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Ghostwriting Conference in Long Beach

Ghostwriters and writers interested in making a career in ghostwriting have their first ever conference.

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Ghostwriters Unite! is the world’s pioneering conference for ghostwriters. Held May 3-5 at the Hilton in downtown Long Beach, GU! will bring together some of the best people in the book industry including publishers, literary agents, authors, distributors, eBook specialists, and—of course—ghostwriters.

Ghostwriters Unite! is the first conference of its kind: an international gathering to share ghostwriting experiences and expertise and discuss the future of our profession.

How did this pioneering event get its start?

Ghostwriters Unite! is the mental baby of Claudia Suzanne, the first person to ever deconstruct (Secrets of a Ghostwriter) and teach (Ghostwriting Certificate Program) how ghosts do what we do.

Ghostwriters Unite! was originally envisioned as an afternoon event, a chance for Suzanne’s alumni  to meet and mingle with each other, their former teacher, and other industry experts.

But so many people got excited about the idea of getting together and talking about “professionalizing” our field that it’s grown into a full-blown conference!

We’ll be talking about setting fee standards and ethical boundaries and bylines and problem clients and working with agencies and publishing options and lots more.

If you’re a ghostwriter or are even thinking of getting started in this lucrative, recession-proof field, this is the one event you won’t want to miss!

The conference takes place May 3, 4, and 5, 2013 at the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center, 701 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831.

We’ll start with a Friday night mixer, then a full day of panels on finding clients, setting fees, handling the trust issue, maintaining voice, and other ghostwriter-specific topics. We’ll take a break at lunch with a keynote speaker and enjoy a limited-space banquet dinner with a special-guest author. We’ll finish the conference Sunday morning with an extended-panel discussion about the state of the book industry.

Get more information:

Ghostwriters Unite http://ghostwritersunite.com/

Come join me at this conference. Yes I will be there helping out Claudine and meeting all the wonderful authors and other industry leaders.

I can not stress enough how this conference may be one of the most important in the industry for those that want to make a living writing. – JW

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Bookmark and Share I have been so blessed to be able to have gotten to know Rick. He always answers his own phone and takes the time to listen. I called Rick and asked if he had any media coverage at his Author 101 program in Los Angeles. Now Rick really does not need press as his programs. They are constantly sold out, but Rick, always about gratitude, graciousness and never about lack mindedness, invited me to the event with an all access pass.

I will never forget the day I got to sit down with Rick and his lovely wife for lunch. What a treat, Rick is hilarious and great fun to be around and as you will see from many of the interviews, his authors, agents and vendors really love Rick and Author 101.

Rick takes a moment at the end of the 4 day event to come and talk with me about the event, the programs they had and some new programs coming up. I of course, got some of the greatest interviews ever from authors, agents, vendors and more. Thank You Rick .- JW

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Authors: Rick gives away his Million Dollar Rolodex. Rick has compiled this list of top agents and industry resources to help you write, publish and market your book or project. www.rickfrishman.com/resources.html

Rick Frishman

Rick Frishman

Rick Frishman RICK FRISHMAN, the founder of Planned Television Arts, has been one of the leading book publicists in America for over 33 years.

Working with many of the top book editors, literary agents and publishers in America, including Simon and Schuster, Random House, Wiley, Harper Collins, Pocket Books, Penguin Putnam, and Hyperion Books, he has worked with best-selling authors including Mitch Albom, Bill Moyers, Stephen King, Caroline Kennedy, Howard Stern, President Jimmy Carter, Mark Victor Hansen, Nelson DeMille, John Grisham, Hugh Downs, Henry Kissinger, Jack Canfield, Alan Deshowitz, Arnold Palmer, and Harvey Mackay.

More Info on Author 101 University

Rick is publisher at Morgan James Publishing in New York. In 2010 “MJ” published over 100 books. Morgan James only publishes non fiction books and looks for authors with a platform who believe in giving back.

Morgan James gives a portion of every book sold to Habitat for Humanity. (http://www.morganjamespublishing.com)

Rick has also appeared on hundreds of radio shows and more than a dozen TV shows nationwide including OPRAH and Bloomberg TV. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Selling Power Magazine, New York Post and scores of publications.

He is the co-author of twelve books, including national best-sellers GUERRILLA PUBLICITY, NETWORKING MAGIC, WHERE’S YOU WOW, and “GUERRILLA MARKETING FOR WRITERS”.

