If you’re thinking of publishing a book, preparing to launch a book, or you need to revive sales for a book that’s fallen flat, the third annual Publishing at Sea cruise Jan. 24-31, 2016 is exactly what you need.
We’ll depart from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for Jamaica, Haiti and Cozumel aboard Royal Caribbean’s luxurious Allure of the Seas, one of the two largest ships in the fleet.
I’ll be teaching you, with plenty of help from four other book publishing experts:
- Book shepherd Judith Briles who has written 33 books.
- Book distributor Amy Collins who places her clients’ books in big stores like Walmart and Costco as well as and small indie stores.
- Book designer and publishing expert Joel Friedlander’s blog, The Book Designer, is a popular destination for authors.
- Guest instructor Kelly Johnson, an online resources expert, specializes in working with authors and handling their technical projects.
A group of savvy authors who want to jump-start their publishing careers will join us.
Here are 11 reasons why you need to be on that ship with us and commit now:
1. We’ve extended the early-bird pricing.
Save $300 if you book before July 1.
2. It’s the perfect working vacation for an author.
In one week, you’ll learn more about creating a best-seller than you could learn on your own in a lifetime. You’ll return refreshed, relaxed and ready to write.
3. You can bring the family.
The kids will love riding the life-size, hand-carved carousel, climbing the rock wall or keeping their balance on the surf simulators.
4. In-depth group sessions.
Our 12 classes will concentrate on everything you need to know about publishing your book. That includes marketing and publicity and social media—and how to save time and money doing it all.
5. Rent my brain at poolside or at dinner—no additional charge.
I’ll be “on” the entire week. If you need me, use me. Off the ship, my brain costs $300 an hour.
6. Five-star meals, and snacks into the night.
Choose from 20 dining options that include five-star specialty restaurants to an old-fashioned hot dog stand. We eat dinner every night as a group. (Late at night, I sneak to the snack bar for a panini when no one’s looking. One afternoon, I ate three ice cream cones at the pool. 🙂 )
7. Fun shore excursions.
Sunbath. Snorkel. Ride a coaster. Or take an historic walking tour.
Here’s author Cheryl Obermiller, aka The Pothole Queen, on the zip line, coming in for a landing. This was one of the shore excursions on last year’s cruise to St. Martin.
8. You’ll be pampered.
The ship has a staff of 2,384 to serve you. All gratuities are included.
9. Shop till you drop.
On the ship and in the ports of call, it’s a shopper’s paradise.
10. Honest answers about book publishing.
We promise we won’t be like so many other companies that cater to authors. We won’t “sell the dream” and shield you from the harsh realities of book publishing. We tell it like it is.
11. It’s the best investment you’ll ever make as an author.
Because we’ll shorten your learning curve and give you a plan you can implement as soon as you return home.
Check out the details at the Publishing at Sea website.
Questions? Let’s talk.
If you have questions, let’s schedule a phone chat to see if this is right for you. Email JStewart@PublicityHound.com.
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