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Back by popular demand! Don’t miss the chance to take advantage of this exciting NABJ convention offer –The NABJ Authors Showcase & Bookstore. This event will be held during the 36th NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair August 3-7, 2011 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

This unique member benefit and convention-long showcase provides opportunities for NABJ members to promote their books, and offers aspiring authors expert advice on how-to write, sell, and market that manuscript.

Authors Showcase Program:

The showcase program event will be held in the exhibit hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The program will include publishing workshops, author presentations, and author book signings to be held on August 4-5, 2011. The showcase culminates on Saturday, August 5, 2011.

The program also consists of three panel discussions:

"When Media Becomes the Memoir"

Description: Panelists discuss the nuts and bolts of transforming the life stories of their work experiences and observations as working journalists into book projects worthy of publication.

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

Date: Thursday, August 4th


"Beyond Journalism 101: Exploring Other Genres Beyond the Workplace"

Description: Many journalists are taking their talents to other genres. This panel explores the important points to ensure that the transition to fiction writing, and self help genres is a successful one.

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

Date: Friday, August 5th


"Self Publishing: The Alternative To Finding a Publisher"

Description: This panel will outline what it takes to go solo in successfully launching a book project, with a heavy emphasis on writing, editing, marketing in both the real and viral world of social media and e-publishing.

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

Time: Saturday, August 6th


Authors Showcase Bookstore:

The authors showcase bookstore gives selected authors the opportunity to promote and sell their books throughout the conference.

Bookstore Hours:

Thursday, August 4th, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Friday, August 5th, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday, August 6th, 8:00am to 12:00pm

Please check back periodically for book signing hours and locations.

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