Keep Visiting this Page for the Most Recent News about our Celebrity and Topic Chats

  • January – Craft and Marketing Month
  • February – romance
  • March – editing/revision
  • April – children’s/young adult
  • May – Memoir Month
  • June – July – Book Cover Month
  • August – Humor
  • September – Writing Habits and Hygiene 
  • October – still and forever horror/dark fiction
  • November – NaNoWriMo topics The Muse vs the Shoulder Vulture
  • December – Goals/Planning/Dreams are Goals with Deadlines (could be closed 1 or 2 days depending on Christmas and New Year days)

Keep scrolling and you’ll see the Calendar. 

Feb
4
Sun
Marketing Plans – A Sunday Topic Chat
Feb 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

What’s Your Book Marketing Plan? 6 Crucial Steps to Include

https://thewritelife.com/book-marketing-plan-steps/

Traditional publishers are far more likely to take a chance on an author when they know that he comes with an engaged following. If you’re planning to self-publish, a strong online platform is even more critical because you are entirely dependent upon your own ability to promote and distribute your work.

  1. Start early
  2. Build your website around yourself
  3. Focus on growing an email list
  4. Be generous
  5. Use social media strategically
  6. Seed early reviews

I can’t overstate the importance of those first few weeks after release. To improve your book’s discoverability on Amazon, it’s critical to have a handful of solid reviews — aim for 10, at a minimum. It’s ok for some of these to come from family and friends, but it’s even better for those to come from top Amazon reviewers and verified buyers.

Apr
11
Wed
10 Tips For Creating Your First Children’s Picture Book
Apr 11 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

10 Tips For Creating Your First Children’s Picture Book

A children’s picture book may seem simple, but creating a brilliant one is no easy task. How do you make yours smart, engaging, and fun — rather than clichéd, saccharine, and didactic?

“A picture book is a marriage of words and pictures,” describes Santopolo. “The most successful illustrations are the ones that take a story to another level. They don’t just illustrate the words. They add something else to them.”

Oct
11
Thu
BOOK RELEASE PARTY! John Everson
Oct 11 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

BOOK RELEASE PARTY! This Thursday Night – Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. — Bucket O’ Blood Books & Records in Chicago is hosting the official “Book Release” Party for my new novel THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY! The book will not actually be in stores until the following week, on October 18, but Bucket O’ Blood will have Hardcover and Paperback copies available! I’ll be doing a reading from the novel, and bringing some of my lead character’s favorite beverage for any takers (PBR!) Please click on the event page below and let me know if you can make it!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1801261006658798/

Dec
23
Sun
Closed for Holidays
Dec 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Closed for the Holidays and a little website house cleaning.

Dec
30
Sun
Closed for Holidays
Dec 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Closed for the Holidays and a little website house cleaning.

Jan
6
Sun
January Craft and Marketing Month
Jan 6 @ 5:49 PM – Jan 27 @ 6:49 PM
January Craft and Marketing Month

During the Month of January we will discuss various ways of perfecting the craft of writing and the art of marketing.

Jan
13
Sun
January Craft and Marketing Month
Jan 13 @ 5:49 PM – Feb 3 @ 6:49 PM
January Craft and Marketing Month

During the Month of January we will discuss various ways of perfecting the craft of writing and the art of marketing.

Jan
20
Sun
January Craft and Marketing Month
Jan 20 @ 5:49 PM – Feb 10 @ 6:49 PM
January Craft and Marketing Month

During the Month of January we will discuss various ways of perfecting the craft of writing and the art of marketing.

Jan
27
Sun
January Craft and Marketing Month
Jan 27 @ 5:49 PM – Feb 17 @ 6:49 PM
January Craft and Marketing Month

During the Month of January we will discuss various ways of perfecting the craft of writing and the art of marketing.

Jul
28
Sun
Reviews – A Topic Chat
Jul 28 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Mini Guide: How to Get Legitimate Amazon Reviews for Your Books

Most of us have been there. Acquiring reviews is the bane of the fledgling indie author’s existence. I struggled with it for years; hell, I only cracked the code in 2016, after heading down the review rabbit hole hard.

Mini Guide: How to Get Legitimate Amazon Reviews for Your Books