His 12th book “SHOW ME ABOUT BOOK PUBLISHING” ( with Judith Briles & John Kremer) will be published in the Spring of 2011

He is the co-host (with attorney Richard Solomon) of the radio show Taking Care of Business, which airs every Thursday from 2:00-3:00 pm on WCWP-Radio in Long Island, New York. (www.tcbradio.com)

Rick has a B.F.A. in acting and directing and a B.S. from Ithaca College School of Communications and is a sought after lecturer on publishing and public relations and a member of PRSA and the National Speakers Association.

Rick and his wife Robbi live in Long Island with their three children, Adam, Rachel and Stephanie, and two Havanese puppies Cody and Cooper.

Go to www.rickfrishman.com for more information and to get Rick’s “Million Dollar Rolodex.”

To contact Rick or get more information:
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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges. Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

Be Your Own Publicist Now with Lisa Schneiderman

Well Known Hollywood Publicist teaches you how to be your own publicist

Lisa Schneiderman has worked with the top stars in the industry and has helped two people get on Oprah. Although she makes no promises about getting you on Oprah; Lisa does talk about how any business of any size can use these Hollywood marketing techniques to launch or rocket their products or services to new heights and greater success.

 

Lisa Schneiderman and JW Najarian

JW Najarian Co-Founder and Executive Fool with Networking Fools had the pleasure of sitting down with Lisa to talk about how she started and how she became a power house in Hollywood.

Lisa shares her stories and tells us about a course she does only twice a year, to show a few lucky people how to do it themselves. JW has worked on a few projects with Lisa and knows first hand that she is the real deal. Watch for Lisa more and more on Networking Fool as Lisa has now joined us as a Networking Fool correspondent.

We are so happy and proud to have her aboard. Lisa and JW just got back from the BraveHeart Women’s Global Community Rise

Lisa Schneiderman and Marianne Williamson

Lisa Schneiderman and Marianne Wiliamson

Celebration, honoring wonderful and and inspired women around the world. Lisa interviewed many celebrities for Networking Fools and her incredible new non-profit organization Revolution Yes.

Stay tuned as you will hear more from Lisa soon.

Schneiderman Public Relations began in 1998 as a boutique entertainment and cause-related agency. Founded by Lisa Schneiderman, it has always been at the intersection of where humanitarian and social causes meet celebrities and the entertainment world. Evoking social change through positive messaging has always been a common theme.

Clients have included Vanity Fair Pre-Golden Globe Party; Nike; Clear Channel; Miss America 2002 Katie Harman Ebner; Celebrity Photographer Veronique Vial; Best-selling author Dr. Judith Orloff; COACH For Kids; Millennium Woman Foundation; Amazing Woman’s Day with Marsh Engle; Spiritual Cinema; Hollywood Film Producer Stephen Simon; NY Times Best-selling author Neale Donald Walsch; Conversations with God (The Film); Downtown Marketing Initiative for the City of Portland, Oregon; The Last Chance Summer Dance with music stars such as Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Billy Idol, Tone Loc, L. L. Cool Jay, Young MC and Tyrese, as well as American Idol stars such as Kelly Clarkson and Justine Guarini.

Lisa Schneiderman and Shannon Tweed

Lisa Schneiderman and Shannon Tweed

The Braveheart Awards with Ellie Drake, Paul Ryan, Dr. Maya Angelou, Courteney Cox, Marla Maples, Loni Anderson, Frances Fisher, Rolanda Watts, Stefanie Powers, Les Brown, Carol Channing, Delta Burke, Kate Edelman Johnson, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith and Rickie Byars Beckwith and OmniPeace Founder Mary Fanaro. The Body & Soul Conference with best-selling authors such as Wayne Dyer, Jean Houston, Joan Borysenko; Voices Lecture Series with Gloria Steinem, Gail Sheehy, Susan Stamberg and Bay Buchanan and Fitness Celebrities Debbie and Carlos Rosas with The NIA Technique.

In 2003, Schneiderman Public Relations merged with the legendary and late Hollywood publicist, Lee Solters of Solters & Digney (whose career spans 50 years building the careers of the most revered stars of our time, including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Whoopi Goldberg).

As Executive Vice President, she expanded her “red carpet” and “VIP room” experience with celebrities such as Halle Barry, Oprah, Diana Ross, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Pierce Brosnan and many more.

