Random Writing Quote:
“And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is.”
Speaker: Christopher Reich
Date: October 17, 2015
"Making a Living as a Novelist"
Christopher Reich is the NY Times best-selling author of 10 thrillers. A former investment banker in Geneva, he got the inspiration for his first novel, Numbered Account.
From Chris - I'll be covering a wide variety of topics when we meet in October. The theme will be "Making a living as a novelist." I look forward to discussing the state of the publishing industry, what books are selling and what books aren't, how to find an agent, sell a book, and what happens once you get a publisher. On a more personal level, I'll share stories about my own career: the good, the bad, and the ugly! (Though I think that's actually a movie!!) Anyway, I promise we'll have a lively encounter with plenty of laughs!
Upcoming speaker for December 19, 2015:
Speaker: Jeniffer Thompson
"The Secrets to Designing a Website that Sells Books"
- create a powerful call-to-action
- write engaging copy
- create community through social sharing and subscriber tools
- implement plugins, widgets, and free tools that make your site work for you.