Are you a writer who wants to become more skilled at using Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? A writer who wants to glide through the maze of self-publishing, while avoiding its pitfalls? Or, do you desire a heart-to-heart with an attorney who can cut through the gobbledygook of contract language? Then Caroline Miller’s third season of free seminars is the place to be. Attend one or all. Still free.
All sessions held Saturdays between 2-3 p.m. at Another Read Through (3932 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland – No handicap access.) Please register by email at least a day prior to the event. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Limited seating.
Saturday, June 29. 2-3 p.m. Fellene Gaylord, Creative Chief of Sirius Media, reveals the secrets behind Search Engine Optimization, (SEO). That’s the method Google and other search engines use to help people find your website. These mysterious and ever-changing algorithms underlie every action we take on the web. That’s why SEO alone has become an industry worth 65 billion in 2016. Hiring an SEO expert can easily cost more than your website did. To help writers find their way, Fellene will cover topics like keywords, content structure, and linking strategies. Attendees will leave with a checklist of action items and a fresh way of looking at their web content.
Saturday, July 13. 2-3 p.m. Susan Stoner, author of the popular Sage Adair historical mysteries, has had a long and successful career working with self-publishing companies like KDP, Ingrams, and Smashword. She’s put together information and a handout on the “why fors” and “how-tos” of engaging with these companies without falling into common pitfalls. As a former attorney, she will also review the Supreme Court’s decision on copyright and suggest some economic strategies to protect original content without a big expense.
Saturday, July 27. 2-3 p.m. Bert P. Krages is an intellectual property attorney, and author of two books: Legal Handbook for Photographers and The Photography Exercise Book. He will discuss the nuts and bolts of the law a writer should know, including copyright, royalties and key provisions of a publishing contract. Anyone with a question on writing and the law should register, which probably means everyone. But remember, seating is limited.