[PAST EVENT] July Afternoon Workshop: Get Your Amazon Questions Answered
About this event:
All Things Amazon
Afternoon Workshop: 1-4pm
All Your Amazon Questions Answered: Presentations and Table Topics to Assist in Your Amazon Success!
The afternoon session (1:00-4:00pm) will be set up to respond to your real-world questions about Amazon. We will offer a series of roundtable breakout discussions about how best to take advantage—and avoid the traps—of working within the Amazon ecosystem. There will be plenty of time for answering your specific questions.
1:00-1:50pm—Q&A with David Kudler, Ruth Schwartz, Becky Parker Geist and Judy Baker. Ask us anything about Amazon. However, if your question specifically relates to any of the following topics, please attend that session.
2:00-2:50pm—Three concurrent roundtables around Book Production: one on CreateSpace with Ruth Schwartz, one on KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) with David Kudler and one on ACX (Audible Creative Exchange) with Becky Parker Geist.
3:00-3:50pm: Three concurrent roundtables around Marketing: Amazon Reviews with Judy Baker, Author Central with Ruth Schwartz and Categories and Keywords with David Kudler.
3:50-4:00pm—Catch our breaths and pack up for the day.
About the presenters:
David Kudler, the current vice-president of BAIPA, is an expert provider of publishing services and a consultant to independent and self-publishers. He is the founder and publisher for Stillpoint Digital Press, and since 1999, has managed the publication of more than 60 print, ebook, audio, and video titles. A traditionally and self-published author himself, he is preparing the June, 2016 release of his young adult historical adventure novel Risuko.
Ruth Schwartz, aka the Wonderlady, has been a member of the BAIPA board for more than four years
and currently oversees the BAIPA website and communications. Known as a Book Midwife, she has helped over 50 authors through the self-publishing process in the last four years, where they get clear about the steps needed to turn out a professional book that looks and reads as good as anything coming from a traditional publisher. She also provides marketing, proofreading and book interior/cover design services, and helps clients set up basic author websites. You can find out more about her at thewonderlady.com.
Becky Parker Geist, current BAIPA President, is an audiobook expert. She narrates and/or produces audiobooks for an international clientele, including audiobooks in any language and narrated by either gender. She has a 100% acceptance rate on ACX and excels at helping great stories come alive. After receiving her MFA in Acting in 1981, Becky began narrating audiobooks for Library of Congress. Becky is also a published author. Learn more at ProAudioVoices.com.
Judy Baker helps authors sell more books. Marketing is a conversation. She knows how to get people talking about your book. A California girl with a passion for communications: theater, design, video, publishing. Brand evangelist, action plan marketing coach. President Emeritus of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, she holds the post of Secretary on the Board of the Bay Area Consultants Network 501(c)6 non-profit. Find out more about Judy at brandvines.com.