Inviting you to join us at our marketing seminar
October 14, 2013 | Written by Chip MacGregor
Every year we host a marketing seminar for the authors we represent here at MacGregor Literary. We’re doing it again this year, but opening it up to writers who we don’t represent, just so they can take part in the day. The guest speakers this year are Jeane and Tyson Wynn, principals at Wynn-Wynn Media. who have created the marketing campaigns for hundreds of successful titles. Again, we’re meeting all day Saturday, November 2, at the Embassy Suites O’Hare in Chicago. The day starts at 9, and goes until 5 pm.
This year’s schedule looks like this:
Opening Session: I’ll be talking about trends in the industry, and will talk through a specific plan for how an author can make a living in today’s publishing market.
Session Two: Literary agent Amanda Luedeke, author of The Extroverted Writer, will lead a session on how to make money with ebooks.
Session Three: We’ll break into groups by genre and introduce writers, so they can swap ideas over lunch.
Session Four: Longtime marketing professionals Jeane and Tyson Wynne will talk with us about the big picture — what marketing is, how you work with your publisher’s marketing staff, ideas for how you can fill in the gaps of your marketing plan, and the secrets to making your book marketing effective.
Session Five: Longtime literary agent Sandra Bishop will a Q&A session, “Ask Me Anything,” where you’ll be able to ask the staff your specific questions.
I’d love to have you join us. We’ve always kept this closed to just the authors we represent, but we had so many requests that, this year, we simply booked a larger conference room at the hotel, and we can take an extra 20 people. The cost is $199 for the day. If you’d like to participate, just get in touch and we’ll reserve you a seat. Simply drop an email to Holly at macgregorliterary.com and she’ll tell you the details.
And, if you want to stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel (a very nice place, close to O’Hare, featuring large rooms, free drinks, and a made-to-order breakfast), we’ve negotiated a block of rooms at a reduced rate. You can call them directly at 847-292-3531 to make a reservation.
I hope you can come and be a part. Would love to meet face to face.
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