Saturday, November 18, 2017
Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA
The Beast that Surrounds Us:
What Writers Should Know about Amazon
CEO of Smashwords
Publishing Trends Luminary
Mark Coker is one of the most candid and accessible visionaries of the changing publishing landscape. In 2010 The Wall Street Journal named him one of “Eight Stars of Self-Publishing.” In 2013 and 2014, Forbes named his company as one of America’s Top 100 Most Promising Companies. Mark is a long-time advisor to technology and media startups. In 1999 he launched BestCalls.com, later owned and operated by the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. He founded Dovetail Public Relations, an award-winning Silicon Valley PR firm that specialized in technology startups. Mark is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and a contributing columnist for the Huffington Post. In 2008, he launched Smashwords, which has grown to become the world’s biggest ebook and indie book distributor. His broad knowledge of publishing makes him a favorite at corporate, business, and writers conferences. Through visuals and easy-to-grasp data, Mark will address publishing trends, including Amazon and the implications for writers. He is a must-hear for writers of all genres and formats.
Luncheon 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Early Bird special 10:45 – Are You Ready for a Business Plan? presented by Larry Mandelberg
- Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
- Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers
- The meeting fee includes speaker, lunch and beverage
- Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA
The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemens offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent food.