Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Don't Miss uPublishU, the Self-Publishing Conference of BEA Featuring Jim Azevedo of Smashwords

If you're planning to go to Book Expo America this year, or if you live nearby, don't miss uPublishU, the one-day self-publishing conference of BEA that takes place Saturday, June 1 at the Javits Center in New York City.

In one day, you'll learn how to publish like a professional from nearly 40 experts - including several best-selling indie authors.

One of those experts will be Jim Azevedo, Smashwords' very own marketing director.  Jim is giving two 50-minute workshops. 

Jim's first workshop is titled, A Crash Course In eBook Self-Publishing: How To Do It Fast, Free & Easy!  He'll provide a great introductory checklist addressing every new author's most common questions about ebook formatting, conversion, cover images, ISBNs, copyright, piracy, pricing and distribution.  If you know someone just starting out in ebook publishing, it'll provide them the foundational knowledge they need to get a smart start.

Jim's second workshop is titled, How To Become A Bestselling eBook Author!  This session explores the best practices of the most successful Smashwords authors, drawing upon information in my free ebook, The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success, and spiced up with new tips, tricks and case studies.

In between his sessions, Jim will man a Smashwords table, so please stop by and say hello.

Lest you think Jim is all straight-laced and stuffy, at left for your viewing pleasure is Jim in orange chicken outfit.  Jim's the drummer for Rivals, a Bay Area indie punk band that has been helping your children bang their heads in the air for nearly a decade.  Jim's also writing an ebook titled, How to Get Your Band out of the Garage. He's been blogging about it, and sharing draft chapters, over at Punkrockbathrooms.

Enough about Jim.  Don't miss uPublishU.

For a full list of the amazing speakers, including Nina Amir, Bella Andre, Barbara Freethy, Jim Milliot, Sally Dedecker, Guy Kawasaki, Mark Leslie Lefebvre and more, click here.

Registration is only $99.00 if you register before May 15.  Registration after May 15 is $199.  Register early because I won't be surprised if the event sells out.  Click here for more information about uPublishU, and click here to register.


4 comments:

Jack Haller said...

If I change the title and cover photo of an already published estory which I supplied the ISBN #, do I need a different # ?
Thanks,
Jack Haller

Mark Coker said...

Jack, no, if it's the same book inside, the same ISBN remains. You'll find more ISBN guidance in the Smashwords FAQ.

Jack Haller said...

Wow! Fast answer. Thanks, Mark. And thanks for all the good info in the books you have given to us. After reading THE SECRETS OF EBOOK PUBLISHING SUCCESS, I realize I have a misleading title and a poor picture. I will change that as soon as permission to use the photo arrives.
Jack Haller

PM Thomas said...

Will Jim have more detailed information about the top five genres on paid sales report so that the cloudiness of the report can be clarified?