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#IndieRecon 2015 and #TheIndiaReadathon

April 14, 2015 Leave a comment

There are a couple events this week that I’m part of. 

The India Readathon which aims to introduce the reader to self-published books set in India. You may register as a reader if you wish to read, free of cost, the latest in Indian self-publishing (not to be confused with vanity publishing). Authors are also invited to register their books. All we require is that your book have some Indian connection. The nationally of the author is not relevant.

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The second event is The Indie Recon 2015.

Stealing this from The Book Designer (since I’m also part of this event. — Rasana)

Is this the online event of the year for indie authors? It just might be.

What is IndieRecon?

“Three packed days of advice and education about self-publishing and reaching readers. PLUS this year: a live-streamed Indie Author Fringe Festival, from the London Book Fair.”—IndieRecon.org

Who else is involved?
IndieRecon is being run this year in conjunction with the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), one of the best of the author-centric groups for indie authors.

Who will be there?
Organizer Orna Ross has put together an unbelievable group of almost 50 successful indie authors and publishing industry insiders. See the whole lineup here: IndieRecon 2015 Speakers

What can I expect?

Nitty gritty details on self-publishing basics like pricing, distribution, and formatting from top industry professionals.
Learn to build your marketing and publicity skills.
Chat with NY Times bestselling authors Barbara Freethy and Belle Andre.
Fun contests and HUGE giveaways. (Hint – Begins with a KO and ends with a BO)
You can attend in your PJs. Need we say more?!
Discover some great new indie authors to read.
Learn about all the fab communities and tools out there for indie authors.
What does it cost?
It’s all free. Did I mention it’s free?

When is it?
April 15th-17th
The online conference is scheduled for April 15-16th 2014 with online seminars, workshops, discussions and master classes culminating in a reader-centered Indie Author Fringe Fest live from The London Book Fair’s Book and Screen Week, on Friday 17th April.

How do I find out more?
Complete Schedule: IndieRecon 2015 Event Schedulehttp://indierecon.org/events/

Register here: IndieRecon 2015 Registration http://indierecon.org/

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Also, don’t forget to register at The India Readathon for the India-centric ebook readathon

Free Downloads #theTempleIsNotMyFather #theMosquitoAndTheTeapot

July 14, 2014 2 comments

I have two books that I’d love reviews for. I’ve written the first one. My kids have written and illustrated the second. They are FREE on Amazon (US/UK/India etc) on July 14/15. The books have been beta-read, proofread, and edited,but errors do creep in. If you find any, please email at rasana@RasanaAtreya.com. Thank you.

Note:You do not need an ereader to read these books. You can download a kindle app for your PC, smartphone, iPad etc.

 

These will be available on Apple, B&N, Kobo etc mid-October.

The Mosquito and the Teapot

The Temple Is Not My Father

 

Facebook Marketing Basics: Free Webinar

Whether you’re self-published or a mainstream author, marketing matters. The VT Small Business Development Center, part of the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project, is generously offering a webinar on marketing basics, free of cost.

Click here  for details.

First Novel Contest

The McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize
http://www.writer.org/page.aspx?pid=927

All first novels published in 2010 are eligible, including those published by major, independent, and self-publishing presses. As far as I can tell, there is no fee to enter.

Only American authors publishing in English are eligible.

How To Make A Living as a Writer: Free Webinar

American Writers & Artists, Inc. is offering a free webinar. Click here for details.

Literary Agent Offering Contract Review

Literary agent Peter Cox is offering to review contracts for authors. This is apparently in response to the recent trend of literary agents setting up their own publishing imprints – a potential conflict of interest situation, if ever there was one.

The service, called Project FreeAgent, will be run out of his Redhammer agency. The interesting thing is, he won’t charge a cent for it.

This is a terrific thing for authors, like a second opinion on their contracts.

Click here for a very provocative post by Mr. Cox.

Odds and Ends

January 3, 2011 Leave a comment