Friday, July 30, 2010

SHOUT-OUT: BBA Online Conference

My intention was to share an article I wrote covering my adventures during my Bon Jovi weekend; however, I must postpone that until Wednesday. Boo--I know. But I found some great information you might be interested in and it's time sensitive. I have another SHOUT-OUT for you.
I was over on Crazy-for-Books the other day and saw her post on an upcoming online conference. It sounds great! The fee is relativity low, $15, and it covers two full days.

Discussions will range from what to blog, what makes an interview great, and a writer's online presence. The convenience is there, too. If you miss a chat or lecture you can always log in and listen to the recording. You can go HERE to register or get more information.

Here's a lowdown of what the conference looks like:

Thursday Night - August 5th, to make sure your set up is working properly.
Official Facebook set up. Facebook is a great way to get yourself out there. Learn how to utilize all its benefits.

Friday - August 6th, Panel for International Bloggers -
What do international bloggers face that is different from other bloggers?
Panelists Larissa of Larissa's Bookish Life, and Doug the SciFi Guy!
Moderated by Jessica of Novel Reaction an What do international bloggers face that is different from other bloggers?


6 - 6:30 pm - Opening Event - How the conference works - what we will be talking about.  Meet the Moderators and ask questions. 

6:30 - 7:30pm - The Art of the Review
Hear how reviewers approach writing their reviews as well as authors weigh in on what they look for and appreciate.
Panelists - Sabrina of Cheeky Reads
Moderator - Jessica of Novel Reaction

7:30- 8:30 pm - Be a Better Guest Blogger/How to Guest Blog
Learn what bloggers and readers are looking for.  What is important to include when you guest blog.  What is the blogger's part and what is the author's/guest's.  How to bring more attention to your guest blogs.
Panelists: Rachel Smith - Bitten By Books
Moderator:  Terry Kate

9 - 10:30 - Should Authors have Blogs?
A round table discussion on the benefits and downsides of authors having blogs and what other possibilities are open to them.
Panelists - Author Gail Fraser,
Moderator - Terry Kate


Saturday 7th

11am - 11:30 EST- Opening Panel 
11:30-12:30 - Finding the Right Blogs 
What makes a blog a good match for what you write?  How do you find them?  What can you do to work with them, how to get in contact, SEO and web search secrets.

12 - 1pm - Approaching Authors and Publishers
Bloggers, how do you approach authors and publishers?  What makes your blog stand out to them.  ARCs, Authors, Interviews, the important parts and procedures.
Panelists: Rachel Smith - Bitten by Books,
Moderator: Terry Kate

1 - 2pm - The Book Trailer Debate
So to make or not to make a trailer.  Where can you put it, and who can you get to watch them?
Panelists - 
Moderator - Jessica

2 - 3pm - Time Management - Promotion
This is a good thing for all of us in life.  We are bringing in some pros to talk about time management and the benefits it can have on your promotion.

3:30 - 4:30pm - 
Live Events and Happenings - Important to Bloggers AND Authors
We need to reach out as authors and bloggers - so lets talk about how to go about it.  Book signings, conferences, libraries, book stores and more.  Where to go and how to go about it.

5 - 5:30 pm - 
Get your books Reviewed
Authors roll in getting reviewed and why that is important.  Is it all on your pub?  What is the proceedure and what falls to the reviewers.  Discussing why it is important to get reviewed.
Panelists - Larissa of Larissa's Bookish Life, Rachel Smith - Bitten By Books,
Moderator - Terry Kate

5:00 - 6:00pm - 
Bloggers Working Together - Co-operation
Blog hops, memes, networking, and reaching out to fellow bloggers.
Panelists - Rebecca - Dirty Sexy Books
Moderator: Jessica - Novel Reaction 

6:00 - 7:00pm - 
Blog Tours Pros and Cons 
Are they good for bloggers?  Do they benefit authors?  Hear from bloggers, authors, and those who organize the tours.
Panelists: Rachel Smith - Bitten By Books
Moderator: Terry Kate

7:00 - 8:00pm - What makes a Great Interview
Authors Weigh in on what they like to be asked and bloggers what makes the returned answers stand out.
Panelists  -  Ilona Andrews  http://www.ilona-andrews.com/  -   
Stacia Kane  http://www.staciakane.com
Moderator:  Phoebe Jordan 

9 - 10:30 - 
How Can Bloggers and Authors do it Better?
Wrapping up the ideas covered during the conference and discussing the future of Blogger author relations.
Panelists: Marta Acosta - Author and Vampire Wire
Moderator: Terry Kate 



I hope this was helpful. I'm going to take advantage of this conference. Hope to see you all there. ";-) Enjoy your weekend, Alleywalkers

7 comments:

  1. This sounds really awesome ... too bad I have barely a free moment to even work on my revisions. Still, thanks for letting us know Sheri!

    Today's guest blogger is Rose Cooper!

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  2. awesome! thanks so much for the heads up :D

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  3. Sounds cool. I'll see if I can squeeze it in!

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  4. *gasp* This is the first I've heard of this! It sounds great! I'll have to check it out! Thanks! =)

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  5. I haven't heard of this! Thanks for the information.

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  6. Sounds great! Thanks for the info.

    Thanks too for adding me as a friend over at BlogCatagory. I promise, once I figure out how to navigate that site, I'll add you too!!

    Hope you're day is going great. And, can't wait to read your Bon Jovi post!

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