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Only for Washington State writers!! 

Announcing the first ever Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award. One writer demonstrating excellence in storytelling will be granted a $10,000 award. We are so proud that this award is funded by Avasta author Gar LaSalle. If you are a writer dedicated to craft, we do hope you'll apply.

http://gerardlasalle.com/gar-lasalle-storyteller-award/

#writers   #writerslife   #grant   #amwriting   #authors   #indiepub   #selfpub   #binders  
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Led by +Peg Fitzpatrick, hosted by Kelsye Nelson

Official event page: http://avastapress.com/social-media-magic-for-authors-with-peg-fitzpatrick

Does it seem to you that there are some people for whom social media just comes naturally?
 
Not only has Peg Fitzpatrick built an engaged following on social media of over 1,000,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube, she is remarkably generous in sharing her practical, no BS, experience and insight.
 
Come join us as we interview Peg about social media marketing for authors and publishers. Not only will you gain LOADS of applicable knowledge, Peg will fill you full of positivity and motivation!

This webinar will be hosted by Kelsye Nelson, the founder of Avasta Press and instructor of the University of Washington Business of Digital Publishing class.
 
Want to see more publishing and book marketing events by top industry experts? Take a look at the entire New Modern Publishing Webinar Series here: http://AvastaPress.com
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Nice pairing!

Many of you know by now that I took the leap and started Avasta Press. My first signing author has recently received word that his book as won the Eric Hoffer First Horizon award, San Francisco Book Festival Fiction award, IndieReader Discovery Awards, 2015 International Book Awards. This makes me happy. (Although now I also have some nicely developed rants about the awards "industry".)

If you'd like to check out his work, we trying out a BookBub deal today. So you can get his award-winning book for 99 cents on Amazon. http://amzn.to/1eNAbPv

EVEN BETTER: You can also get the audiobook version free on his site here: http://gerardlasalle.com/widow_walk_audiobook

I do hope you enjoy the read/listen. If you happen to get the book, you'll not only be supporting a talented emerging author, but a new Seattle press as well.

XO!

#books   #historicalfiction   #historyteacher   #ushistory   #americanhistory   #history   #literature   #audible   #audiobooks   #free  
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FREE WEBINAR:
Entrepreneurial Publishing: Advice for indie authors and publishers by Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki self-published his book, What the Plus! and learned first-hand that self-publishing is a complex, confusing, and idiosyncratic process. As Steve Jobs said, “There must be a better way.”
 
Inspired, Guy wrote APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur to help people take control of their writing careers by publishing their books. The thesis of APE is simple but powerful: When a self-publisher successfully fills three roles—author, publisher and entrepreneur—the potential benefits are greater than with traditional publishing.
 
Guy calls this “artisanal publishing.”
 
Artisanal publishing features writers who love their craft, and who control every aspect of the process from beginning to end. In this new approach, writers are no longer at the mercy of large, traditional publishers, and readers will have more books to read.
 
Join us live to hear Guy's advice for publishers and ask your own questions.
 
Bonus! The question period will be led by Jenn Zahrt, who won the UW Digital Publishing Class pitch contest with her elevator pitch for Galatura. 

If you can’t make the live event, be sure to RSVP anyway and you’ll receive an email with a link to the recording when ready.

This webinar will be hosted by Kelsye Nelson, the founder of Avasta Press and instructor of the University of Washington Business of Digital Publishing class.
 
Want to see more publishing and book marketing events by top industry experts? Take a look at the entire New Modern Publishing Webinar Series here: http://AvastaPress.com
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Hosted by the University of Washington of Digital Publishing Class. This is part of The New Modern Publishing Webinar Series. (http://AvastaPress.com)

FREE WEBINAR:
Publishing Trends: An Interview with Blurb founder and CEO Eileen Gittins

Join us for an interview with Eileen Gittins, the founder CEO of Blurb. 
Blurb is a self-publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks.

Blurb includes a team of design, Internet and media veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. Blurb authors have created millions of books using our full suite of free book-making tools, and today a new book is created every minute.

Eileen will share the latest Blurb news, as well as answer our burning questions such as:
- What’s her opinion on where the future of children’s books are headed – print or digital
- What is the greatest challenge facing indie authors today
- What advice does she have for publishers of image-based books

If you can’t make the live event, be sure to RSVP anyway and you’ll receive an email with a link to the recording when ready.

This webinar will be hosted by Kelsye Nelson, the founder of Avasta Press and instructor of the University of Washington Business of Digital Publishing class. 
Want to see more publishing and book marketing events by top industry experts? Take a look at the entire New Modern Publishing Webinar Series here: http://AvastaPress.com
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Why yes, that would be MY author Gerard LaSalle  talking about turning NW history into best selling novels on New Day NW. 

Great interview Gar​! 
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Author and serial entrepreneur +May McCarthy  shared some of her insights with the Avasta Press and UW Professional & Continuing Education crowd this week. We recorded it! 

