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The Author Buffet & ALL Things Book - Learn the Keys for Taking Your Book from Idea to Shelf! and Leveraging for More Speaking Engagements

  • September 24, 2022
  • 8:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Davidson College - Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (210 Delburg Street, Davidson, NC 28036)


  • Early bird rate for members only (ends on 9/15)
  • Early bird rate for non-members only (ends on 9/15)
  • Member only rate (applies after September 15th, 2022)
  • Non-Member only regular rate (applies after September 15th, 2022)
  • for virtual registrants ONLY

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Please join us IN-PERSON at the Davidson College Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (210 Delburg Street, Davidson, NC 28036) for NSA-Carolinas ‘ALL Things Book’ Program. If you’re unable to attend IN-PERSON, the morning educational content will be live streamed and recorded via Zoom! All registrants will also receive the Zoom recording!

We will explore what some may consider ‘The Author Buffet’, exploring and digging into the many facets of becoming a successful Author, and leveraging your book for additional Paid Speaking Opportunities.

Our expert presenters and panelists will cover the following Four (4) Core Topics:

Appetizer: Writing & Editing (Where To Start in Birthing a Book; Overcoming Writer’s Block; Importance of Editing)

Salad: Publishing (With So Many Publishing Options…Pro’s & Con’s of Each, and How To Determine What’s Best For You)

Entree: Marketing (Best Practices for Branding, Launching & Selling Your Book)

Main Meal: Speaking (Leveraging Your Book for More Speaking Engagements…and vice versa)

Dessert (Bonus): Monetizing (Additional Monetization Strategies and Avenues)


NSA-Carolinas will be launching a 4-Part Virtual Series in the future, for a deeper dive on each of the main areas of the Book and Author Process.: 

               - Writing & Editing Process

               - Publishing 

               - Marketing Your Book (PR, Branding, Book Launch, Selling)

              - Turning Your Book Into Paid Speaking Engagements (BONUS: Multimedia & Other                      Monetization Options After Book Launch)


Program Schedule

8:45am - Breakfast Bites & Networking (In-Person & Remote-Zoom)

2 Questions Ice-Breaker: In 2022: A) What was the Biggest Win in your speaking business? B) What was the Biggest Challenge faced in Your speaking business?

9:15am - President’s Welcome

9:20am -  ‘All Things Book’ Program Intro

9:30am - Where Do I Start? - The Birthing of a Book - Where Do I Start…Writing?

10:15am - What’s Next? Editing & Publishing

 11am - Getting The Word Out: Marketing/Branding/Launching/Selling

 11:45am - Converting Books to Speaking Engagements

12:00pm to 12:25pm -  Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make

 12:25pm - Program Close for Remote Attendees; In-Person Grab Lunch 

(**only available to In-Person Attendees)

12:45pm to 1:15pm - Interactive Lunch Workshop Program - Overcoming Writer’s Block

 1:20pm - Closing Comments/remarks 

1:30pm - Wrap up

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