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As the Internet transforms the publishing industry, savvy writers rule.

In a full day workshop, Daniel Gasteiger will describe how the publishing industry has all but shut out unpublished writers and explains how the Internet provides unprecedented opportunity for both aspiring writers and published authors to succeed.  Registrants will need to have a laptop computer to connect with the on-site network.

Program Agenda

8:00 AM:  Coffee and Pastries with registration and early morning networking

9:00 AM:  Morning session
Why the Internet Matters to You—or—The Future of Publishing
Traditional Publishing Models are Evaporating
The Most Attractive Writer Comes with an Installed Fan Base
Web Presence Puts You in Charge of your Publishing Career

How the Internet Actually Works
It’s About Traffic
Getting Internet Traffic Six Years Ago
Getting Internet Traffic Today

Two Sound Internet Strategies
Build Internet Presence through Social Networking
Build Internet Presence through Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

12:00 Noon:  Lunch and Trunk Show with Raffle

1:00 PM:  Afternoon Session
Practical (hands-on) Techniques, Tools, & Services
Find Your Niche—Don’t even consider a pen name until you do some
market research
Twitter—Find your fans; know how they think; bring them on board
Blogging—The heart and foundation of your web presence
Promotion—Build your blog’s authority, and your own along with it (social
bookmarks, blog comments, blog catalogs, chat forums, RSS feeds, micro publishing, article posting, videos, photo sharing, & podcasting)

5:00 PM:  Dinner plans for those registrants that are staying in town and want to continue networking.  More plans will be made closer to the actual date of the workshop 

About the presenter: Daniel Gasteiger
Daniel Gasteiger is an author and a social media evangelist. He has published more than 300 articles in consumer computing magazines and has authored or co-authored five books about computer applications. He has spoken at dozens of IT industry trade shows and user groups and has worked extensively as a programmer and software designer. Gasteiger also blogs about gardening and is the author of Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too from Cool Springs Press. He provides SEO and Social Media Marketing training and consulting services and he leads classes for writers about how to become relevant in the emerging online publishing industry.

Gasteiger’s social network knows him as Cityslipper. His premier blog is Your Small Kitchen Garden which draws more than 10,000 visitors each month. He invites you to visit at Your Small Kitchen Garden, to follow him on Twitter, to “Like” his Facebook page, and to subscribe to his vlog on Youtube.

Your Small Kitchen Garden: http://www.smallkitchengarden.net
Small Kitchen Garden on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Small-Kitchen-Garden/71949896627
Cityslipper’s Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/cityslipper
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cityslipper

*Cancellations must be received in writing on or before the due date.

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