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Friday, October 28, 2005

The Self-Publishing Symposium : Strategies for Success Spring 2006

The Self-Publishing Symposium:Strategies for Success!
March 26, 2006
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037


Keynote Speaker
Vickie Stringer,
Author/Owner, Triple Crown Publications
"How to Succeed in the Publishing Game"

Access to Finance and Smart Money Management Insight from the Small Business Administration

We welcome you to attend "The Self-Publishing Symposium: Strategies for Success," March 26, 2006 and take full advantage of what this phenomenal event can do for your business.

Catering specifically to the needs of today's independent and self-published community, this symposium will offer an unprecedented opportunity for attendees to obtain the necessary tools for operating and building successful literary enterprises.

Make plans to attend this dynamic event and...

Learn... Business strategies that will help make your publishing enterprise more successful

Network... With experts and peers from across the industry and make valuable connections

Grow... Your business when you apply what you have learned here and work your new connections

Be Exposed!
Black Issues Book Review will accept titles from event attendees to be reviewed for a feature layout in the Self-Publishing section of the magazine. Registrants are also eligible to receive a 1-year subscription to Black Issue Book Review for only$10.

8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Registration

8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome Address

9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote - Vickie Stringer - How to Succeed in the Publishing Game

10:00 am - 10:45 am Session I - To Sell or Not To Sell

10:45 am - 11:00 am Break

11:00 am - 11:45 am Session II - Distribute And Get Paid

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Session III - Rising Above the Masses (Marketing,Promotions & Publicity

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Awards Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Session IV - Targeted Success by Market

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Session V - Access to Capital & Smart Money Management (Small Business Administration)

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Panel Discussion - Hot Button Topics Led by Vickie

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Reception

S'Indie Awards
Submit your title for the first annual S'Indie Awards (Self/Independent Publisher Awards) at the Self-Publishing Symposium. The purpose of the awards is to provide additional exposure to the works by African-American independent and self-publishers and authors and to honor their contribution to the market. Decisions will be based on literary excellence, quality, production and originality in the following categories:

Best Poetic Collection
Best Anthology
Best Fiction
Best Non-fiction
Best Spiritual/Inspirational
Best Cover Design
Best Children's Work
Trailblazer Award - recognizing a publisher for significant contributions and accomplishments in the independent publishing arena

For submissions, send two copies the work to be entered along with a brief synopsis, author bio, and category of choice. To qualify for the Trailblazer award, please submit publisher/author bio and outline of notable contributions and accomplishments. Example (number of books in print, awards received, special reviews or other recognition)

Resource Directory
Calling all publishers, agents, publicists, editors, designers and other industry professionals! Advertise and list your company information in the Self-Publishing Symposium Resource Directory! Call (516) 642-5976 for rates and information.

Who Should Attend
Whether you're a seasoned independent or self publisher or an author on the path to self-publishing, this symposium is for you!

When and Where
March 26, 2006
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037

Registration fee $150.00

For easy online registration and payment options send your payment via PayPal.

Log on to www.aspicomm.com complete the registration form and email to info@aspicomm.com.

For more information email info@aspicomm.com or call (516) 642-5976. If you are interested becoming a sponsor at this event, contact Renee Flagler at rflagler@aspicomm.com. Or call (516) 642-5976.

Seating is limited. Register today!

All registrants will receive a complimentary subscription to The Network Journal magazine


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