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Fabulous Workshops covering business and craftNetwork with industry professionalsSee old friends and make new ones!eFiesta!Gala eBook Awards BanquetSan Antonio River Cruise (Watch the Video)Ghost tour of the historic--and haunted--Menger Hotel
Great food, fun, all in the center of beautiful San Antonio, Texas! (See more sights.)
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EPICon is traditionally one of the most affordable professional conferences. This year, we continue to bring our attendees exciting and informative workshops and presentations on the wild world of ePublishing.
Registration includes participation in Saturday's eFiesta! Readers' Luncheon.
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Menger Hotel Ghost Tour
What's the difference between jail and prison? What's prison life like? Sara Lunsford gives you the gritty details to bring realism to your writing.
Ever done online dating? Scrolled through dozens of photos, skimmed the profiles, waiting for that tingle of interest?
I've got news for you: the same algorithm that helps you find an online date also matches a reader to a book. Learn how "click-throughs" and reviews affect your book's ranking, how "designing for the thumbnail" can drive click-throughs to your product page, and how an excellent book description can lead to that critical "first date."
Join Amazon bestselling author Elle Lothlorien as she explains how understanding algorithms is critical in developing a discoverability plan for your book (or finding a date).
Not hitting a home run in the self-publishing market? Suddenly getting rejections again? Never gotten that contract? Then this workshop is for you. Four top editors will give you the facts of life.
Cassiel Knight shows you how to use body language to show, not tell.
A strong pitch can make the difference in getting an editor's attention. Lorna and Larry Collins help you craft the perfect pitch.
Valerie Mann and Kate Richards of Wizards in Publishing show you how.
After you craft your perfect pitch, you get to practice!
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything, right? Good advice, but when it comes to websites where your book is available for purachase (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, etc.), responding to negative reader reviews encourages repeat readers and is, quite simply, excellent customer service.
Elle Lothlorien, whose 2012 Digital Book World blog on this subject released a firestorm of controversy (the blog was named one of the "Top 10 Digital Publishing Stories of 2012"), will explain why keeping your cool and following "Dos and Don'ts" when engaging unhappy readers will only help your career. Case studies discussed.
Penny answers your questions on marketing strategies to boost your sales.
Share your experiences using social media to build a fan base. What works, what doesn't? Not a social media maven? Ask your questions and get advice to increase your social media presence.
Sometimes situations fall in our laps. John Foxjohn's true crime book, Killer Nurse, was the result of seizing an opportunity. What will you do if something falls into yours?
it's a new digital world and experct Jo-Ann Power will tell you how to take advantage of it.
Can a free book promotion help your novel rise above the 'white noise' of over 10k new ebooks being published daily?
According to Amazon self-published author Elle Lothlorien, who took early, full advantage of Amazon's KDP Select and its free promo days to “force” her second novel, Sleeping Beauty onto the Amazon bestseller list in February 2012, the answer is yes, yes, and yes!,
Let Elle guide you through the complex algorithms that determine how to make giveaways work for you. If time permits, Elle will touch on other social media strategies that can help coax your e-book into the public eye--and keep it there.
Join EPICon's attendees in the ballroom at the Menger Hotel on Saturday, March 15, 2014, for lunch and a fabulous afternoon of fun, information, and mingling with authors and publishers at eFiesta!
Meet authors, booksignings, a bookstore, and great giveaways. By registering for eFiesta! you will be entered in a drawing for neato prizes. The list of sponsors and prizes will be updated as we get more.
Your favorite authors will answer your questions. Connect with other readers from all over the globe.
Don't want to come to lunch? Drop in for the booksigning, eBook reader demonstration, and the other fun. There is no charge for walk-ins after 1:30.
All kinds of swag
Meet the Authors
Meet ePublishing industry professionals
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EPICon-2014 brings us back to the beautiful, historic, and haunted Menger Hotel.
Click on the logo to view the hotel's webpage.
To make your hotel reservation:
Use the Group code 031214EPIC
Call the Menger reservation desk at 1-866-337-7816. Don't forget to give them the group code.
Or book online.
Click on Promo/Corporate Code at the top of the page.
Click on Group Code in the pop-up window.
Enter the Group Code. Click Update.
Proceed with your reservation.
View the video to see more about the Menger.
Grab some of the attention for your service, platform, website, or new release by advertising in the EPICon-2013 Programs. Market yourself to our conference and luncheon attendees.
All ads must be camera ready in one of the following: PDF, JPEG, or TIF. with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
For back cover ad, color design should be in CMYK with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
Please note: Graphics taken from a web site are normally not in a high enough resolution for print.
Advertising space is limited. Ads will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Placement is dependent on providing suitable content and payment by February 1, 2014. You will receive an invoice from EPIC once your ad is reserved.