreads by Patrick Brown, Director of Author Marketing for Goodreads 
11:00 ~ Maximizing Your Sales at Kobo by Mark Lefebvre from Kobo 
12:00 ~ Publishing/Thinking Outside the eBox by Amy Edelman from IndieReader
2:00 ~ Understanding Amazon's Recommendation Engine by David Gaughran
>>2:15 - 3:00 ~ Let's Get Visible with David Gaughran (IndieReCon Web Chat)
3:00 ~ Taking Goodreads to the Next Level by Patrick Brown, Director of Author Marketing for Goodreads
4:00 ~ The Amazon Power of Selling by Jim Kukral from Author  from Author Ad Network
6:00 - 7:00 ~ The Guerrilla Marketer's Guide ToSelling Fiction On Kindle with Michael Alvear (IndieReCon Web Chat)
7:00 ~ Optimize Searches on Your Book (Metadata/SEO) by Lori Culwell
8:00 ~ Partnering Digital Sales with Indie Stores by Mark Lefebvre from Kobo
9:00 - 10:00 ~ Wrap Up & Giveaways with the IndieReCon Team (Twitter Chat, use #IndieReCon to participate)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Peregrine By Becki Brannen

I'm not much of a romance person but when I read Peregrine I couldn't put it down. Becki Brannen's a writing genius. She really gets you into the head of her main character. I felt my heartstrings pulled at going on a honeymoon to mourn your lost loved one. Stavros' character was written brilliantly I loved his heart and his style. This is such a beautiful story amazingly written and I know I will be reading more of Becki's books.

I give it 5+ stars!