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Book Platform Consultations with Stephanie Barko

6/22/2012 to 6/24/2012 From 12 pm to 12 pm


PLEASE NOTE: Preregistration for book platform consultations is now closed. If slots are available, you can purchase them at the conference registration desk beginning Friday, June 22, at 1 pm. Walk-up rates will apply.

Get some help with your book platform! Identify a forum and following for your book in a one-on-one critique session with Literary Publicist Stephanie Barko. Answer the questions that test your manuscript’s marketability. Identify your book’s target audiences and design a platform that finds them. Devise a method that builds and retains your following over time. Evaluate which third party opportunities deliver the biggest bang for your marketing bucks. Register today! [Please note: You will be contacted closer to the conference date with your consultation time slot.]

Stephanie Barko’s award-winning clients include traditional publishers and their authors, small presses, and independently published writers. She promotes nonfiction & historical fiction exclusively, nonfiction subgenres being spirituality, history, business/career, memoir, and biography. Spiritual subject matter and debut authors are especially welcome this year. Ms. Barko was invited into the publishing industry after many years in high tech marketing. She has presented on book marketing & publicity at national conferences including the Writers’ League of Texas and Women Writing the West. Her articles and book reviews have been published in Western American Literature, Roundup Magazine, Book Marketing Matters, San Francisco Book Review, and the Texas Book Marketing Directory. She was a 2010 Finalist in More Magazine’s Reinvention Story Competition, nominated by her peers as 2010 Book Publicist of the Year, and was voted Preditors & Editors 2010 Best Book Promotion Service. Stephanie has degrees in Business & Sociology and is based in Austin. Since 2005, she has moderated a nonfiction book group that has hosted such nationally known authors as Paul Woodruff and Gilbert Tuhabonye.

*These consultations are open to conference registrants only. This means you must be registered for the conference in order to attend. If you purchase a consultation ticket without first purchasing a general conference pass, your consultation ticket will be invalid. Click HERE to purchase a general conference pass.