Podcast: Susan Daffron and James Byrd, Self-Publisher’s Online Conference

by Joel Friedlander on May 2, 2011 · 1 comment

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There’s just a week before the Self-Publisher’s Online Conference (SPOC) gets started with a bang with a presentation by the “Godfather of Self-Publishing” himself, Dan Poynter, speaking on “Book Publishing in 2011 and Beyond.”

I haven’t been to the earlier editions of the SPOC and I was curious to learn more about it. I caught up with Susan Daffron and James Byrd, creators and hosts of the SPOC a couple of days ago. Although they are in the final stages of preparation for the conference, they took time out to have a chat and answer some questions.

The interview runs 25:58 and is full of information about SPOC and what will be happening next week.

Here’s the podcast. You can listen to it right here, or download it to listen to at your convenience.

Podcast: Interview with Susan Daffron and James Byrd of Self-Publisher’s Online Conference
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Subjects Discussed in this Podcast

  • How the Self-Publishers’ Online Conference came to be
  • Why the SPOC is good for self-publishers
  • Insight into the speakers and presentations at this year’s SPOC
  • The interactive features of the SPOC software people will use at the conference
  • Origin of the Q&A sessions, and why they aren’t recorded
  • How the built an exhibit hall online
  • What past attendees have done with all the things they’ve learned at earlier SPOCs
  • How the Book Author’s Circle is integrated with SPOC
  • How to get more info on the agenda, speakers, recordings, and everything else you want to know about SPOC

The Self-Publisher’s Online Conference starts May 10. Susan and James have generously offered a discount to readers of TheBookDesigner. When you register, simply enter the code below in the “Coupon Code” field on the registration form. Here’s what you need:

Coupon code: MarinBookworks11

Registration: Self-Publisher’s Online Conference Registration

For those of you just learning about self-publishing or getting ready to publish your own books, this is going to be a unique opportunity to kick your learning up a big notch in just a couple of days.

The combination of top speakers and the ability to ask questions that directly relate to your project and your publishing issues is a powerful one. I’m getting excited myself.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about the event and I’ll try to answer them. Otherwise, click over there now to get the entire agenda, list of speakers and all the other information Susan and James have put together for you. Here’s the link: Self-Publisher’s Online Conference

I’m a participant in and an affiliate of Self-Publishers Online Conference because it looks like an exciting and useful opportunity for a lot of people. Photo by noii

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    Susan Daffron May 2, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Thanks for the great write-up Joel! James and I wanted to let you and your readers know that we’ve extended the Early Bird rate, so people can still get in at the lowest price. Enjoy ;-)

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