Here is the schedule for 2016 so far:
Please note that the order of the following events is subject to change.
11:00 – Luncheon & Introductions
12:00 – Best Practices for Content, Collaboration, and Creativity (Sarah & Jay)
Bring a tip or a question – or both! In our first session, we’ll discuss blog tours and guest spots, scheduling, reviews and reviewers, peak activity days during the week, and more. Much of this session will be determined by your questions and ideas, so come ready to build a most excellent collaborative discussion.
12:45 – Business, Revenue, and Monetizing Your Blog: Ads, Affiliate, Business Operation
If you’re wondering how to use affiliate options, or how to start running advertisements, we’ll answer your questions and share tips and ideas on how you can monetize your blog now, or someday in the future.
1:30 – Break
1:45 – Technology Tips – Rachel Rivera from Parajunkee
Rachel Rivera from Parajunkee is a book blogger, graphic designer, and keeper of a treasure trove of tips and instructional suggestions for book bloggers. She’ll share ideas on getting and staying organized, running great content, and improving your book blog.
3:15 – Snack
3:30 – Working with Publishers: Q&A with publicists, and learning about new books for 2015 (Erin Galloway, PenguinRandomHouse; Ariel Tachna, Dreamspinner Press; Jessie Edwards, Avon HarperCollins)
What happens when you receive an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from a publisher? What are their expectations? What are yours? This panel will feature publishing professionals in marketing and publicity who have years of experience working with bloggers. They’ll answer candid questions and opportunities for discussion. Plus, they’re going to bring an ARC of an upcoming book they’re very excited about for everyone present, so you can take a copy home. This is one of the most informative and fun panels of the day.
5:00 – Cocktail Hour (Sponsored Most Excellently by Harlequin)
Yum. Also, delicious. And possibly wine. Cheers!