Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Austin SCBWI Digital Symposium II: The Nuts and Bolts of Success

Blogs, tweets, facebook, oh my! What a tangled web the world of social media weaves! Every day, it seems more and more ebooks are sold. People twitter. Articles are written on websites and blogs. The digital universe is blossoming as people look to social media and the digital highway to reach their audiences and the children's kidlit industry is no different.

So join me at the Austin SCBWI Digital Symposium II on October 6th, 2012 and engage with us. Not registered yet? Click Here! As one of the faculty members, I'll be presenting the topic "Blogging 101: If you Build it, They Will Come!" Trust me, you can do this. And even if you don't want to maintain your own blog, there are ways to connect with readers through blogs and we'll discuss those options, too.

Tricia and I at her launch for The Navel of the World (The Forgotten Worlds)

In 2011, PJ showed attendees how easy it was to build a book trailer and we had an overwhelming response to have her return for part II of our digital symposium. If you missed her the first time, don't make the same mistake twice. Click here to see author PJ Hoover's blog post about her upcoming presentation "Book Trailers: Bringing Your Story to Life." And click HERE to hear about how she sold two books! Yay, Tricia!! So happy for you!

Kirsten Cappy, owner of Curious City

Do you have a website? You can't afford to hire somebody? Do it yourself. No, really. Marketing guru and owner of Curious City, Kirsten Cappy and author Samantha Clark will present "Website Liberation with WordPress." They'll show you how easy it is to build a professional website using this template driven tool. For more details, click HERE

Attending the digital symposium is a must whether you're pre-published or published and our Austin SCBWI chapter has assembled many presentations designed to give you the nuts and bolts you need for success! I've just highlighted a few in this post. Register today and embrace the world of technology. It's time!


  1. Oooh, yay! Thank you for the shout out, Carmen!

  2. Absolutely! My pleasure, Tricia!