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Writing, Publishing, and Promoting Books with WordPress

It's our first beginner's workshop after WordCamp Miami. Time to get back into learning and sharing about WordPress. :)

This month's presenters are Rosie Taylor (speaker at last WordCamp Miami) and J. Erik Lindgren. Publishing and Marketing Books With WordPress!

Session 1 - Erik Lindgren - How to Write a Book Using WordPress

Erik is writing a book... one blog entry at a time and so can you!  Learn about the tools and processes to make book-writing easy and fun!  Erik will share his own writing adventure along with some of the lesser known tips for creating a book using WordPress. Who doesn’t have a book in them waiting to be published?

Session 2 - Rosie Taylor - How to Self-publish and Promote Your Book

Rosie just finished writing and self-publishing her book Renewable Referrals.  Learn the simple steps of self-publishing and promoting the book online. Rosie will pull back the curtain to show you some of the tools that can put you on the road to best seller status. Learn how easy it is to publish and sell a book in today's connected society using WordPress and Social Media.

It will certainly be interesting to learn how you can do can create and market books with WordPress.

We are asking $5 to cover the food/drinks (bring cash... i will also try to accept credit cards on site... or paypal [masked]).

Check back 24-48 hours prior to download the parking pass and location information.

If anyone has any WordPress questions to throw at us, please bring them... list them in the comments section on meetup.com so we can be prepared. Thanks!

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  • Sam

    Thanks for a great meetup guys.

    July 11, 2014

  • KelleyT

    The Tag Team of Erik and Rosie was Great! Each had their own experiences and perspective to share. Well Done. Thanks!

    3 · July 10, 2014

  • Chaundra W.

    Good for my first meetup.

    2 · July 10, 2014

  • Rosie T.

    Just want to give you all my sincere thanks for a great evening and energetic conversation despite all the rain. Special thanks to Erik for suggesting the topic. Here's the SlideShare link to my slides: http://www.slideshare.net/rosiemedia/promoting-your-book-with-wordpress

    6 · July 10, 2014

  • Jean Jeazy F.

    If you just couldn't make it, watch the live stream: https://talky.io/wpmia

    4 · July 10, 2014

  • Tom

    Yipes, I was just getting ready to take my steak off the griddle and figured I'd catch up on my email . OK, so it's 6:45 but I guess I can still get there before things really get going. The steak is gone now.

    1 · July 10, 2014

  • David B.

    Classroom #1053/1054 located on the 1st floor of DeSantis

    July 10, 2014

    • Todrick M.

      I will have a few extra with me.

      1 · July 10, 2014

  • David B.

    FYI - Won't be there this coming Thursday due to a conference. Michael will be there in my place. Unless something changes, no food/drinks will be provided unless someone wants to volunteer. Thanks!

    2 · July 4, 2014

    • Jean Jeazy F.

      I will grab a few boxes of Hungry Howie Pizza and Drinks! Donations will be welcome!

      2 · July 10, 2014

    • Joel L.

      I hungry too, and can donate.

      1 · July 10, 2014

  • Jesus H.

    When will the parking passes be posted today? Thank you in advance.

    1 · July 10, 2014

  • David B.

    Reminder: parking pass link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14006840/WordPress-AC-10-Lot_July10.pdf

    Either me or Michael will post room # shortly.

    July 10, 2014

  • Erik L.

    David, you will be missed, but Michael is a trusty lieutenant! Dave, hope you'll take part in the conversation. Sounds like you have a lot of self-publishing experience and knowledge to share!

    July 8, 2014

  • Dave B.

    Cynergy, your content is copyrighted independently of its medium. In other words, you can copyright it if it's on a CD, in print, or on a blog; the container makes no difference—and you don't even have to file a formal application.

    Most commonly, publishers create ePub files and then upload them to popular bookstores like Amazon for distribution. No attorney required. You can also use various WordPress plugins to distribute digital downloads, but though you get to keep 100% of the net, you have to drive a lot of traffic to your site to make it pay. Most self-publishers work within the bookstore ecosystem because even though it costs 30–70%, that's where readers look for books.

    I'm sure the event planners and speakers will have their own solutions and ideas. Publishing is an open frontier and you'll find many new answers to many new questions. Do your homework. Read my blog and others like http://www.thebookdesigner.com so you can get info from multiple sources.

    2 · July 5, 2014

  • Cynergy

    How do you copyright a blog book, get royalties and protect your work? Do you need an attorney, how does publishing on line work vs real world selling to publishers, which I was not successful at? Thanks

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Cynergy

    How does publishing a book through Wordpress compare price wise to standard publishing rates and how do sales and book tours work?

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Rhonda

    Webmaster SEO. Want to develop new site that will showcase ebooks from various authors providing them automatic delivery of their ebook and secure pay.

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Dave B.

    I write a top-10 blog for self-publishers at http://www.theworldsgreatestbook.com and I developed a plugin that turns WordPress into a powerful eBook publishing system. See http://www.pubml.com Looking forward to this meetup.

    2 · July 5, 2014

  • David B.

    Here's the parking pass for next week: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14006840/WordPress-AC-10-Lot_July10.pdf

    Room 1053/1054 (it's noted on your parking pass).

    1 · July 1, 2014

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