NC Writer's Network & SIBA 2015
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
in Grand Ballroom 2
Tickets: $150 / $100 for members of the North Carolina Writers Network
SESSION I 10 – 10:45 AM
“The End Is Not the End” – What an author needs to know (and keep in mind) once they finish their manuscript, and start looking for a publisher.
- What constitutes a “book,” as far as a bookseller is concerned
- One-sentence summaries
- Jacket copy
- Genres, comps, and why they’re necessary
- Knowing your audience(s)
- Publishing seasons: What & When They Are
- The New Release Window
- Galleys & Review Copies
- Trade Shows
- Wholesalers & Distributors (and why “listing” is not “promoting”)
With Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction, and authors Clay and Susan Griffith
SESSION II 11 – 11:45 AM
“Your Bookseller, Your Friend” – How to get booksellers to stock, display, and hand-sell your book (or at least, how not to piss them off).
With Erica Merrell, Wild Iris Books, and Mamie Potter, Quail Ridge Books
SESSION III 12 – 12:45 PM
“Tours of Duty” – How to plan, promote, and behave yourself on an author tour.
With Linda-Marie Barrett, Malaprop’s, and author Sarah Shaber
LUNCH: TICKETED OR ON YOUR OWN 1 – 2 PM
SESSION IV 2:15 – 3 PM
“The Shelf Is Not the End (the Reader Is)” – What an author needs to do to keep their book(s) on – and flying off – the shelves, after the window has closed and the tour is done.
With Jamie Fiocco, Flyleaf Books, and Kim Church, author of Byrd
SESSION V 3:15 – 4 PM
“What SIBA Does, and Can Do for You” – How authors can work with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance to reach bookstores and readers. This session concludes with . . .
With Nicki Leone, SIBA
. . .A GUIDED TOUR OF THE TRADE SHOW FLOOR 4 – 5 PM