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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2016, 09:39:12 AM »
Friendly bump. The next meetup is a few weeks away. Hope you can join us.


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2016, 03:59:56 PM »
I have to make one of these meetups! There's that small issue of having to drive 250 miles to get there, but it would be fun. MAYBE.. Thanks for making it happen, Alan.
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2016, 04:14:53 PM »
If I go, I'll stand across the street, watching... and watching... and hiding.
The place is actually one K from where I am. I don't know if it's my shyness, laziness or both that stops me from going in one of these things.  :P


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2016, 10:28:56 AM »
I hope you all can make it! The more, the merrier. And Lucas, we'll be on the lookout for someone in that leather mask lurking. Unless it's Folsom Street Fair time, you'll be easy to spot.  ;D

The first meetup is always a bit awkward. It's like the first day in a brand new school and you're on the bus trying to find a spot. But once you get settled in, it's great to meet other indies in person.


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2016, 11:23:17 AM »
Hope to see you there Lucas!
       

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2016, 02:49:43 PM »
We're just at about two weeks away bump.  ;D


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2016, 04:08:00 PM »
I'm hoping to bring a few extra people this time. I hope the weather's nice!

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2016, 08:25:07 AM »
I'm hoping to bring a few extra people this time. I hope the weather's nice!
Woo-hoo! The more, the merrier.

According to the weather peeps we're going to be walloped by rain starting today until the 15th, so hopefully by the 20th, it will be all blue skies and sunshine. The reason I skipped Feburary was because had been so wet in January and February was supposed to be the big El Nio month and of course, it was dry and sunny the whole month.


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #58 on: March 03, 2016, 09:12:54 AM »
According to the weather peeps we're going to be walloped by rain starting today until the 15th, so hopefully by the 20th, it will be all blue skies and sunshine. The reason I skipped Feburary was because had been so wet in January and February was supposed to be the big El Nio month and of course, it was dry and sunny the whole month.

This El Nino has been sneaky and mean.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2016, 05:19:08 PM »
10 days to meet up bump!


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2016, 07:17:13 PM »
Not going to make it this month - I have family staying that weekend. But I'll watch for the next one. :)

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2016, 01:11:58 PM »
Not going to make it this month - I have family staying that weekend. But I'll watch for the next one. :)
Watch this space. It will be in April. Have fun with the fam!


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2016, 01:56:11 PM »
ROBIN MASTERS HERE--
I just wanted to know if there is a space nearby where I could tie up my 300-foot yacht. Failing that, if there is someplace I could land a helicopter -- I have two on the fantail of my yacht. (Not all writers are poor, you know) You see the three Swedish Airline Stewardess coming with me have no real interest in public transportation. They have heard such bad stories....

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2016, 03:54:02 PM »
ROBIN MASTERS HERE--
I just wanted to know if there is a space nearby where I could tie up my 300-foot yacht. Failing that, if there is someplace I could land a helicopter -- I have two on the fantail of my yacht. (Not all writers are poor, you know) You see the three Swedish Airline Stewardess coming with me have no real interest in public transportation. They have heard such bad stories....
We're right across the street from Pier 40, so no problem to docking your yacht. But you'll have to give us a ride around the bay.  ;D


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2016, 09:18:03 AM »
Reminder bump. The meetup is coming up this Sunday!


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #65 on: March 19, 2016, 07:10:44 PM »
See you at the Meetup tomorrow (Sunday, March 20th).

Location: Crossroads Cafe (699 Delancy Street).
Time: 2:00 PM


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #66 on: March 19, 2016, 09:13:36 PM »
See you at the Meetup tomorrow (Sunday, March 20th).

Location: Crossroads Cafe (699 Delancy Street).
Time: 2:00 PM
  It looks like I can finally make it this time!  Looking forward to meeting other KBoarders in person :-D

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #67 on: March 19, 2016, 09:44:41 PM »
I'd love to go, but it's a 2 hour drive to SF these days, plus bridge toll, and then trying to find parking. (I'm in the Sacramento area).

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2016, 12:26:42 AM »
  It looks like I can finally make it this time!  Looking forward to meeting other KBoarders in person :-D

DMac

Awesome! Looking forward to meeting you.

@Vanstry, I understand, that would be quite a drive! But just an FYI for others thinking about it, there is plenty of free parking there (I'm talking about right in front of the cafe not a mile away). It's metered, but parking meters (except on the Embarcadero) are not enforced on Sundays, so free!  And I always make sure to schedule the meetup when there isn't a big thing going on like a Giants game, or Fleet week.  ;D
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #69 on: March 20, 2016, 06:06:31 PM »
Alan thanks for arranging the Meet-up! It was great to meet fellow-Kboarders in person (and also to re-meet some authors from the Indie UnConference -- great to see you again, Barb, Diane, Maureen! ) Impressive gathering, and I'm eager to meet up again next month.

