Entries from September 2010 ↓

A Local Seattle Online Marketing Event for Self Publishers.

I’m proud and flattered to tell you all that I’ve been asked to speak about SEO or Search Engine Optimization to a group of new authors and others who are interested in becoming self published.

The event is going to be in the local Seattle area and will have many different speakers. It really shaping up to be a terrific event for those smart people who attend and you don’t want to miss it.

I believe you will not find better value anywhere than this event, because the information that is going to be presented by people who really do it!   Sign up, today, and join me.

Here’s the event information to sign up. 

If you come I will be giving out a few DVD’s I just had made on Google Places and how to Rank in local search. 




Move over traditional publishing, for Indie Self-Publishing is here to stay. We are days away from a great day of learning, fun and making new connections that share a common interest theme goal of writing and self-publishing for the sake of one’s business and creative aspirations.

Got friends who might be interested in this daylong “conversation”? Please share this opportunity with them! For some will thank you!

The Presenters and I and panelists are all looking forward to the day!

8:30am-9am Check-in
9am Opening Remarks by Deborah Drake


The Creative Process, Writing, the Publishing Process, Marketing and Promotion (the Big Picture!)


  • 9:30am *Want to Write a Book? How to Get Started – and How to Finish (Kim Pearson)
  • 10:30am *CreateSpace & How to Publish Your Book for…$10 USD (Really)* (Rory Briski)
  • 11:30am *7 Things Guaranteed to NEVER get you an Interview with your Book! and Other IMPORTANT PR Tips* (Deb Whitlock)
  • 12:30-2pm **An Informal Lunchtime Q&A with Authors who’ll take your questions and share their experiences** (Kim Pearson, Diane Bridgwater, Rory Briski, Dr. Melody Ivory, Nicole Aloni, Debbie Whitlock, John Thompson, Kim Crumpler, Rollin Thomas, Doug Keith and others)
  • 2-3pm *Powerful Blogging and ABCs of Online Marketing and Search Engine Optimizingyour Blog* (Will Sugg/Deborah Drake)
  • 3-4pm **The Big Self Publishing Panel** (it’s all about your questions about writing, blogging, SEO, publishing and PR)

Dr. Melody Ivory closes the day with a poem

Wine and Cheese Networking starts at 4pm

Why you should consider writing your book and self-publishing it:

  • How to develop an idea into a manuscript
  • How to utilize the print-on-demand process
  • How to distribute your book via Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, etc.
  • How to successfully market your book (online and offline)
  • How you can receive ongoing support as is needed

By the end of the day, you will have the KEY information needed to write, self-publish, distribute, and market your book worldwide and be aware of helpful resources!

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE:http://tinyurl.com/29k2kky

Wine and Cheese Post-Event Networking INCLUDED with your registration fee.
Box Lunches an option for an additional fee.

We look forward to seeing you for some or all of the day!Friends, Philosophy and Tea is located at 13850 Bel-Red Road in Bellevue (near 140th and Bel-Red Road, across the street from Applebees’s in the Yellow House)

Parking farther away from the Applebee’s and Pacific Fabric’s is advised.

See you Saturday morning.

Questions? Please call me! Or leave a comment.