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LAST CHANCE for EARLY BIRD, Chanticleer Authors Conference

Last chance to get an early bird rate for the Chanticleer Author Conference. The Early Bird rate was supposed to end January 10th, but the boss is away for the weekend so the deal is extended for a few more days. Register before the error is corrected!

Enjoy 3 days of instruction on how to improve your marketing skills and sell more books, located at the beautiful Hotel Bellwether, at Squalicum Harbor on beautiful Bellingham Bay, in Bellingham, Washington conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.

Registration includes lunches & dinners (and our Awards Gala), and space for your books on the book fair sale tables in our fully staffed book room, open to the public.

Featured Speakers

  • Margie Lawson, Editor (psychologically based editing and character building)  and International Speaker
  • Eileen Cook, Author, Writing Consultant, Editor
  • Chris Humphreys, Author, Actor, Swordsman
  • Kathy L. Murphy, founder of the Pulpwood Queens, Timber Guys, Splinters (YA), and Pinecones (children’s books) Book Club Organization (611 chapters)
  • Shari Stauch, CEO of Where Writers Win
  • Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon, NY Times, WSJ Best-selling author – the undisputed king of legal thrillers
  • Diane Isaacs A-list Hollywood film producer

Session Tracks

  • Marketing, Publicity, Platform (MPP) – Social media savvy, author websites, branding, driving discoverability, cultivating readership and gaining exposure in today’s market.
  • Sales Tools & Strategies (STS) – Sales Facilitators: Covers, Reviews, Early Readers, Pre-sales, etc. Applying business sense to sales strategies. Currency Exchange: Dollars for exposure.
  • Publishing, Production, Distribution (PPD) – Form & Design. Pitches & Concepts. Working with booksellers. Current Publishing Trends. New Digital Media. And More.
  • Story, Editing, Development (SED) – We’re writers. Naturally, we’re gonna talk about writing.
  • Organization, Motivation, Self-help (OMS) – Get your mind on the right page.
  • A Touch of Hollywood (ToH) – It wouldn’t be the West Coast without it.
  • Kaffee Klatsches (KK) – Informal gatherings led by some of our speakers and guests.

Chanticleer Author Conference “Late Bird” Discount for WWP Members

Attending a Session CAC15Chanticleer Book Reviews, host of the Chanticleer Author Conference, has extended a “Late Bird” discount to WWP members as a way of saying thank you for all the valuable support, both from the group and individual members. This discount drops the price by $100 for the 2 day or the 3 day package, in effect, giving WWP members Early Bird prices at the 11th hour.

This unique author conference focuses on the business and marketing elements of being an author. While there are a few craft oriented sessions, most CAC16 Workshops will teach authors, both traditionally published and self published, how to increase book sales and make smart business decisions that will lead to a profitable career as an author.

CAC16 Faculty include: Bestselling legal thriller author Robert Dugoni, Pulpwood Queen, and founder of the world’s largest book club, Kathy L. Murphy, CEO of Where Writers Win Shari Stauch, Film & TV Producer Diane Sillan Isaacs, Editor and Radio Host William Kenower, and more.

Book Signings 4The three days of the conference, April 29, 30 & May 1, will also include the Books by the Bay Book Fair, which will be open to the public and feature the books of everyone attending the conference. It will be fully staffed by the local and well-loved bookseller Village Books. Even if you are not attending the conference, please come take a look at all the terrific books that will be for sale, many of which will be honored at our awards banquet that weekend.

The discount is good from now until April 14th, the day after the next WWP meeting. So don’t put off registering. Register for the Chanticleer Author Conference with the code WWPLATEBIRD to get the discount.