Presenting Yourself (and Your Book!) to the World!

Patricia Morgan Speaks

Saturday, May 27, 2017
08:30 to noon
727 – 11 Ave., S.W., Calgary

You are either a proud and accomplished author or you soon will be. There is a crucial next step after you have taken your book in your hands, wept at its beauty and shown it to your mother.

You will want to attract the attention of those who will buy it, read it, and rave about it.

But do you rave about your own book? As Canadians, we tend to shy away from showing off. However, if you can not show enthusiasm for your book, neither will your readers. Your enthusiasm, paired with a marketing strategy, is key to selling your book.

Become your book’s ambassador! This session will show you how.

As a participants, you will be doing some work that results in transformation in your self-perception, self-confidence and your willingness to speak comfortably about yourself and your book(s). You will even find yourself comfortable in standing up and engaging at a book signing instead of cowering behind a table (as if a member of IPAC would ever do that!).

During this workshop, you will:

  • Explore the best-fit settings to show up with your book — in person, radio, TV and/or online.
  • Receive tips on how to show the best of you and your book in those settings.
  • Be given a list of 15+ proven ways to market your book.
  • Hear 5+ tips on how to sell without appearing to be selling.
  • Craft a proclamation statement which includes how readers will benefit.
  • Walk away standing tall in your authorship.

With a MA in psychology Patricia Morgan speaks to thousands of people each year, helping strengthen their personal and workplace resilience.  Patricia’s audiences describe her delivery and message as meaningfully fun, surprisingly insightful and delightfully uplifting. 

Patricia is the Past President of Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), Calgary chapter, the creator and mentor of the Fast Track Program for emerging professional speakers and the recipient of the Spirit of CAPS award in recognition of her contribution to the Canadian speaking industry.

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More about IPAC Meetings

As always, you will have a chance to meet and talk with other authors and self-publishers. Our members tell us over and over how much this has helped them along the writing and publishing journey.

We meet from 8:30 until noon on the last Saturday, September through November and January through May or June. The meeting fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members (cash or cheques only), payable at the beginning of the meeting. A full breakfast is included in the fee (the meal cannot be deducted from meeting fees because our room rental is based on the number of attendees).

Location: Danish Canadian Club, 727 – 11th Avenue S.W. Lots of free parking in the club parking lot, on the west side of the building. Enter through the Club doors on the west side of the building and watch for directions, or check with Club staff.

Schedule

08:30: Breakfast buffet
09:00: Members and guests briefly introduce themselves
09:45: Pat speaks
10:30: Break and networking
12:00: Adjourn

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The May meeting is our final session of the season; after a summer break, we will return on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Previous Meetings

Meet Dave from Indigo, Chapters, & Coles

Saturday, April 29, 2017
08:30 to noon
727 – 11 Ave., S.W., Calgary

IPAC presents Dave Reynolds, Chapters/Indigo Acquisitions Manager, who will explain how the books you find in their stores, and on their website, get there.

Have you wondered how books actually get on the shelves of these major retailers, and/or are offered  on their website?

Would you like to be the author at the front of the store greeting readers and signing copies of your book?

Join us for a morning with Dave Reynolds, Chapters/Indigo acquisitions manager, who will explain how the books you find in their stores, and on their website, get to be there.

Dave will also share his thoughts on why he sees as trends in the shift from printed books to electronic publication.

Dave always welcomes questions from the audience, so please feel free to bring them up after his presentation.

Dave Reynolds has been a regular presenter at IPAC meetings for many years, and has helped so many of our members introduce their books to his customer base.

Dave Reynolds has been the Western Region Procurement Specialist for Indigo/Chapters/Coles since June 2008.

Dave started with Chapters as a bookseller in 1997 and has held various positions in the stores since that time. In 2004 Dave spent several months as part of the Indigo SAP transition team, testing, training and working as a support person for stores during and after the transition.

Before becoming a bookseller, Dave received a Diploma (Hons.) in Film & Video from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Dave has written original short & feature length screenplays, and has also directed and produced several short films.

In his spare time he likes to travel by bicycle.

 

How “Right” is your Copyright?

Saturday, March 25, 2017
08:30 to noon
727 – 11 Ave., S.W., Calgary

IPAC presents Wayne Logan: How “Right” is your Copyright, and other, related topics.

Whether writing and publishing is a hobby for you or a professional commitment, Wayne Logan’s presentation on the business, ownership and legal issues that affect your writing and authorship will be extremely relevant. His topics will include Copyright and Intellectual Property law, frequently asked questions, and what’s new in these areas.

Does your book include illustrations, photos and other items of artwork? Are you referencing or quoting from other authors?  If so, you need to understand how the rights of others may affect your own work, and how to stay out of trouble!

Wayne will also speak about latest developments in the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation and how it may affect authors and publishers seeking to promote their books.

Wayne is one of IPAC’s most popular presenters. As one of Canada’s leading intellectual property lawyers he knows the legal answers, and as a creative artist himself, knows how to explain in language we can all understand. Bring your questions, your curiosity, and your notebooks!

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More about IPAC Meetings

As always, you will have a chance to meet and talk with other authors and self-publishers. Our members tell us over and over how much this has helped them along the writing and publishing journey.

We meet from 8:30 until noon on the last Saturday, September through November and January through May or June. The meeting fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members (cash or cheques only), payable at the beginning of the meeting. A full breakfast is included in the fee (the meal cannot be deducted from meeting fees because our room rental is based on the number of attendees).

Location: Danish Canadian Club, 727 – 11th Avenue S.W. Lots of free parking in the club parking lot, on the west side of the building. Enter through the Club doors on the west side of the building and watch for directions, or check with Club staff.

Schedule

08:30: Breakfast buffet
09:00: Members and guests briefly introduce themselves
09:45: Wayne speaks
10:30: Break and networking
12:00: Adjourn

Click here to register through MeetUp

Upcoming meetings: please mark these dates in your calendars.

April 29: Dave Reynolds will visit to talk about developments at Indigo/Chapters and trends in the book publishing scene.

May 27: Patricia Morgan will have an exciting presentation for us on Presenting Yourself (and Your Book!) to the World!

The May meeting is our final session; after a summer break, we will return on Saturday, September 30, 2017.