I’m going way out on a limb on something new, something special, and I want to invite you to join me.
I’m organizing a huge online event on November 13th and 14th, where I have invited nearly 30 of the smartest people I know in the writing and publishing world to focus on the topic of finding a readership for your work. It’s called: Get Read: Marketing Strategies for Writers.
I have never done anything like this before – more than 15 sessions, all streamed live via video & audio. My goal is to craft an event that does two things:
Provides clear actions that writers can take to connect with readers. Not vague advice, not false promises, but stuff that really works.
Bring together people who are doing wonderful work for all the right reasons.
The lineup of speakers is AMAZING – see them all below. From New York Times bestselling authors to the most experienced people I know working inside of publishing, this list represents a who’s who of people that know how to truly develop an audience for one’s writing.
But the truth is: I have no idea if this will all work. On a technological level, I have had to start from scratch to understand the hardware and software needed to livestream video from 30 people. And I’ve become paranoid about what can go wrong, which has lead me to buy a backup generator for my home office in case my electricity goes out, and upgrade things like internet connection, web hosting plans, etc.
It might work. It might not. Even with that big questioning mark, I couldn’t possibly be more excited to be doing this. I feel as though I am standing on a ledge waiting to jump, hoping the bungee cord doesn’t fail.
Clearly, you want to join me for this, right?!
Okay, so here is the group of amazing speakers that I am bringing together:
Whew! Sorry about that – it is a long list. The goal here is to livestream everything via video – so you will see all the speakers presenting in your web browser. You will have a chance to ask them questions and chat with other attendees via text chat.
To top all of this off, I have set the registration price very low: $150. This is much lower than you would pay for a normal in-person event, and even lower than any of my other courses or services.
And… if you can’t attend on the live dates, or if you miss any part of the conference, don’t worry: you will be given complete access to session recordings as part of the registration fee.
As I work up to the start of the event, the emotion I feel most is: gratefulness. That these speakers have agreed to lend their time and expertise; that folks are talking about it and spreading the word; that people are signing up and getting excited. It’s a difficult feeling to adequately express, so I will just end with:
Hello! My name is Dan Blank, and I help writers and artists share their work and connect with their audience. I've worked with thousands of people, and some of the most amazing organizations that support creative professionals. Think I can help you in your journey? Learn more about me here.