SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Vickie Mullins, entrepreneur, author, publishing consultant
Book Distribution Specialist
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
Camaraderie for writers and speaker/member book signings
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner
Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance
WHEN: Wednesday – Jan 29th, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm
HOW: PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or [email protected] See Details Below
WHY: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with businesses relating to writing, publishing, camaraderie and support.
6:45 p.m. SPEAKER Vickie Mullins – Books can’t get sold unless they are marketed. But if they don’t have an avenue of distribution, all the marketing in the world won’t do any good. So let’s talk distribution. Printed book distribution comes in all shapes and sizes, and much of it depends on strategy. Costs vary, responsibilities vary, outcomes vary, but ultimately it comes down to what the author chooses to do with available resources.
Vickie Mullins will be sharing distribution strategies and resources she’s personally been using and fine-tuning for the last 6 years, strategies that have moved thousands of her books into the hands of happy readers and kept the greatest returns in her pocket.
BIO Vickie’s passion for book production began in college where she completed a degree in Journalism. The design and creation of multi-page documents was the catalyst for her founding Mullins Creative, Inc., a boutique graphic design firm that has created book covers and interiors since 1991.
In 2005, Vickie authored her first book of what grew to be a series of eight titles. She soon discovered the strategies and potential sales opportunities associated with Special Market Campaigns and began selling books in her series, I Want You To Know Me …, by the thousands.
Since 2007, she has been shepherding authors through the self-publishing process, enabling them to maintain control and ownership of their books while they maximize the revenue from their book sales. www.MullinsCreative.comwww.IWantYouToKnowMe.comwww.PerfectBoundMarketing.com
See notes below for dinner fees, meeting format and location directions. Thank you.
MENU: A light dinner – salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.
NEW dinner prices and NEW menu items – enjoy!
COST: price increase: members $25 and guests $28 – please RSVP early – thank you
CHECKS or cash: Please make check payable to (SSWW) Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at check-in. Thank you for the help.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00. All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table – always a lot of good INFO for you.
DIRECTIONS: Located in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Old Town. Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is to the rear – two large lots. Note: best to enter from the side elevator for the 4th Floor Grille – NOT the main lobby.
From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west. Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side drive at 4th Floor Grille – take that elevator. Note awning marked 4th Floor Grille on the Chaparral side. This is the easiest way – NOT through the main lobby. Welcome!
Goals of the Group
- Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
- Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
- Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
- Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
- Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
- Encourage participation by members as presenters, mentors, judges and volunteers
- Support and challenge each other to always be writing
- Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
- Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams