• How to Create a Caviar Audiobook on a Tuna Fish Budget

    The Writer's Nest (aka Polly's Garage)

    Richard Rieman, "The Audiobook Wizard" of Audiobook Revolution Productions, is an authority on audiobook self-publishing. He has consulted and produced hundreds of indie-published audiobooks. He is the author of the Global eBook Awards Gold Medal Winner in Writing/Publishing, "The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation." Richard is also an Audible Approved Audiobook Narrator (Top 10%), a 2019 Gold Medal National Ben Franklin IBPA Award Winner for Audiobook Nonfiction, and a 5-time winner of the EVVY Award for audiobook narration and production. In this fun, informative workshop, you'll learn: * How to give your book a voice in "The Golden Age" of Audiobooks * Essential steps to create an audiobook * Should you narrate your own book? * How to get a great narrator for the lowest cost * Getting your audiobook into wide distribution - Audible, libraries, and 30 more distributors * How to turn children's picture books into audiobooks and videobooks * What costs to expect, and what royalties to expect * How to promote and market your audiobook Seats are limited. Register today! When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 Where: The Nest (My Word Office) Address: 1621 S Jackson St, Denver *To avoid a ticket, please park on the opposite side of the street. Time: 9am-11am General admission: $30 Event Link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egadtreif7086bac&llr=o4lo4tcab

  • Author & Writer Mastermind Group - The Business of Writing

    The Writer's Nest (aka Polly's Garage)

    Join together with other writers & authors to increase your presence, marketing & influence. - Monthly meetings with spot coaching opportunities - Discover and implement marketing strategies for your book and genre - Ongoing group support and feedback - Tips and topics from industry experts The program is open to authors and writers committed to making their craft a career - whether you are still writing a book or already have a book! $75 monthly investment Max of 8 participants per group To be a part of this mastermind group, please contact Andrea directly at [masked] or call[masked]

  • Writer's Retreat - Write Your Book, Finish a Project, Get it Done!

    The Writer's Nest (aka Polly's Garage)

    $99.00

    Are you ready to write your book, finish a big project, or give your idea some attention? We know it can be hard to make the time to write your book, and it's hard to get out of town for a writing retreat, so join us for THREE in town Writer's Retreats in Denver this summer. You can come to one day or all three. It's up to you. - Carve out time to work on your book or project - Receive feedback, coaching, and ideas on your work - Get support from a My Word consultant and other writers - These retreats are designed to get you focused on your project, so you can make progress, and gain momentum to get it done. Only $99 per day Or register for all three for $225 To register for the first event, click the link below. https://conta.cc/2USOoiI To register for all three, email Andrea today.

  • Read Local: Open Mic for Writers in May!

    Lincoln Station Coffee/Pizza/Music

    My Word Publishing presents Read Local: An Open Mic for Writers on the third Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lincoln Station Coffee/Pizza/Music at 9360 Station St. in Lone Tree. Each month’s Read Local will kick off with a special featured author reading, followed by five-minute open mic slots for local writers to read their works, either in progress and published. The event offers a chance to mingle with local writers, as well as publishing industry experts. Grab a drink and dinner at Lincoln Station-Coffee Pizza Music and listen to an array of writing, with all genres and writers welcome. Read Local on May 15 features Carl Dubler, critically acclaimed author of Playing God in Chair Twelve: A Juror’s Faith-Changing Journey. WHAT: Read Local: An Open Mic for Writers TIME: 6 to 8 p.m., third Wednesday of the month Where: Lincoln Station-Coffee Pizza Music at 9360 Station St. in Lone Tree. (Lincoln Light Rail stop) Cost: FREE! Get there on time to sign up for an open mic slot (first come first served), and grab a drink and food from Lincoln Station Coffee Pizza Music.

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    The Writer's Nest (aka Polly's Garage)

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  • Author & Writer Mastermind Group - The Business of Writing

    The Writer's Nest (aka Polly's Garage)

    Join together with other writers & authors to increase your presence, marketing & influence. - Monthly meetings with spot coaching opportunities - Discover and implement marketing strategies for your book and genre - Ongoing group support and feedback - Tips and topics from industry experts The program is open to authors and writers committed to making their craft a career - whether you are still writing a book or already have a book! $75 monthly investment Max of 8 participants per group To be a part of this mastermind group, please contact Andrea directly at [masked] or call[masked]

