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Boot Camp for Writers’ Conferences

All Levels. You’ve heard of authors meeting their agents (or editors) at writers conferences, but how does that happen? We’ll begin the necessary groundwork now for West Coast conferences next year. You will learn the needed preparations. There is a required pre-class assignment that will be emailed to you after registering.

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Instructor: Alice Acheson

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 10/29/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Alice Acheson

Alice B. Acheson has been advising authors very early in the publishing process, at the proposal stage, to start working on a marketing and publicity campaign for a book before a publisher even sees the manuscript. Then once authors sign with a publishing house, they want advice on what to expect from their publishers and what they should be doing for themselves. Authors are willing to take more responsibility but are overwhelmed by all they are asked to do and want to be sure their time is spent wisely. They want time to write and they want guidance in the marketing strategy.

Alice has decades of experience as an editor, publicist, marketing specialist and publishing consultant. She works with authors (all genres), illustrators and photographers as well as large and small publishers. She has negotiated book contracts, sold subsidiary rights, and edited and publicized books. Four recipients of her publicity prowess have appeared simultaneously on The New York Times bestseller list. She is particularly proud of her efforts for Old Turtle by Doug Wood, the author's first book from a publisher who had never published a children's book nor nationally marketed any of their books. It won the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year and sold 800,000 copies prior to its sale to Scholastic. For her efforts Alice was given the Literary Market Place Outside Services Award for Advertising, Promotion, and Publicity. She lives in Friday Harbor, WA and can be contacted at Aliceba7@gmail.com. More information can be found here .

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