Spreading the word
Thanks to everyone who has been helping us spread the word about our Free online #IndieAuthorFringe event on June 3rd. If you've been meaning to help us get the word out, but you haven't quite got around to it yet, here's how:
Visit our Spread the Word page with sample social and blog content to make the process easy for you to let your social following and web audience know about the #IndieAuthorFringe.
We've got the support of some fabulous self-publishing industry sponsors, and although we're still wrapping up the details on some of their promotional offerings we can reveal the following to you this week:
They will also be hosting live self-publishing events for indie authors as part of BookCon in New York. For those of you who aren't attending that event we'll be incorporating the book marketing and promotional sessions into our Indie Author Fringe agenda. Ingram Spark are really leading by example in support of our “Opening Up to Indie Authors” campaign.
Have you visited their website to take the IngramSpark quiz yet? Whether you’ve been self-publishing for years or are fresh on the indie scene, their quiz lets you know where you are on the self-publishing spectrum: Professional, Skilled, or Novice. They also have an Education Hub with lots of informative and inspirational videos.
BookBaby makes self-publishing easy: From book printing, eBooks, editing, distribution, cover design and more. Since 2011, they've helped thousands realize their publishing goals, backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
As part of the BookExpo Indie Author Fringe they are offering 15% off professional editing and line editing from now until June 30th.
If you haven't visited their website recently, check out their latest list of Free Guides for Authors that are available to download now.
We happy to welcome I_AM Self-Publishing as a sponsor for our June event. The company is run by brother and sister duo, Ali and Leila Dewji, who have over twenty years of publishing experience between them, and have made it their mission to use their expertise to empower authors to self-publish successfully.
As part of Indie Author Fringe they are offering a promotional price for their brand new T.R.A.C.K. online author marketing course. It has been designed to help both first-time authors and those looking to give their existing sales a boost. The early bird registration cost will be $197 instead of the usual $497 (available for the first 100 authors only).
To find out more about the course, you should watch Ali Dewji‘s session “Stop Wasting Time and Money on Marketing That Doesn’t Work”.
They are sponsoring the “Look Who’s Talking: Creating and Marketing An Independent Audiobook” session, which will help you understand many of the different options and general costs involved in creating, distributing and marketing an audiobook in the current market. You’ll also receive a comprehensive list of the audiobook bloggers and reviewers.
As part of their Indie Author Fringe sponsorship ListenUp IndiePub are offering $100.00 off per finished hour for each audiobook, and the promo code will be announced on June 3rd.
More information about this sponsorship partnership is coming soon.
They are offering multiple promotional offers as part of their event sponsorship, including reduced cost Book2Look widgets and a reduction on their Premium Service if authors need help setting up their widgets. Full details to be announced soon.
They are sponsoring the “Book2Look: What is it? And how does it work for self-publishers? session with Ralph Möllers, Beth Kallman Werner, and Karen Inglis. This session will show you how to use the professional book2look widget for your book marketing.
We'll bring you more news and updates about the sponsor discounts and deals as we get closer to Event Day. All information will be available on the individual sponsor pages, and promoted across Twitter and Facebook, so that you don't miss the opportunity of having the support of these sponsors to get your book to market.Find out about our #IndieAuthorFringe sponsor deals and discounts. Click To Tweet
Our Indie Author Fringe starts at 10am EST on June 3rd and runs for 24 hours. A new session will be released at least once per hour, and sessions will be accessed via our Blog. Next week we'll be announcing the online conference agenda so you'll be able to see when each of the scheduled sessions are taking place.
We're still putting the finishing touches on our Speaker Line-Up and you can view the speaker sessions we have planned for our BookExpo Fringe event.
All of the speaker giveaways are featured at the bottom of their speaker bio pages. As well as an enticing collection of free books, there are coaching sessions, online courses, free downloadable templates, and a coaching accountability membership, to name a few. You can enter any (and all) of the Giveaways on the day of the event, here's how:[sc:rafflecopter]