2015 Bloomburys Self publishing conference and meet super talented and fabulous Tracy Bloom and Joanna Penn

Went for the 2015 Bloomburys Self Publishing conference and met the fabulous Tracy Bloom and Joanne Penn with a host of other talented self publishing writers. They all gave great advice about self-publishing.

They were the only two on the panel I spoke to. Tracy was super friendly and didn't mind me gushing about her book. It's a fabulous read called No One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday. This is a five star read! Apparently the sequel is out so I'm off to get a copy.

Joanne was lovely and didn't mind me stopping her as she dashed to the stage to ask a question. Basically about paying for blog tours or getting a company to do them. She basically said the best one where the ones a writer set up themselves or had a connection with the blogs. She is so passionate about giving out information, so her website below is worth a look. I know I've used it now and again but it great to see her in person.

The self-publishing  highlights for me where where

  • Marketing is key so have a plan and strategy
  • Be in it for the long haul and be patient
  • Have an email list - basically collect list of your readers
  • Remember it's about engaging your readership so be clear
  • It takes time to develop all this
  • What you put in is what you get out but spend your time wisely.
  • Be patient because it takes time to build a following.
There was also nice biscuit and tea. Then drinks afterward at the end, Overall good and inspiring day. Now have to think how I'm going to make this self publishing thing work for me.


Links to the sites

http://www.thecreativepenn.com
http://tracybloom.com
https://www.writersandartists.co.uk

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