Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How to get the most out of YOUR Conference?

Hi Spinning Golders,

This week the topic is ‘getting the most out of your conference.’

One of the most important activities you will be doing at the conference will be Talking!

Talking to your peers, editors, publishers, bookshop owners, librarians, agents, students etc

So what to bring to support this activity besides lozenges....business cards...copies of your work if published...(Illustrators check out your page for items of interest to you.)

If you are on the way to being published you can still bring a business card...It is a quick way to exchange contact information...also it’s a useful ticket for raffles and door prizes and displays and....Spinning Gold Convenor Maureen Crisp has a blog post on business cards that might be of interest.

The other activity that is important is to Get Involved....

Two weeks ago we posted a request from Maria Gill (scroll down to read it or click on the highlighted words.) Maria is an enthusiastic promoter of Kiwiwrite4kids. She is organising an event in Wellington the night before...which is all about promotion of your work.

Author promotion is a hot topic in the children’s lit world as authors and illustrators wrestle with learning how to promote their work themselves.

If you will be in Wellington the night before, get involved. If you know someone who would benefit from this event, tell them!

We are hoping that all the people coming to Spinning Gold will take advantage of this website to keep updated and to interact with others. It is not hard. Just click on the comments line at the bottom of the post...follow the instructions and join in the conversation.

Spinning Gold Team

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