Lulu Speaker Series

Author Sylvia Inks: Publishing Project Planning

Last week, author Sylvia Inks dropped by the Lulu office to talk about her experience writing and self-publishing her book “Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur: Blueprint for Building a Solid Profitable Business.”

Her book includes 21 tips for financial success, but today we discussed author success and the need for a publishing project plan.  Sylvia strongly recommends a plan that includes all the tasks you need to complete your book from writing it to the launch.

We wish to thank Sylvia for her time and expertise. If you wish to learn more, checkout our Facebook page. Sylvia and Grant had a detailed and wide-ranging live interview as part of our Facebook Live series.

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Lulu Speaker Series: Writing Coach Alice Osborn

This week we welcome poet, writing coach, magazine editor, musician, and dancer Alice Osborn to the Lulu offices.

When she’s not writing poetry or editing the regional quarterly magazine Wake Living, Alice teaches writing workshops for aspiring fiction and memoir authors ranging in age from 9 to 90.  Alice firmly believes everyone should write as it’s the best way “to share their life, hardships, lessons and to leave a legacy. Writing a book should not be all about the ego; it should be about what a writer has inside of them that can serve, educate or change someone’s life.”

Today, Alice shares advice on planning and publicizing an effective book launch event at your local bookstore and other venues. She also has some tips for incorporating photos and video from the event into your press kit and social media campaigns.

 


About Alice

Alice Osborn’s education (MA in English, NCSU and BS in Finance, VA Tech) and work experience is unusually varied and now feeds her work as a poet, singer/songwriter, book coach and editor of Wake Living magazine. Heroes without Capes is her most recent collection of poetry. Previous collections include After the Steaming Stops and Unfinished Projects. Alice is also the editor of the anthologies Tattoos and Creatures of Habitat, both from Main Street Rag.

When she’s not editing or writing, Alice is an Irish dancer who plays guitar and violin. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, four loud birds and Mr. Nibbles, the guinea pig. Visit Alice’s website at www.aliceosborn.com