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So in case you missed it, Mister Money Mustache is having a meet up in Ottawa on July 20…aka tomorrow. By odd quirk of fate I will be in Ottawa that day as we pass through on our summer vacation. So if you plan to attend feel free to find me there. At least for the early part of the evening… we have the kids with us and I will likely need to leave around 8 or 8:30pm.
Wow, I can’t believe that I’m leaving tomorrow to attend CPFC12 this weekend! Where has the time gone…oh right I’m running an election campaign right now for school board trustee. 😉
Anyway, I am very excited to be both attending and speaking at this conference. It will be nice to share ideas with so many bloggers and industry people. It will also be nice to finally meet so many people I’ve emailed or commented on each other blogs for years. For example, FT from Million Dollar Journey will be there and I finally get to meet him even when we started our blogs about the same time over five years ago. It will also be exciting for the Canadian Dream blog team as I’m finally going to get to meet my Ontario writers, Dave and Sheryl, in person.
So what exactly am I speaking about at the conference? My talk is “Blog to Book: Self Publishing” where I take a hard look at what I did right when I self published Free at 45 and what went right and what went wrong. Some points I will be discussing include:
- Print vs Ebook: It is a false choice.
- How it is easy to lose money publishing.
- Book Pricing is an art form – too little is just as bad as too much.
- Printing options are about your business model.
- Books are never finished…they just get released.
I hope you have a good weekend as well and I’ll be providing my thoughts on the conference next week.