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March 21st, Thursday- Speaker: John Hope


Topic: Book Fairs - Author Book Selling Success


Friday, February 22, 2019

March 21 ~  Book Fairs - Author Book Selling Success


Speaker: John Hope


Selling books at book fairs and other various events can be a challenge for authors, who are typically introspective by nature. This tutorial will provide tips on making the most out of a book event, including how to approach readers while coming across genuine and not a greasy salesman. Also provides advice on researching events and finding your audience.


JOHN HOPE was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. John earned his BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and since 1999 has developed and designed software for simulators, websites, traveler information systems, and numerous other technical widgets. All the while, he has quenched his creative hunger with writing a few novels, hundreds of poems and short stories, several short plays many of which he's acted and/or directed, puppeteered in countless skits, and built a number of toy train layouts. To keep a steady rhythm in his life, John has run over 30,000 miles in various road and trail races and training runs through the years, including captaining the UCF Men's Cross Country team, achieving TAAC all conference, managing 5k races, and at times traversing entire states in relay teams and triathlons.
John is married and the proud father of two.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

February 11th~MONDAY

Barbara S. Ponce Public Library
(also known as Pinellas Park Public Library)
7770 52nd Street North
Pinellas Park 33781
727-369-0669

Please note different location and day of the week from past meetings.

Presentation begins at 6 PM; mingling at 5:30 PM

Tools of the Trade for the Independent Author - 
Lose the Stress and Keep Your Hair

Speaker: Martin Von Cannon


Martin is a science fiction / fantasy writer living in the St. Petersburg area. As he read way too many comic books as a kid, he writes superhero stories in both novel and short story format. His books can be found on Amazon, Smashwords, and other eBook retailers.