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      Publishing During COVID-19  August 11th 6:30 pm.                                  

Here is the link for the Aug 11 NW meeting. It will run from 5:15 on, with no need to have to re-login for the general meeting at 6:30.

                                                                                                                               COVID-19 has affected the world and shut down and altered businesses and industries across the globe. This includes the publishing industry, which is not great when you’re an author with a book coming out this Fall. How are you supposed to promote your book launch in the time of COVID? How do you sign books when you can’t set foot in a bookstore? Are there actually more people out there reading in their free time, or are they just making Tik Tok videos and sourdough bread?

Teresa Rhyne as she discusses the challenges, obstacles and solutions that come with promoting a book release in the age of coronavirus, including her new memoir Poppy in the Wild, set to be released on October 6th. Whether you are self-publishing soon or have a traditional publisher releasing your book, you'll be dealing with a new world of publishing. Teresa will examine the difficulties all authors face in these trying times, how best to spread the word about your release, how to use your current fans to evangelize for you and build up new bases of followers, what a "platform" looks like now, and whether COVID-19 has actually leveled the playing field for self-published authors.  

 #1 NY Times Bestselling Author of "The Dog Lived (and So Will I)"
Poppy In The Wild (coming Oct 6, 2020)

Click to pre-order here 


Mark your calendar for September 8 when Wendelin Van Draanen will be our zoom program speaker.


On Writing, Reading, and Keeping Hope in the Mail

Wendelin has written more than 30 novels for young readers and teens. She is the author of the 18 book Edgar-winning Sammy Keyes series—often called “The new Nancy Drew—and wrote Flipped, which was named a Top 100 Children’s Novel for the 21st Century by School Library and became a Warner Brothers feature film, with Rob Reiner directing. The Running Dream, was awarded American Library Association’s Schneider Family Award for its “expression of the disability experience.” Her four-book series—Shredderman—deals with bullying and received the Christopher Award for “affirming the highest values of the human spirit,” and was made into a Nickelodeon movie. The related Gecko & Sticky books, which are full of alluring alliterations that make for rousing read-alouds are perfect for reluctant readers.






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