You can watch the recording and hear how May has structured her brain and mindset to embrace gratitude and great daring. May has grown six profitable businesses, four of which were multimillion dollar technology companies as large as $100 million in annual revenues. Worth listening!


http://avastapress.com/tools-for-success-with-may-mccarthy
Tools for Success How authors and entrepreneurs alike may use goal setting to realize desired intentions. New Modern Publishing Series with guest speaker May McCarthy. Webinar Replay. Miss the live broadcast? No worries! Watch the replay when you wish. Any questions for May?
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Tools for Success: How authors and entrepreneurs alike may use goal setting to realize desired intentions 
Led by +May McCarthy, hosted by Kelsye Nelson 

Official event page: http://avastapress.com/tools-for-success-with-may-mccarthy

Setting intentions is a powerful tool for achieving the good things that you want in life.  The more you can clearly define your goals the more likely you are to achieve success.
 
Join serial entrepreneur, May McCarthy, to discover the value in clearly describing your goal outcomes to realize your intentions more fully.  You’ll learn how to use a daily method to focus your attention and experience greater clarity, satisfaction, and fulfillment as you achieve more of your goals for 2015 and beyond.
 
During the class, May will share other success tips including:
 
Basics that every entrepreneur should know when starting a new business.
How to create “Customer Service DNA” to grow your business.
Keys to accelerating your growth and achieving profitability.
How to clearly define your values and success before you launch your publishing business.

This webinar will be hosted by Kelsye Nelson, the founder of Avasta Press and instructor of the University of Washington Business of Digital Publishing class.
 
Want to see more publishing and book marketing events by top industry experts? Take a look at the entire New Modern Publishing Webinar Series here: http://AvastaPress.com
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This evening! Publishing trends interview with Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb. Hop on!
 
Hosted by the University of Washington of Digital Publishing Class. This is part of The New Modern Publishing Webinar Series. (http://AvastaPress.com)

FREE WEBINAR:
Publishing Trends: An Interview with Blurb founder and CEO Eileen Gittins

Join us for an interview with Eileen Gittins, the founder CEO of Blurb. 
Blurb is a self-publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks.

Blurb includes a team of design, Internet and media veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. Blurb authors have created millions of books using our full suite of free book-making tools, and today a new book is created every minute.

Eileen will share the latest Blurb news, as well as answer our burning questions such as:
- What’s her opinion on where the future of children’s books are headed – print or digital
- What is the greatest challenge facing indie authors today
- What advice does she have for publishers of image-based books

If you can’t make the live event, be sure to RSVP anyway and you’ll receive an email with a link to the recording when ready.

This webinar will be hosted by Kelsye Nelson, the founder of Avasta Press and instructor of the University of Washington Business of Digital Publishing class. 
Want to see more publishing and book marketing events by top industry experts? Take a look at the entire New Modern Publishing Webinar Series here: http://AvastaPress.com
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Starting in less than a half hour! Learn how to secure predictable book sales with +Tim Grahl - who has launch MANY best-sellers!
 
You are invited to a free online event hosted by Avasta Press and the University of Washington Business of Digital Publishing Class. This is part of The New Modern Publishing Webinar Series. (http://AvastaPress.com)

FREE WEBINAR:
Predictable Book Sales: Killer Tips for Successfully Launching Your Book by Tim Grahl 

Full details here:
http://avastapress.com/modern-publishing-webinar-with-tim-grahl

One of the greatest challenges for authors and publishers alike is how to effectively market a book in a crowded industry. One of the more trustworthy experts on this topic is Tim Grahl.

Tim  has worked with a range of bestselling authors, such as Daniel Pink, Pam Slim, and Hugh Howey. He authored the book, Your First 1,000 Copies. 

You should attend this class if you’ve been writing a book and you want to guarantee you have a successful launch. Tim will cover:

~ The framework he’s used to launch #1 New York Times bestsellers
~ The No. 1 goal for every author (hint: it’s not selling books)
~ The top 5 tools every author should be using to build their predictable book selling machine

If long-term, sustainable success for your press or author career is on your goal list, this is a can’t miss event.

If you can’t make the live event, be sure to RSVP anyway and you’ll receive an email with a link to the recording when ready.

This webinar will be hosted by Kelsye Nelson, the founder of Avasta Press and instructor of the University of Washington Business of Digital Publishing class. 
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This was my big news yesterday.... the launch of Avasta Press http://ow.ly/N9Q4V #publishing #books #literature
Friends: At long last, I announce the launch of Avasta Press. Inspired by a vision of the new bohemian, empowered by the brilliance of our emerging technologies, and completely smitten with the art of the book and the craft of literature, Avasta endeavors to publish the kind of books that become ...
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Kelsye Nelson is CEO and Co-Founder of Writer.ly, an online marketplace that connects writers to publishing professionals. (Angel funded and backed by Guy Kawasaki.) She is also author of The Breakup Girl series and Book Lush. Other roles have included Vice President of Growth and Outreach at Brown Paper Tickets and leading marketing efforts at Hedgebrook, TransACT and Headsprout.  She’s a board member of The University of Washington Digital Publishing Program and The Seattle Free Lances Association. Prior, she served as board member of the American Marketing Association, Editor-in-chief of ToteMs, a MENSA newspaper, and as teacher at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. Her degrees include an BA in Writing and Art Activism from Evergreen State College and Graduate Work in the Publishing Arts program at Antioch. Highly proficient in building online tribes, over 50k people follow her on twitter (@Kelsye).

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