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San Francisco Writers Conference

2/13/2020 to 2/16/2020
When: February 13-16, 2020
Where: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California  94111
United States
Contact: Carla King

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Join the San Francisco Writers Conference (SFWC), and IBPA's Christopher Locke, for a celebration of craft, commerce, and community

Over 100 presenters, including IBPA Member Liaison Christopher Locke and IBPA Board Chair Brooke Warner, will share their expertise at the San Francisco Writers Conference. Sessions range from one-on-one meetings to box lunches with a keynoter in the ballroom that will help all writers at any stage of their career.

  • Get answers from publishing experts at the Ask-A-Pro Session.
  • Hone your skills at Open Mic & Pitch sessions.
  • Find the right agent for you at the optional Speed Dating with Agents.
  • Explore the Trade Show with products and advice for writers.

Registration includes: Access to any of the main conference sessions during the 4-day event, Ask-a-Pro, two continental breakfasts, two box lunches, Opening Gala, pitch sessions, consultations with an editor and publicist, networking with presenters, a goodie bag, and more. Speed Dating with Agents is still only an additional $60 for attendees only. Limited to just 310 attendees. Early bird price is $745 before October 1, 2019.

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Christopher Locke
Join IBPA Member Liaison Christopher Locke for the following SFWC session:

How to Get Book Reviews and Build Buzz with Your Self-published Book
Sunday, Feb 16th from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Excellent reviews can greatly increase your book’s chances at success, but garnering reviews can be a challenging endeavor in this saturated book market. Independent Book Publishers Association Member Liaison & author publisher Christopher Locke will discuss strategic planning for obtaining consumer and trade reviews, whether or not to consider paid reviews, and more. No matter if you’re writing fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and so on, if you’re looking to garner more reviews, this talk is for you!

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