Writer’s Digest Pro

Today I went to the awesome Writer’s Digest Pro (part of the Writers Digest Conference 2014 #WDC14). It was a pretty packed schedule of seminars from 8:30-3:30, and while I’m thoroughly exhausted, I took a good amount of notes and learned lots of new stuff!


  • 8:30 am – 8:35 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Phil Sexton
  • 8:35 am – 9:20 Moving the Needle: How to Boost Your Book Sales from 1,000 to 10,000 Copies Sold by Tim Grahl (Founder of Out:think and author of Your First 1,000 Copies)
  • 9:25 am – 10:10 Advanced Social Media Skills for Selling Books by Kristen McClean (CEO, Bookigee)
  • 10:15 am – 11:00 Advanced Amazon for Authors by Jon Fine (Director of Author & Publisher Relationships, Amazon)
  • 11:10 am – 11:55 Author Branding: What You Need to Know by Michael J. Sullivan (Author)
  • 1:00 pm – 1:45 A View from the Top: Publishing Insiders on Taking Your Writing Career to the Next Level by Kristin Fassler (Director of Marketing @ Penguin Random House), Matthew Baldacci (VP of Marketing @ Scholastic Trade Publishing), Larry Kirshbaum (Senior Literary Agent @ Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), Kate Travers (Director of Digital Business Development @ Workman Publishing), and Brandi Larsen (Digital Publishing Director, New American Library, Berkley Books, and Celebra imprints @ Penguin Random House)
  • 1:50 pm – 2:35 When the Author Is a Critic: The View From Both Sides by Emily St. John Mandel (Author), Shanna Swendson (Author), and Porter Anderson (Journalist/Speaker/Consultant in Publishing)
  • 2:45 pm – 3:30 Do You Really Want to Write a Bestseller? Here’s How by Larry Kirshbaum (Senior Literary Agent @ Waxman Leavell Literary Agency)

You can download my notes below:

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