Last Saturday I attended the first (of what will surely be many) Digital Publishing Workshop for Authors hosted by Evo Terra and Jeff Moriarty of ePublish Unum. This is a relatively new venture for Evo and Jeff for helping authors embrace what it means to be a "digital author". The eight hour workshop covered some excellent and diverse topics that were good for writers at all stages of the game.
For myself, as a self-published author and podcaster, my goals going into the event were probably different than most. I am by no means an expert and still consider promotion my weakness. Where I'm at as a writer right now is wanting to keep my novel on folks' radar (without being obnoxious) while still working on my prequels, sequels, and other procrastinations, and still keeping my day job.
I left the workshop with lots of notes, more ideas, and believe it or not, confidence. This is because I had confirmation of some things I knew, validation of some of my long-held beliefs, and good reasons to change some of my other practices. I also met some really cool folks including fellow Podiobooks.com author Marc Vale.
All in all a good time was had, with good food and great conversations, and oh yeah, I learned a thing or dozen. I know Jeff and Evo are hard at work on new workshops, smaller sessions focusing on specific subjects, plus course materials and other innovative ways to help authors. We live in interesting times, but after this, things can only get better.