Day 2 of Publish 15 was just as fun and fulfilling as Day 1. In all, more than 500 people from Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama attended the event in Cumming, Ga. During the convention, I talked to so many great aspiring authors about self-publishing, traditional publishing, marketing, agents, social media, and blog tours.
Agent pitch sessions went on all weekend, and it was really exciting to find out that writing duo Stephanie Erbesfield and Holly Hearn had a request for a full manuscript and a request for the first five pages of their debut novel, Daughter of Thieves.
In the afternoon, Shari Stauch (www.writerswin.com) and I spoke twice about “Curating Digital Communities” (a fancy way of saying “what authors need to think about and do when it comes to social media”). We covered all of the basics we could in an hour and answered questions on everything from Facebook to LinkedIn.
Just before the convention wrapped up, the folks at Publish15 raffled off a big gift basket with an ARC copy of Center of Gravity, chocolate, coffee, swag, and two Lauren Clark books inside (my sweet Southern fiction pen name). The winner was Tracee Smith Randall!
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