How we sold 6000 books with our self-publishing project
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

How we sold 6000 books with our self-publishing project

Michelle Wing is the founder of It’s Yoga Kids and a self-published co-author of Kid Moves - Fun Active Moves for your Growing Child, a 3-book series.
She will talk about her experience in self-publishing and will explain how they sold 6000 books! (And got the books into public libraries.)

She will describe her 8-step process for production and sales:
Audience
Development
Printing
Localize
Amazon
Specialize
Feedback
Reproduction

Come participate!

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Story time at Charlie's Corner
Nov
10
12:30 PM12:30

Story time at Charlie's Corner

Join Carine, author, and Shiri, illustrator, to celebrate your birthday! It is not your birthday yet? Let’s start the countdown…

Ten Days Till my Birthday! is a countdown book that will joyfully accompany young children to their birthday. For ten days, they will discover a selection of the greatest ingredients of a birthday party.

There will be songs, coloring, games and even… some magic!

Shiri will also tell us how she worked on the illustrations.

Please join us! We are very excited to share our very special book with you.

For more information on the book: https://www.tendaystill.com/ten-days-till-my-birthday/

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You Can Be a Winning Writer - Joan Gelfand presents her new book
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

You Can Be a Winning Writer - Joan Gelfand presents her new book

Have you written that novel, poetry manuscript or short story but you haven't gotten it published?

With over 15 years of experience as a writer, educator, community organizer and writing coach, Joan Gelfand brings more to the table than basic troubleshooting. Her connections and real-world publishing experience have helped many fulfill their writing dreams with her 4 Cs system which has become the best-selling book, "You Can Be A Winning Writer: The 4 C's Approach to Author Success".
Praised as “the clearest roadmap to success,” the 4 Cs system has yielded spectacular results for CEOs and doctors, college professors and MFAs, playwrights, and poets. From the first draft to a marketable piece, the 4 Cs explores the writer’s inner and outer worlds making the argument for community as a key element to becoming a winning writer.

Join the Meetup where Joan Gelfand will share her knowledge with us!

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Generate web-ready graphics: introduction to Canva + writers' apps
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Generate web-ready graphics: introduction to Canva + writers' apps

First Part: All online marketing requires two important ingredients: words + images. Looking for an easy way to generate web-ready graphics? Join us for an introduction to Canva - a free online tool that lets you easily create designer-quality graphics with combinations of words, photos and shapes.

Second Part: Writing Apps: Where Turn of Phrase and Creative Workflow Meet
A twenty-minute, user-friendly guide to navigating Airtable and other writers' apps that support inspiration.

JOIN THIS FREE MEETUP

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Do you need feedback on your project, writing or illustrations?
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Do you need feedback on your project, writing or illustrations?

Let’s share some work and ideas!

Here are some guidelines for giving and receiving successful critiques.
http://www.lindasuepark.com/writing/critique.html
If you bring some of your manuscripts or illustrations, you may want to make 1-2 copie(s).

Please join us even if you don't need feedback. Sharing experiences and making connections is always interesting.

RSVP

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School Visit at Noe Valley Nursery School, San Francisco
May
8
10:30 AM10:30

School Visit at Noe Valley Nursery School, San Francisco

Carine, author, Shiri, illustrator, and Monica, singer, can't wait to share their story, wonderful illustrations and song at Noe Valley Nursery School!

There will be some reading, singing, dancing and drawing. Kids will also discover HOW TO MAKE A BOOK!

This event is open to all families of NVNS. Please join us!

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Amy Novesky, children’s book editor & award-wining author, presents Cameron Kids
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Amy Novesky, children’s book editor & award-wining author, presents Cameron Kids

Amy Novesky is a Children’s Book Editor for Cameron Kids, based in Petaluma—publisher of compelling and beautifully written, illustrated, edited, designed and produced picture books. In addition to being a veteran children’s book editor, she is an award-winning author. Her most recent book is CLOTH LULLABY. New books by Harcourt, Disney Press, Abrams and MoMA are forthcoming.

Amy will talk about Cameron Kids and share titles from their growing list. She will also talk about her experience in writing and being an author, and will take questions. Come participate! 

https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Childrens-Book-Networking-Meetup/events/hgnfzlyxfbjb/
 

For more information about Cameron Kids:
http://cameronbooks.com/product-category/kids/

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SCHOOL VISITS: authors/illustrators connect with teachers/librarians
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

SCHOOL VISITS: authors/illustrators connect with teachers/librarians

This upcoming meet-up will create the chance for educators and local children’s book authors and illustrators to meet and explore possibilities for these artists to read their stories in school classrooms/libraries.

Local authors and illustrators will present their books and there will be an opportunity to talk about and plan school visits.

Authors, illustrators, teachers, librarians, and interested school community members are encouraged to attend.

You can already RSVP https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Childrens-Book-Networking-Meetup/events/245835960/ 
Please indicate the school grade levels you represent.

Light refreshments and a 40% discount on books at Charlie’s Corner will be provided during the event.

Thank you very much for considering taking part in this meet-up and for spreading the word.

I would be glad to answer questions carine.r@yahoo.com

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How to Write a Story Kids Want to Read
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

How to Write a Story Kids Want to Read

Award-winning children’s book author Maxine Rose Schur (www.maxineroseschur.com) will be providing a sampling from her upcoming workshop: Write a Story Kids Want to Read. Focusing on the novel, whether a chapter book, middle grade or YA, Maxine will share her ideas on how you can create a strong protagonist that comes across as authentic and most important―one that readers care about.
A former professional actress, Maxine uses acting/theatre techniques to develop interesting, believable, characters.
Maxine will be happy to answer your own questions in a lively Q & A afterward.

The workshop:
Maxine’s workshop is for you whether you have just an idea, a partial or a full manuscript. It’s designed to provide highly-individualized guidance to you in a small group setting.
The course starts Tuesday evening, January 15 at the Writing Salon in San Francisco. If you have questions about it, you can contact Maxine directly at maxineschur@yahoo.com. Information about the course is here: Write a Story Kids Want to Read

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