One of the highlights of my (admittedly nerdy) calendar is BlogWorld Expo. It’s a conference about blogging and all things social media … and it’s full of people like me.
Yeah, that might well put off anyone normal – but as I’ve mentioned before, writers aren’t normal.
Last year, I had a blast as a delegate at BlogWorld Expo: this year, I’m even more excited, because I’m going to be speaking.
I’ll be giving a talk on How to Write Ebooks That Practically Sell Themselves. It’s going to cover the geeky end of ebooks – highly specialised ones, sold through the author’s blog/website rather than through Amazon.
I’ll be covering things like:
- Why “I’ve got a great ebook idea!” makes me go “uh-oh…”
- The types of ebooks which work well for bloggers – and the ones which are doomed to flop
- What you must do before you write the first word
- How to actually finish an ebook (cos you can’t sell a half-written draft…)
- Ways to build on your first ebook
Obviously, I’m not the only attraction at BlogWorld Expo. I’m not even the main one. There are a dozens of amazing speakers lined up – you can see some of the key ones on the BlogWorld Expo front page here.
So here’s what you need to know:
Where? L.A., California
When? November 3rd – 5th 2011
How to register: Pick your ticket type here – and use the discount code “BWEVIP20“ to get 20% off.
If you can get to L.A. then come! Whether you’re a new blogger or an old hand, you’ll not only learn a lot, you’ll make some fantastic new friends.
And if you can’t…
The BlogWorld Virtual Ticket
If you can’t make it out to L.A., then there’s a “virtual ticket” option. You get all the content – over a hundred hour-long sessions, to watch whenever you want – plus the wonderful Johnny B. Truant as host.
This is $297 instead of $397 until Saturday 15th October (er, that’s tomorrow – sorry about the short notice).
You can find out about the virtual ticket here. (Note, you can’t use the discount code on the virtual ticket, as far as I can tell.)
If you’re coming to BlogWorld, let me know! (Just pop a comment below, or drop me an email at email@example.com.) I’m going to be in L.A. for a couple of days either side of the conference, so I’ll have plenty of time to hang out… 🙂
I wish! I would love to be going. I am familiar with quite a lot of people who are speaking at the event. Maybe next year…I hope you have a great time, and best of luck with your presentation!
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Thanks Tom! And hey, roll on next year. 🙂 It’s definitely something to plan for (you can get tickets at a considerable discount if you buy them early enough, too!)
Sounds like the sort of thing I should be doing, but getting to the left coast isn’t easy (it’s hard getting out of Maine- seriously). And, a trip to New Zealand has pretty much swallowed my finances. Perhaps next year…
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Definitely put BlogWorld on the calendar for next year, if you can! They did one in New York in May this year, and I suspect they’ll have another NY one next year … so that might be easier for you?
NY would be great. An eight hour drive is definitely doable and my brother-in-law lives in Conn. I’ll keep my eye out. Thanks, Ali.
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Really glad you’re going to be there Ali. I’ll be speaking as well this year and hope to be able to meet you in real life. Have a safe trip!!
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Awesome, hope to catch you there, Marcus! I’m hoping to make it to the networking breakfasts … 🙂
Thank you for writing this post. This information, in particular, was quite valuable.
I feel happy for you that you are going to attend this event. LA is an exciting place and the weather is great.
You are going make a presentation there: I am sure your speech will be a show-stopper.
Hope you meet many great people there and make lots of new friends too. Best wishes, as always. Cheers.
Thanks Archan! I’m sure I’ll enjoy LA … I’m hoping to fit in a bit of sight-seeing… 🙂
Congrats Ali – that’s fantastic! well done on getting a speaking gig there. I won’t make it this year but may get the virtual package. Have a fun time!
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Thanks Jo! 🙂 Hope you have a great time at virtual-BlogWorld, if you do go for that…!
I wish I could. Goodluck, you will do great. Look forward to more posts. Have a great day 🙂 Rochelle.
Thanks Rochelle! 🙂
Congratulations on the speaking engagement, Ali! I know you will do well because you are very passionate of what you do. I wish I could participate in those kind of activities, unfortunately I am from the other side of the world 🙂
May you find more opportunities in the Blog Expo, Ali. Good luck!
Thanks Shyxter! I’ll be blogging about what I learn at BlogWorld (very meta, that…!) so hopefully you’ll at least get a taste of it. 🙂
oh i wish i had the chance to get there!i would be so glad to hear you speaking and see you personally! but germany is a bit far from LA… although it would a nice trip! i have to ask my hubby:)
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If you do make it, let me know, Klara! 🙂
Ali i really wish i was there!!
you know what, had then been a little later i would have tried to be there but i am traveling 2 times in the next few month so cant travel a third time
wish you all the best , i would be great if you can bring us videos and pictures 🙂
Will do my best! 😀 It might be considerably more text and pictures than video (not too sure what my little digital camera can cope with… ;-))
I’ll be there! There aren’t that many talks by or for writers, so I look forward to catching yours!
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Awesome! 🙂 I’ll be hanging around for the whole conference, so I hope to get a chance to say hi!
It is sad I had missed the virtual ticket. It was an amazing offer. Anyway, I will mark the event in my calendar. The offer is just in time since I am going to do a lot of traveling as well. I am looking forward to join the experience.
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