Yesterday, I went to the Chapter By Chapter Book Rave (or #CBCBR for short).
It was AMAZING!
I got to buy lots of books, meet SO MANY authors, got their signatures and had pictures with them. It was a dream come true to fangirl in person.They all agreed that my name is awesome, and of course, I thanked my mom (who was standing some what stunned next to me, she's never been to a book event before, so who can blame her?)
AND, I got a signed advance reader copy (ARC) of the next book in the Rusk Universtiy series by Cora Carmack: ALL LINED UP. Yup. You read that right. Be jealous. I finished it today. It was amazing, and it is well worth the wait for you poor souls who haven't already read it. :) I'll be posting my review once it goes on public sale too, so keep an eye out for that.
Today I went to the awesome Writer's Digest Pro (part of the Writers Digest Conference 2014 #WDC14). It was a pretty packed schedule of seminars from 8:30-3:30, and while I'm thoroughly exhausted, I took a good amount of notes and learned lots of new stuff!
You can download my notes here.
Also, the last 2 books listed under Self-Publishing were mentioned multiple times, so go check out my list of Must-Read Books for Writers.
Final post in the series! See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Here's a quick rundown of what I learned about...
Since my last post, I've finished 2 more Finals and only have one left (next Tuesday), and school ends next Thursday! Hallelujah! I need to catch up on sleep and restore my sanity before diving into my rewrite of 7th Heaven. Anyway, in PART 2 of my BEA13 experience, I promised to post my extensive notes and offer a few anecdotes on what I learned. Here goes nothing.
"PERSPECTIVES IN PUBLISHING" with Guy Kawasaki and Leigh Haber
First things first. Leigh Haber barely talked during this seminar, so if you want to know about her, click on her name above because it's the first and last mention of her in this post.
Now onto the interesting notes.
Click to see my signed copy of APE again. There's more below
I just took my first Final (English), so that means I have a little break before jumping into History studying for tomorrow. So, as promised, Part 2 of my BEA13 experience.
Okay! I promised lots of pictures, but I'll do them in order of my trip to BEA.
First things first! My signed copy of APE (Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur)!
Next up, I do believe I promised pictures from the CreateSpace Booth and Grant Faulkner's presentation (of NaNoWriMo). Sorry for the grainy quality.
And now the part that all the bookworms will love... the BOOK SWAG I picked up! I stopped by the Harlequin, HarperCollins, Scholastic, and Spencer Hill Press booths. While I was at Spencer Hill Press, I also applied for an Editorial Internship, so we'll see what happens with that. Fingers crossed!
Part 3, where I talk about what I learned in the seminars and just from the whole experience, will be up on Friday!
BOOKS FEATURED HERE:
APE by Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch
Awaken by Meg Cabot
The Cave of Wonders (The Infinity Ring #5) by Matthew J. Kirby
A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
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