ALA Conference 2014 in Las Vegas

The American Library Association annual conference and exhibit will take place in Las Vegas starting June 26, 2014 through July 1, 2014. The event features a variety of exhibits, speakers, and networking opportunities. It is a great chance for self-publishing authors to learn more about the publishing industry and network with other professionals.

Events such as the ALA Conference are excellent for helping self-published authors sell their books. Networking and learning about the industry are key steps in becoming a self-publishing successful story.

Some of the many benefits of attending the event include:

  • Make your library more efficient
  • Save your library time and money
  • Better serve your library users
  • Become a more effective library advocate
  • Make your library network stronger
  • Build a stronger reputation for your library
  • Inject fresh energy, excitement, and professionalism into your work
  • Become an excited, well-formed professional

First time attendees should review Leigh Milligan’s top ten tips in her article for INALJ based on her experience at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Read the full article here.

You can find other helpful resources for first time attendees, exhibitors, and job searches by visiting http://ala14.ala.org/.

Annual registration and housing are now available. You can begin the registration process by visiting http://ala14.ala.org/register-now.

I’d love to know, do you plan on attending the 2014 ALA Conference? If you’ve attended an ALA Conference in the past, how did it impact your publishing success?

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.

ALA Conference in Chicago 2013

The American Library Association annual conference and exhibit will take place in Chicago starting June 27, 2013 until July 2, 2013. The event features a variety of exhibits, speakers, and networking opportunities. It is a great chance for self publishing authors to learn more about the publishing industry and network with other professionals. You can check out the schedule at http://ala13.ala.org/schedule-at-a-glance.

Annual registration and housing are now available. You can begin the registration process by visiting http://ala13.ala.org/schedule-at-a-glance. You must be registered for the event before booking your hotel room.

Some of the many benefits of attending the event include:

  • Make your library more efficient
  • Save your library time and money
  • Better serve your library users
  • Become a more effective library advocate
  • Make your library network stronger
  • Build a stronger reputation for your library
  • Inject fresh energy, excitement, and professionalism into your work
  • Become an excited, well-formed professional

If you attend this year’s ALA Conference, feel free to share your experience in the comments below!

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.

5 Ways to Promote Your Book in June

Summer has begun, but don’t forget to do something every day to promote your book!  Here are five ideas for promoting a book in June:

  1. Flag Day is June14th.  From now until July 4th it’s a perfect time to promote books about America, patriotism, US government or similar topics.
  2. Set up a Twitter account and start networking.  Learn about which hashtags to use and watch in this post: 10 Twitter Hashtags for Self-Publishing Book Marketing.
  3. The Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA) is taking place June 23-28 in New Orleans.  To learn more about the ALA, visit www.ala.org.
  4. Father’s Day is June 19th.  If your book is about parenting, fatherhood, family or a related topic, now is a good time to promote your book as a Father’s Day gift idea.
  5. Write a pitch letter to a radio or television producer following these tips: 1) Keep your letter short.  2) Include a “hook” to grab their attention. 3) Use bullet points. 4) Tell the producer what’s in it for them. 5) Be available to respond to his/her interest immediately.  Find contact information for your local radio stations here: http://www.radio-locator.com/

DISCUSSION: How are you planning to promote YOUR book in June?

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT:
Kelly Schuknecht works as the Director of Author Support for Outskirts Press.  In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.