FLATHEAD RIVER WRITERS CONFERENCE

AUTHORS OF THE FLATHEAD PRESENT

2011 Flathead River Writers Conference Attendees

Constance See, Betty Kuffel
Conference Coordinators

22nd Annual Flathead River Writers Conference –The New Marketplace

Saturday, Oct 6th and Sunday, Oct. 7th

at Flathead Valley Community College

 Speakers include:

Mark Coker, California-based founder of Smashwords

Smashwords is a free service enabling authors to publish their e-books in seconds. The Wall Street Journal named Mark, one of the “Eight Stars of Self-Publishing.” Learn how easy it is today to get published and start making money from your writing.

Jeff Herman, a Massachusetts-based literary agent and author

Jeff and his wife Deborah Levine Herman annually co-produce —Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Editor’s, Publishers & Literary Agents (more than 400,000 copies sold). He also published:Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 Proposals That Sold & Why. Find out what topics publishers are seeking in 2012-13.

Regina Brooks, a New York literary agent and author

Founder of Serendipity Literary Agency, Regina is looking for non-fiction and young adult books. She authored — You Should Really Write A Book: Writing, Selling and Marketing Your Memoir.

John DeDakis, a Washington, D.C. editor/writer for “The Situation Room” anchored by Wolf Blitzer

A journalist since 1969, John has authored and published mystery novels from a woman’s perspective including Fast Track and Bluff and maintains a highly popular Website and blog.

Local speakers include:

Award-wining author/lawyer Leslie Budewitz  Books, Crooks and Counselors, Agatha award

Best-selling romance author/teacher Kathy Dunnehoff   Recently published on Kindle: The Do-Over, Plan On It, Back To U, Hollywood Beginnings

Marketing expert Roxanne McHenry Helps writers get ebooks published, provides workshops and consulting, has expertise in SEO -Search Engine Optimization

Space is limited to the first 100 paid registrations.  The cost is $150 for both days or just $85 for one day.  The price includes workshops, a catered lunch and an invitation to join the speakers at a social gathering Saturday evening.

Register online for the conference at www.authorsoftheflathead.org or call (406) 881-4066 for more information. Hurry as attendance is limited. For additional information, see website and submit questions.

This is a great group of presenters who are successful in The New Marketplace as the business of writing evolves. Join us at the conference and learn the latest information. At the end of the day on Saturday, attendees are invited to a social hour at the Hampton Inn in Kalispell.

RE: Book Sales for Local Author Members Due to college regulations, authors are unable to sell books independently at the conference on the college campus. However, if you are a local author and member of the group, you may contact the FVCC bookstore and arrange for them to sell your book on site during the conference.

 Bring marketing information to share with others. On the lower level, just outside the main conference room, there will be a table set up to display free marketing materials for your books.

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About bettykuffel

Author and retired medical doctor with broad interests in writing, flying, photography and outdoor life. She is a monthly health columnist in Montana Woman Magazine and has three nonfiction Indie published books available on Amazon. Writing projects include: multiple books of fiction including a biological thriller, medical thriller series, a romantic intrigue and a mystery set in 1960 co-authored with her sister Bev. Dr. Kuffel lives in MT with husband Tom and dog Valkyrie.
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