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Webinar 4: Julie Hedlund presents The Author as Entrepreneur – Surviving (and Thriving In) the Publishing Revolution

Date(s) - 04/24/2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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While the storm-cloud of changes in the publishing industry continue to swirl around us, one thing is certain. In order to succeed as an scbwilogo72 (2)author or illustrator in the 21st century, you must be an entrepreneur. Whether you plan to traditionally publish, self-publish, e-publish, or take a hybrid approach, you must advocate for yourself and your work. You need to find a community and build an audience. Having an author platform is important, but it is not enough. You need to treat your books and your writing as a business. In this webinar, children's author Julie Hedlund will show you the tools and skills you need to create a thriving business from your writing. You will come away feeling empowered and inspired to achieve your writing business goals. Better yet, you will realize that doing so is NOT scary, will NOT take all of your writing time away, and is creative and FUN!


JulieHedlundHeadShot (2)Presenter Julie Hedlund is a Children’s author and Freelance Writer.  Julie’s book, A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS, was released in print form by Little Bahalia Publishing in October 2013 after first being published as interactive storybook app for the iPad, A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS, followed by A SHIVER OF SHARKS.

Julie is the creator of Julie Hedlund’s Template for Storybook App Proposals and the founder and host of the 12 x 12 picture book writing challenge, with more than 500 members. She is a monthly contributor on Katie Davis’ Brain Burps About Books children’s literature podcast, a contributing editor on the subject of 21st century publishing for Children’s Book Insider, and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers (SCBWI), the Children’s Book Hub. She has been a speaker at SCBWI, O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing, and other children’s publishing industry events.








Leslie headshotModerator: Leslie Helakoski

 Leslie Helakoski is the Co-Regional Advisor for SCBWI-MI. She is a former graphic designer and copy writer which sparked her interest in combining art and text in picture books. She is the author and sometimes illustrator of eight humorous picture books — two of which have been selected as Michigan Reads! books by the State Library of Michigan — and has been a member of SCBWI since 1997. Her books Big Chickens and Big Chickens Fly the Coop received starred reviews and Woolbur was nominated for awards in 11 different states as well as being a Book Sense Hot Pick. Her newest book, Doggone Feet! was chosen by Scholastic as a best books for math in their teachers' publication. She brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to our region.

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