There's no denying that the way people discover, purchase, and enjoy books is going through monumental changes - especially when it comes to ebooks and digital technologies. It's a new but rapidly growing opportunity that confuses a lot of authors and publishers.
Our November meeting will demystify the subject by providing you with the latest information on ebook sales, the most popular reading devices (including the new Kindle Fire and the changes it brings), and formats. The speakers will also share their personal stories of converting their books to the various digital formats, what services to use, resources to help you with conversion, best practices, and much more.
Kim Wolterman teaches a class on writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books at St. Louis Community College at Meramec. She owns Provenance Publishing Company LLC, and is the author of the print books Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed(room)? Researching a St. Louis County, Missouri Home and From Buckeye to G.I. LeRoy C. Kubler The War Years 1942-1945, as well as the ebook Keys to Unlocking House History.
She frequently speaks on researching house history and can often be found with her nose pressed against the microfilm.
Bob Baker is a full-time author who has developed a successful niche writing and speaking about music marketing and self-promotion for songwriters, musicians, and bands. He has served three terms as president of the St. Louis Publishers
Association, is a regular presenter at IBPA's Publishing University, and is an advocate for the self-publishing movement.
His books include 55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet, Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook, Unleash the Artist Within, Branding Yourself Online, and three other paperback books.