All Things Amazon - Afternoon Workshop
About this event:
All Your Amazon Questions Answered:
Presentations and Table Topics to Assist in Your Amazon Success!
The afternoon session (1:00-3:00pm) will be set up to respond to your real-world questions about Amazon. We will offer a series of roundtable breakout discussions about how best to take advantage—and avoid the traps—of working within the Amazon ecosystem. There will be plenty of time for answering your specific questions.
1:00-1:25pm— First set of roundtable discussions: Ruth Schwartz on the “How-To” of Createspace; David Kudler on KDP, Judy Baker on Amazon Reviews and Becky Parker Geist on The Audiobook Process
1:30-1:55pm—Second set of roundtable discussions: Ruth Schwartz on CreateSpace vs. IngramSpark; David Kudler on Categories & Keywords, Judy Baker on Goodreads and Becky Parker Geist on Audiobook Distribution
2:00-3:00pm: Back together for Q&A with all four speakers
If you are NOT yet a member of BAIPA, please note that our guest registration system is not quite working at the moment. Instead, please send an email to [email protected] and let us know that you want to attend. You can handle your payment when you arrive on Saturday.
About the presenters:
David Kudler, the Membership Chair of BAIPA, is an expert provider of publishing services and a consultant to independent and self-publishers. He is the founder and publisher for Stillpoint Digital Press, and since 1999, has managed the publication of more than 60 print, ebook, audio, and video titles. A traditionally and self-published author himself, he is preparing the June, 2016 release of his young adult historical adventure novel Risuko.
Ruth Schwartz, aka the Wonderlady, has been a member of the BAIPA board for more than four years and currently oversees the BAIPA website. Known as a Book Midwife, she has helped over 50 authors through the self-publishing process in the last four years, where they get clear about the steps needed to turn out a professional book that looks and reads as good as anything coming from a traditional publisher. She also provides marketing, proofreading, and book interior/cover design services, and helps clients set up basic author websites. You can find out more about her at thewonderlady.com.
Becky Parker Geist, current BAIPA President, is an audiobook expert. She narrates and/or produces audiobooks for an international clientele, including audiobooks in any language and narrated by either gender. She has a 100% acceptance rate on ACX and excels at helping great stories come alive. After receiving her MFA in Acting in 1981, Becky began narrating audiobooks for Library of Congress. Becky is also a published author. Learn more at ProAudioVoices.com.
Judy Baker is the vice-president of BAIPA. She helps authors sell more books by getting authors into action. “Marketing is a conversation” and she knows how to get people talking about your book. Judy specializes in personal branding for authors. She inspires authors with passion and power to take action through communication. She launched Book Marketing Mentor with Judy Reyes and to provide training, mentoring, and resources that position independent authors for success. President Emeritus of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association and one of the co-chairs of BAIPA’s Writer’s World, she serves on the Board of the Bay Area Consultants Network, is part of the workshop team at Redwood Writers, and sings with Vox Populi. Find out more about Judy at brandvines.com and bookmarketingmentor.com.