  • Speaking Business 101: How to break into the speaking business

    My Word Publishing

    $149.00

    The number 1 way to sell gobs of books is to speak speak speak. Statistics prove that you will actually sell 80% more books if you have a speaker’s platform. It’s true! So how do start a speaking career? Who wants to hire you? What kind of fee should you charge? How do you put together a speech that will wow? Polly Letofsky is a nationally renowned keynote speaker, and she is going to give you the answers to these questions and more. Polly has been speaking for 17 years to rapt audiences around the country, now she wants to help you tackle the speaking business to share your message from the stage. Polly has put together a 6-hour Speaking Business 101 class that is intended to give you a thorough review on the speaking business so you can start your speaking career fully informed. In this Speaking Business 101 class Polly will cover: • How to find your best audience • Your marketing plan • 12 ways to find speeches • How to put your speech together that will grip the audience • Tips to start and finish your speech – and what NOT to do • What meeting planners are looking for • What fee you should charge • How to nail down your messaging • A sample pitch letter • A sample contract • How you can use your book to leverage your speaker fees • Best practices for selling your book in the back of the room • 9 reasons you should accept “free” speeches (It’s true!) • A list of free speaker bureaus you can post your profile! NOTE: This is NOT a class to teach you how to speak – Toastmasters and Dale Carnegie already do that very well. Rather, this class is to teach you the hows, whos, whens and wheres to launch your speaking business. In Speaking Business 101 we will wrap up Polly’s years of experience into 6 hours and a 24-page tutorial that will launch your speaking career with eyes wide open and prepare YOU to take the stage. When: Saturday, April 20, 2019 Time: 9am – 3pm Cost: $149 Includes Chipotle lunch Limited room: Only 12 people

  • Read Local: Open Mic for Writers

    Lincoln Station Coffee/Pizza/Music

    New Live-Lit Open Mic in Lone Tree My Word Publishing presents Read Local: An Open Mic for Writers on the third Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lincoln Station Coffee/Pizza/Music at 9360 Station St. in Lone Tree. Each month’s Read Local will kick off with a special featured author reading, followed by five-minute open mic slots for local writers to read their works, either in progress and published. The event offers a chance to mingle with local writers, as well as publishing industry experts. Grab a drink and dinner at Lincoln Station-Coffee Pizza Music and listen to an array of writing, with all genres and writers welcome. Read Local on April 17 features Polly Letofsky, award-winning author of 3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World WHAT: Read Local: An Open Mic for Writers TIME: 6 to 8 p.m., third Wednesday of the month Where: Lincoln Station-Coffee Pizza Music at 9360 Station St. in Lone Tree. (Lincoln Light Rail stop) Cost: FREE! Get there on time to sign up for an open mic slot (first come first served), and grab a drink and food from Lincoln Station Coffee Pizza Music.

  • Boulder Workshop! Top 20 Ways to Market Your Book

    Boulder Public Library - Main Library

    There are a lot of big shiny stars out there that will promise "truckloads of book sales." That drives us crazy! There are no Hail Mary passes here, but with the tools we have today, book marketing no longer has to be a mystery--or expensive! Promise. We know how to do it. Let us break it down for you and give you easy-to-follow, affordable ways to get your book in front of your audience. In this class we're going to tell you the Top 20 Ways to Market Your Book (and a lot of them are FREE!). We'll also go over what NOT to waste your money on, and we'll have plenty of time for Q & A! This may be the most important part of your publishing journey--getting your book into the hands of your readers. We're looking forward to sharing all of this information with you! Where: Boulder Public Library -- Main Library (in the El Dorado Room) Address: 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Date: Sunday, April 14 Time: 1pm - 4pm Cost: $39.99 per person* *Please note that Boulder Library prohibits collecting fees on-site. Help us be good guests of the library by RSVPing and paying in advance. Thanks! RSVP here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=o4lo4tcab&oeidk=a07eg8dbq3fc76964cc

  • Why Should They Care?

    The Writer's Nest (aka Polly's Garage)

    You’re writing a book! But why should anyone (not related to you) read it? Does the book mean anything to other people? Would readers hate it, or—worse yet—get bored? In her work as a book editor and writing coach, Alexandra O’Connell has seen more than her share of manuscripts that seem to have forgotten their reason for existence. They drag; they wander; they’re…boring. Sometimes even for their own authors. Writers don’t write books like this on purpose. They happen. Because you forgot to think about readers that don’t live in your own head. Don’t let this book happen to you! This workshop will cover: * Audience * Pacing * Tension * Goals, Obstacles, and Stakes We'll tackle issues like the Soporific Sidebar, Bombastic Backstory, and Dreary Dialogue, and why they’re killing your book’s momentum This will be a hands-on workshop geared towards writers of fiction and memoir, though useful for any genre. You’ll diagnose your book’s stumbling blocks and leave with a hook to snag your ideal reader, as well as tools to make us care. Come with your work-in-progress or the book idea you’ve been meaning to test out, your ears, and whatever tools you prefer to use for writing. The workshop will give those so inclined the opportunity to receive feedback from the group. Time to get out of your own head, and ask: why should they care? Seats are limited. Register today! When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 Where: The Nest (My Word Office) Address: 1621 S Jackson St, Denver *To avoid a ticket, please park on the opposite side of the street. Time: 9am-11am General admission: $30 Event Link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=o4lo4tcab&oeidk=a07eg73iith023f754d