Schneiderman Public Relations re-launched in 2005 and Lisa Schneiderman opened a private consulting business which continues representing change agents and some of the world’s most prominent cultural creatives, helping to bring meaning of their work into focus so that others may benefit from the work they offer.

Schneiderman Public Relations has successfully branded, launched and managed personalities, products, books, films, businesses, non-profit organizations, musicians, authors and grassroots campaigns–many of which have become high-profile status. All media campaigns have had National and often International coverage, including two client spots on Oprah.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • International, National, Local Campaigns
  • Red Carpet Events
  • Celebrity Representation
  • Book Proposals
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Business/Project/Campaign Planning
  • Website Creative Direction
  • Platform Development
  • Branding
  • Media Outreach
  • Media Training/Coaching
  • Broadcast Monitoring
  • Clipping Service
  • Video Monitoring
  • Message Crafting
  • Copy Writing/Editing
  • Image Development
  • Literary Advisor
  • PR Coach
  • Literary Coach

Rick Frishman on How to Write and Publish Your Own Book

Rick FrishmanFamous Book Publicist and Publisher Tells you How to Write Your Book, Get it Published and How to Market It

Rick Frishman, the founder of Morgan James Publishing in New Your and Planned Television Arts, now Media Connect, has been one of the leading book publicists in America for over 30 years.

Working with many of the top book editors, literary agents and publishers in America, including Simon and Schuster, Random House, Wiley, Harper Collins, Pocket Books, Penguin Putnam, and Hyperion Books, he has worked with best-selling authors including:

Mitch Albom, Bill Moyers, Stephen King, Caroline Kennedy, Howard Stern, President Jimmy Carter, Mark Victor Hansen, Nelson DeMille, John Grisham, Hugh Downs, Henry Kissinger, Jack Canfield, Alan Deshowitz, Arnold Palmer, and Harvey Mackay.

Rick is Publisher at Morgan James Publishing in New York. David Hancock founded Morgan James in 2003 and in 2008 “MJ” published over 150 books. Morgan James only publishes non fiction books and looks for authors with a platform who believe in giving back. Morgan James gives a portion of every book sold to Habitat for Humanity.

Rick has also appeared on hundreds of radio shows and more than a dozen TV shows nationwide including OPRAH and Bloomberg TV. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Selling Power Magazine, New York Post and scores of publications.

He is the co-author of ten books, including national best-sellers GUERRILLA PUBLICITY and NETWORKING MAGIC. Along with media personality Robyn Freedman Spizman, Rick also co-wrote the popular four-book series AUTHOR 101™ and recently they teamed up for their highly acclaimed book entitled WHERE’S YOUR WOW? 16 Ways To Make Your Competitors Wish They Were You! (McGraw Hill, March, 2008).

Rick’s 10th book “Guerrilla Publicity” 2nd edition was published in October 2008.( Adams Media) He is the co-host (with attorney Richard Solomon) of the radio show Taking Care of Business, which airs every Thursday from 2:00-3:00 pm on WCWP-Radio in Long Island, New York. Rick has a B.F.A. in acting and directing and a B.S. from Ithaca College School of Communications and is a sought after lecturer on publishing and public relations and a member of PRSA and the National Speakers Association.

Rick and his wife Robbi live in Long Island with their three children, Adam, Rachel and Stephanie, and two Havanese puppies named Cody and Cooper. Go to www.rickfrishman.com for more information and to get Rick’s “Million Dollar Rolodex.”

JW Najarian and Bob Schecter got to talk with Rick about:

  • Why publicity is 100 times better than advertising.
  • Working with a PR firm for maximum effectiveness if that’s the route you choose to go.
  • How to become an author in 5 easy steps and in less than 90 days.
  • Real life stories about the “legends” in the business and what you can learn from them.
  • What does a publicity department do for you at a publishing firm and what that means for you.
  • How to get published in the traditional manner and not get taken advantage of.
  • How agents work, what they do and why you need to get them on your side.
  • Understanding the pluses and minuses of radio, TV and other media sources.
  • How to create a press kit that will get you noticed and get you coverage.
  • Maximize your effectiveness when you’re in front of the media to increase your chances for success.

We hope you enjoy this Networking Fools Podcast Presentation, a Network Alchemists Production.