Driving down to the Eastern Shore in Maryland is something most people do during the summer. For Ally, it’s become a familiar winter/early spring tradition! She’s honored to be invited once again to speak at the Bay to Ocean Conference on March 9, 2019.
The Bay To Ocean Writers Conference is a one-day nonprofit conference that has attracted and motivated more than 3,500 writers over its history. Attendees come from surrounding states and the District of Columbia as well as throughout the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva region. With a registration limit that is always met early, the conference has a wonderfully intimate feel and attracts a lot of return attendees. You’ll make new friends, learn new tricks, but never feel overwhelmed in a sea of faces.
The Bay To Ocean Writers Conference features workshops, presentations, and panel discussions on a wide variety of topics pertaining to the craft of writing, publishing, marketing, the Internet, and the intricacies of particular genres. This year, Ally will be giving her action-oriented talk, “Perfecting Your Author Platform.” In today’s highly saturated book market, a strong publicity and marketing campaign requires that authors have a solid platform to get the kind of attention necessary for sales. But what is a platform, what is it used for, and how do you build one? How does it affect your book deal, or whether you get one at all? How does it help you sell more books, whether you self-publish or have a publisher? Let Ally teach you how to evaluate the “planks” you already have and design a blueprint for building a bigger, stronger platform—the most critical tool in your toolbox after the book itself.
Hope to see you there!
Registration is now open and you may register here. For more info about the conference, you may contact Tara A. Elliott & Kenton Kilgore, 2019 BTO Conference Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.