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Children’s Book Week

It’s time to celebrate Children’s Book Week, May 4-10, 2015. Children’s Book Week was established in 1919, and is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Some suggestions on how you can celebrate:

  • 2015_poster, Childrens Book WeekRe-read your favorite children’s book and recapture the magic.
  • Read to a child and share the magic with them.
  • Donate a children’s book to a non-profit group that supports literacy.

How will you celebrate Children’s Book Week?

FAPA Fall Conference, August 8-9

FAPA-LOGOSave the Date – August 8-9, 2014

Florida Authors and Publishers Association Fall Conference

Writing, Publishing and Marketing Books: Maximizing Sales

Hear Brian Jud, Vic DiGenti, Mark Wayne Adams, Patricia Charpentier and more.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott – Pompano Beach Resort and Spa

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FAPA Spring Conference

FAPA-LOGOThe Florida Authors and Publishers Association 2014 Spring Conference will take place next Saturday and will focus on ways to market and promote your book. Keynote speaker, Peggy DeKay, will talk about “Author-preneurship – the 21st Century Approach to Writing a Book, Building a Platform, and Creating Multiple Streams of Income.” Frances Keiser will be a part of a panel discussing “Endorsements, Reviews, and Awards.” Round table discussions will finish out the day with “Making Social Media a Part of Your Business Plan.” The event takes place in Orlando at the NOVA Southeastern University from Noon to 5:00 pm on March 8. For details and to register, go to:

Gulf Coast Writers Association

Gulf Coast Writers with treasurer-ed

Fran Keiser and Jane Wood with Don Cappelli, Treasurer of the Gulf Coast Writers

Jane and Fran had a great time this past Saturday sharing information on how to market books with members of the Gulf Coast Writers Association. Wow! What an awesome group of dynamic and talented writers and authors they have in the Ft. Meyers, Florida area. We hope to be invited back to give a more  extensive and detailed 4-hour workshop on marketing books, setting up a publishing business, or publishing children’s books.

Thanks to Gulf Coast Writers for inviting us!