BABS Hangouts and Upcoming Events

From: Anne H.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:14 AM

Hi all,

I am looking forward to hosting our first Fall hangout this Thursday at noon, with Kristen McLean of Bookigee. If you have signed up to join the video chat, please be online and watching your Google+ alerts right around 12:00 so you can jump in before we go live.

The key to a great video experience is good sound quality. If you are tuning in from a noisy place, or know that you will be typing and taking notes during the session, please mute your mic unless you are asking a question. I do mute people when necessary; just remember that you can always unmute yourself when it comes time to ask a question.

All our past videos are accessible from the BABS website! Just go to the event pages to view the videos at any time. I have also set up a special page with links to them all, in case you want even easier access! This video resource makes BABS a uniquely valuable Meetup group! Thanks to every participant for helping make it so.

Author Platform Workshop in SF, Sun. Sept. 22nd, 11–4

I am offering my Build Your Platform Before You Publish workshop in San Francisco next month, on September 22 in Noe Valley. If you need an in-depth look at what makes a platform successful, or individualized help with your own online strategy, this is the perfect opportunity! Our workshop location is in Noe Valley, and all participants receive a free copy of my ebook on author platforms.

Take advantage of the BABS 10% off discount while Early Bird Registration is still available, through Sept. 1. After that, you can still get 10% off the regular admission price. Space is limited to 8, so don't wait too long!

Writing for Change Conference in SF, Sat. Oct. 12th, 9–5

So many of us in BABS are writing to make a difference in the world. Did you know that there is a yearly conference on just this topic? The San Francisco Writing for Change Conference is the place to discover if your book can change the world.

With presentations and panels including agents, editors, authors, and publishing professionals, the conference is especially geared to help non-fiction authors get published. There are also valuable opportunities to pitch your project or get feedback from presenters.

I am thrilled to be a panelist at this year's conference, and encourage BABS members to register and attend. It is a great place to network with other local writers, and is a very affordable event! Early registration is available through September 30.

That's all for this month—have a great Labor Day weekend, and Suzanna, Mark and I hope to see you at a BABS event soon!

All the best,

Anne Hill

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