The general meeting begins at 10 am, speaker/program begins at about 10:30.
Crystal Perkins will share insider tips on how to plan events and book signings that wow. She will reveal how to best approach stores and conferences to improve your chances of getting accepted, and will give you tips on what to do and what not to do at the events themselves. She will also discuss how the various publishing options (indie, traditional, small press, etc) are viewed by stores. Even self-published authors have a chance at an in-store book signing, you just need to know how to approach the store, and this workshop will teach you how.
Crystal Perkins has always been a big reader, but she never thought she would write her own book, until she did. She lives in Las Vegas, where you can find her running author events and selling books at conventions when she isn’t reading, buying too many Sherlock t-shirts online or finding a place to put all of her Pop! figurines. A mac and cheese connoisseur, she travels the country looking for the perfect version, while attending book conventions and signings as a cover for her research. The first book in The Griffin Brothers series, GAMING FOR LOVE, is an international best-seller.
In addition to writing, Crystal has worked in the book business for over 6 years, first at Borders and now at Barnes & Noble. She coordinates in store events and book signings as well as selling books at numerous conventions and conferences around Las Vegas. She also is an independent consultant for Entangled Publishing as their Events Coordinator, setting up book signings for their authors.
Crystal has also worked with the Vegas Valley Book Festival as the YA Program Coordinator for the past four years, bringing over 150 authors to Las Vegas. This year, she expanded her role and serves as the Literary Committee Co-Chair for the festival. She has helped convince the festival to include more genre panels, coordinated a special session with Sylvia Day and has expanded the YA program to include Middle Grade and New Adult authors for 2014.