Is the CDBaby conference worth it? Not for me. Here’s what I learned in Nashville in 2018

From 24 – 26 August, I attended the 2018 CDBaby Independent Musicians Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. My main reason for going to was to learn the “unknown unknowns”—the things I don’t know about in the music industry that I should be doing to help spread my music. To date, my digital marketing efforts haven’t yieldedContinue reading “Is the CDBaby conference worth it? Not for me. Here’s what I learned in Nashville in 2018”

Writing, Marketing, and Publishing Lessons I Learned from Attending BookBaby’s #IndieAuthorCon in Philly

From November 3rd through 5th, I attended BookBaby’s Independent Author Convention at the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. While I wasn’t blown away by the conference or its speakers, I gained useful insight into the book publishing process for independent authors, including marketing and publicity planning and perspectives on how and when and from whomContinue reading “Writing, Marketing, and Publishing Lessons I Learned from Attending BookBaby’s #IndieAuthorCon in Philly”