BTW I was asking about "stalking" in terms of marketing, it's a term tossed around a lot at the unConf and on the Self Pub loop, but I wasn't sure exactly how it worked. Here's my question to the Self Pub/Author's Support Network, and a good answer describing it (not as creepy as it sounds ;-D)

Cheers,
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Keyword: Stalking -- Reading the Jane Friedman summary of her takeaway for authors from the Digital Book World conference (thank you for posting, Khloe Wren!) I noted the point about "stalking" [#3 -- "Identify just one person online who is the dream reader that youd like to clone.
Stalk that one person everywhereresearch their digital footprint ...(etc.)"]

I've heard similar advice from this group (online and in person at unCon) and altho I get the metaphor, the concept, the purpose, the value....what I don't entirely understand is HOW? How do you identify the dream reader, how do you "stalk" that reader? Or, similarly, "stalk" a best-selling author in your genre?
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For an author...newsletter, twitter, FB. Watch what they post and do. (Although my advice is to find up and coming authors, not just the big name b/c big names have such a fan base they aren't always marketing in a way that helps them find new readers, they don't need to do it and are more about solidifying brand. Often the most valuable stuff comes from people just a few steps ahead of you. YMMV) For readers, your Page Insights on your FB page can be super helpful. They'll give you gender, age, occupation. And from there, any reader who engages with you on Social Media you should profile. What do they like, post about, read?

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #70 on: March 21, 2016, 08:52:34 AM »
Alan thanks for arranging the Meet-up! It was great to meet fellow-Kboarders in person (and also to re-meet some authors from the Indie UnConference -- great to see you again, Barb, Diane, Maureen! ) Impressive gathering, and I'm eager to meet up again next month.

BTW I was asking about "stalking" in terms of marketing, it's a term tossed around a lot at the unConf and on the Self Pub loop, but I wasn't sure exactly how it worked. Here's my question to the Self Pub/Author's Support Network, and a good answer describing it (not as creepy as it sounds ;-D)

Cheers,
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Deb McIntyre   8:35am Mar 15
Keyword: Stalking -- Reading the Jane Friedman summary of her takeaway for authors from the Digital Book World conference (thank you for posting, Khloe Wren!) I noted the point about "stalking" [#3 -- "Identify just one person online who is the dream reader that youd like to clone.
Stalk that one person everywhereresearch their digital footprint ...(etc.)"]

I've heard similar advice from this group (online and in person at unCon) and altho I get the metaphor, the concept, the purpose, the value....what I don't entirely understand is HOW? How do you identify the dream reader, how do you "stalk" that reader? Or, similarly, "stalk" a best-selling author in your genre?
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For an author...newsletter, twitter, FB. Watch what they post and do. (Although my advice is to find up and coming authors, not just the big name b/c big names have such a fan base they aren't always marketing in a way that helps them find new readers, they don't need to do it and are more about solidifying brand. Often the most valuable stuff comes from people just a few steps ahead of you. YMMV) For readers, your Page Insights on your FB page can be super helpful. They'll give you gender, age, occupation. And from there, any reader who engages with you on Social Media you should profile. What do they like, post about, read?

Thanks for coming, Deb and for the follow-up. It was great to meet you and other newcomers.

We had our best turnout to date, so that was very exciting! And thanks Diane for getting new indies to come.  ;D

We talked about our projects, promotions, ideas, covers, TOC drama, weird niche genres, and more!

Stay tuned to this thread or sign up to the meetup mailing list (http://alanpetersen.com/kboards-wc-meetup/) for info on the next meetup in late April (I have to check dates).


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #71 on: March 21, 2016, 03:32:55 PM »
Awesome! Looking forward to meeting you.

@Vanstry, I understand, that would be quite a drive! But just an FYI for others thinking about it, there is plenty of free parking there (I'm talking about right in front of the cafe not a mile away). It's metered, but parking meters (except on the Embarcadero) are not enforced on Sundays, so free!  And I always make sure to schedule the meetup when there isn't a big thing going on like a Giants game, or Fleet week.  ;D

I wonder if I tried to set one up in Sacramento if anyone would show? No idea how many indies are around here.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #72 on: March 21, 2016, 06:32:21 PM »
It was great meeting everyone on Sunday. We had a lively discussion down at our end of the table, and I really enjoyed it. Sorry I didn't get to talk to folks at the other end of the table; maybe next time?

Long drive for me, but I'll try to come again soon.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #73 on: March 21, 2016, 06:33:52 PM »
John Van Stry, you're definitely not alone in the Central Valley. I might be able to wrangle a couple of people to come if you set up a time/place.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: Sunday, March 20, 2016
« Reply #74 on: March 22, 2016, 09:13:02 AM »
I wonder if I tried to set one up in Sacramento if anyone would show? No idea how many indies are around here.
There's a new meetup group in L.A., so you could give it a try. I would suggest you pick a place and date and start a thread with "Sacramento Meetup" in the subject line and see how it goes.


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