I am so excited about the amazing program that our Conference Advisory Board is putting together for the BEA Book Blogger Conference. Here is a peak at some of the highlights... with more coming soon!
Opening Keynote: Will Schwalbe
Will Schwalbe has worked in publishing (most recently as senior vice president and editor in chief of Hyperion Books); digital media, as the founder and CEO of Cookstr.com; and as a journalist, writing for various publications including The New York Times and South China Morning Post. He is on the boards of Yale University Press and the Kingsborough Community College Foundation. He is the coauthor, with David Shipley, of Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better, and his most recent book is The End of Your Life Book Club out in paperback from Vintage Books in June 2013.Session Highlights
Editor’s Buzz Panel
o Meet the editors from your favorite houses and get a preview of what will be releasing this fall
Taking Your Online Presence Offline
o How to work with your community
o How to get the most out of Blogger, Wordpress, etc.
Extending the Reach of Your Blog Online
o Effectively use newsletters, RSS feeds, syndication, guest blogging and social media
Book Blogging Pros
o Successes, Struggles and Insider Secrets
Hut Landon (Northern California Independent Booksellers), Jane Litte (Dear Author), Sarah Wendell (Smart Bitches), Jenn Lawrence (Jenn’s Bookshelves), Mandy Boles (The Well-Read Wife),Thea James (Booksmugglers), Mandi Schreiner (Smexy Books), Cindy Minnich (Nerdy Book Club), Rebecca Jones Schinsky (Book Lady Blog), Jim Hines (Fantasy author and blogger at JimHines.com), Tizrah Price (The Compulsive Reader), Kelly Jensen (Stacked), David Gutowski (Large Hearted Boy), Stephanie Leary (wordpress consultant, StephanieLeary.com), Wanda Jewell (Southern Independent Book Sellers), Kristina Radke (Netgally)