Prepare for Launches

LOCATION and second January meetup:

We have two meetups in January! Just a few days ago, BABS was invited to have a joint meetup with the MIL (Mechanic's Institute Library) writer's group in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 16th. We enthusiastically said yes, but since we already had a meetup booked for the 14th, we are keeping that date too. You get to decide which meetup you want to attend, and if you want to come to both, you are totally welcome to do so.

The two meetings are not exactly the same, but they're about the same topic: The launch process. I'll share the important distinctions between traditional (House) publishing launches and those by independent authors of print or digital books and blogs. At the San Francisco meeting, Anne Hill will talk further about all-purpose author platforms including the use of blogs to market your content. There are many similarities between blog marketing and book marketing, as they both involve attracting a loyal readership. Whether you're a book author or an avid blogger (or both!), this is essential material to learn.

To RSVP for this coming Monday, January 14th, at the Belvedere Community Center in Marin county, you're in the right spot.

To RSVP for the January 16th meetup, please click on that listing, not this one.

2013 is the year for cutting-edge publishing. Anne and I are committed to bringing BABS members the most current and productive tools for success with your content and products. To accomplish these goals, we have several important new additions coming for the BABS membership which will be announced soon.

RSVP HERE for Monday, January 14th at Belvedere Community Center.

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  • Suzanna S.

    Fascinating group! I love learning what people are doing. Some diverse tips on blogging, getting the writing done, and making sure you have a stock of images for your blog, along with the book launch discussion.

    January 15, 2013

  • Deb A.

    I could have stayed for hours to listen to our presenter. She was so knowledgeable!

    January 15, 2013

  • Tracy O

    I would love notes if anyone can share as well. I was so sorry to miss this one. Looking forward to the Wednesday meetup at MI.

    January 14, 2013

  • Suzanne S.

    Ouch! Had to miss this tonight! Anyone able to share notes? Was the talk recorded? Be great if there could be an audio available to hear ... I'm launching in May -- "100 Years in the Life of an American Girl: True Stories 1910 - 2010" (facebook.com/100yearsinthelife) -- learning all I can about this brave new publishing world and eager for more!

    January 14, 2013

  • Mary Brent C.

    Look forward to attending my first BABS meeting tonight. I'm a co-founder of the Southern Sampler Artists Colony. Soon we'll launch a website and anthology.

    January 14, 2013

  • Pat D.

    I've ended up with an interview in the late afternoon, so have to cancel. Apologies.

    January 14, 2013

  • Pamela W.

    I'll bring some brownies!

    January 14, 2013

  • Suzanna S.

    We love it when people bring snacks for the group. Any little munchies are greatly appreciated. See you at the "launch!"

    January 13, 2013

  • Deb A.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone. I'm a newbie, too!

    January 12, 2013

    • Suzanna S.

      We have a great crowd for Monday night. Will be fun meeting everyone.

      January 13, 2013

  • Mary Reynolds T.

    I'm looking forward to meeting you all. I'm an author, and founder of Write the Damn Book and Reclaiming the Wild Soul.

    January 9, 2013

    • Suzanna S.

      You too, Mary! See you Monday.

      January 9, 2013

  • Nita W.

    This would be my first BABS meeting. When does the presentation actually start? How late does your meeting go til? I have a time conflict on the 14th and trying to see if I can still make it work.

    January 9, 2013

    • Suzanna S.

      We start at 6, but you can arrive as late as 7 and still get a lot from the meeting. We wrap up around 8:30 with a little time for networking.

      January 9, 2013

  • Kelly M.

    Learning a lot about launches!

    January 8, 2013

  • Carol V.

    Suzanna et al. -- If we can do this on Wed., Jan. 16, our Indie Publishers' working group @ Mechanics' Inst. Library in SF has the big meeting room that night, 5:30-8, & would be happy to host up to 65 people. Address is 57 Post, half a block from the Montgomery BART station. What do you think?

    January 5, 2013

    • Suzanna S.

      Awesome! I replied by email.

      January 5, 2013

  • Stacy A.

    Do we know yet where this meet up will be held?

    January 4, 2013

    • Suzanna S.

      Still waiting to hear from a couple of venues. I think they are in eggnog recovery or something!

      January 5, 2013

  • Carol V.

    I'd love to come if it's in SF

    December 19, 2012

    • Suzanna S.

      We are looking at venues in SF and Petaluma, but will definitely be having more SF meetings in 2013.

      December 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Same here, if it's in or near SF, I'm there! I haven't attended a meet up yet, so excited to start joining!

      January 2, 2013

  • Anne H.

    Looking forward to kicking off the new year with a bang!

    1 · December 10, 2012

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