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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Storytelling in the Digital Age: Embrace the Change

For those who live in Austin or near enough to travel here, there is a fantastic event coming up sponsored by our Austin SCBWI chapter in just under a month! If you've ever been curious about the digital age of publishing, then this event is for you. The schedule is packed with amazing speakers (yes, including me :) ), and there is such a great amount of information, and I seriously can't wait.

In particular, my speech will be on:

Your Story as Electrons: Breathing Life into Words in the Digital Age
presented by P.J.Hoover

Welcome to the future! Join P. J. Hoover, author of SOLSTICE, a young adult dystopian mythology novel set in a global warming future, as she demystifies the wonders of marketing your book in the digital age. P. J. will show how, with a little bit of vision, authors can create professional digital content with swag tie-ins such as bookmarks and trading cards. She'll demonstrate how to purchase music and stock imagery, how they can be used to create book trailers, websites, and so much more, and the impact they have. From secret website content, to vlogging, to book trailer design, P. J. will unlock the secrets of it all! Prepare to change the way you view marketing forever.


The full line-up and information is below, and the registration page is here! See you then!

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Storytelling in the Digital Age Registration Packet

Webster’s defines the term ‘symposium’ as a gathering where there is an interchange of ideas. SCBWI Austin has gathered together a number of local accomplished professionals who are well-versed in various aspects of the quick-moving, fast-changing business of e-publishing to lead us in such an exchange of ideas regarding Storytelling in the Digital Age. As a result of this symposium’s interchange of ideas, our creative community will be better equipped to embrace the changes before us in the continually evolving, ever-exciting world of digital publishing.

The fees for this event are $75.00 for members and $100.00 for non-members. Fee includes a morning coffee/ juice bar and lunch. Mark your calendars for Saturday October 8, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Edward’s University - Fleck Hall where the following topics will be discussed:

Via Skype – SCBWI and Digital Storytelling with Lin Oliver, SCBWI Executive Director

Creating and Maintaining Your Web Persona presented by Erik Kuntz

Standing Out in the E-book Crowd: Storybook Apps, Enhanced Content, and Digital Marketing Extras presented by Deanna Roy

Your Story as Electrons: Breathing Life into Words in the Digital Age presented by P.J.Hoover

There’s an App for That presented by Amanda Williams

How Do They Do That?: Creating Digital Books presented by Meridith Blank Taylor

From Oop to App: The Transformation of Picture Books to Apps presented by Lindsey Lane

Paper to Pixels: The Art of the Digital Paintbrush presented by Clint Young

xtranormal: The Storyteller’s Dream Software presented by Zack Gonzales

YouTube and the Science Behind Visual Learning presented by Joel Hickerson

Storytelling in the Digital Age: Imagine presented by Ezra Weinstein

The Indie and Age of Digital Storytelling presented by BookPeople

Children’s Book Illustrators and Technology presented by the Girllustrators

Social Media 101 presented by Nick Alter

Getting Discovered: Why You Should ABSOLUTELY Give Your Stories Away for Free presented by Bear James


Angela Brown said...

The event sounds like a must-do. The line up looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsey Lane said...

I am SO glad that my talk doesn't conflict with yours so I can listen to you.

PJ Hoover said...

You are welcome, Angela! I seriously cannot wait!

Me, too, Lindsey! I'm looking forward to it!