CAPA has three different chapters/meeting locations. Members are welcome and encouraged to participate in all meetings.
CAPA Southwest meetings are the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm (virtual)
CAPA Central meetings are the third Saturday of each month at 10:30am (Avon Senior Center)
CAPA Southeast meetings are the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm (Groton Library)
Have questions? Reach out to us HERE.
Not a member yet? Guests can attend up to 2 meetings free to give CAPA a try. Reach out HERE if you have any questions.
Saturday, May 20
9:30 Targeted Coffee Chats (Casual breakout sessions; network and chat with other writers about specific topics. Writing, publishing, marketing, editing and more.)
10:30 Speaker Presentation
How to Promote Your Book
An interactive workshop with publishing expert Jan Yager, Ph.D.
In person at Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Road, Avon, CT 06001
Jan’s been doing book publicity — or getting it for herself– for decades. She’s seen how the book industry has changed over the years especially in the last decade, with the growth of self-publishing and hybrid publishers. This interactive workshop, developed from her new book, HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOK, just published by Square One Publishers, will help authors of all publishers, whether commercial houses, hybrid, or self-published, to harness the power of a well-written press/media kit as well as using social media to gain that all important WOM- Word of Mouth – publicity. You can do publicity yourself or, if you do decide to hire a publicist, Jan will share some tips about how to choose someone who is best for you and your book. And if you’re still in the writing stage of your new book, that’s okay. It’s never too soon to start thinking about, and planting the seeds, for a more effective book promotion campaign!
For more on Jan, on her 50+ award-winning books, translated into 35 languages, visit her main website: https://www.drjanyager.com. (The website for her small press, Hannacroix Creek Books, Inc., is being redesigned and relaunched soon.) Jan knows, first-hand, that it does not matter if your publisher is Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, or you are self-published, you the author are the key to your book’s publicity.
About the Workshop Leader
Jan’s been on several cross-country and international author tours beginning with her first books, The Vegetable Passion and Meatless Cooking: Celebrity Style, published by Scribner and Grove Press, respectively, when she was twenty-seven. In addition to pitching other authors for bookstore, library, TV, radio, and podcast media opportunities, Jan’s been on Oprah, The View, CBS The Early Show, CBS Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, NPR, and other major shows. For more on Jan, go to: https://www.drjanyager.com
Saturday, June 17
Anthology 101: How to Become a “Published Author” without All the Hassles
by Allia Zobel Nolan
An important point any agent or publisher wants to know about you is “Have you been published before?” Having your work in an Anthology helps. It ticks that box that says “Yes, I’m a published author. I’m on Amazon.” And for those already published, being an anthology contributor is just one more feather in your cap. Still, there’s more to the process than meets the eye. Find out what you need to know before you submit (payment, author copies, rights, originality, venue, your SM part, etc.); tips for upping your chances of being chosen, and the contributor benefits…and negatives…at the June 17 CAPA presentation by Allia Zobel Nolan, author of the Indie Award Winning Anthology: Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now…Before We Forget, and her two latest titles: Heavenly Headbutts: Reflections of Hope about Cats and Eternity, and Why a Cat Is Still Better than a Man,
Annual summer picnic
Dennis Schleicher: Marketing Workshop
More info coming soon