Time out for excuses! Publish your book at the

Thirteenth Annual

Pen to Paper Literary Symposium!


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Saturday, October 1, 2016

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM General Session

2:15 PM to 5:00 PM Master Session

Central State University – Dayton Campus Auditorium

 840 Germantown Street Dayton, OH 45402

Your General Session registration includes

continental breakfast, lunch, conference material, giveaways and

volumes of information from publishing experts!


Space is limited so only serious aspiring authors please!

Only $99

Register by August 1, 2016 for these added bonuses:

  • Save $20 on registration
  • Self-Publishing Made Easy Passionate Writing Journal (valued at $15)
  • Thirty-minute complimentary mentoring session with Val (valued at $125)

Invest in your dream today for only $79

and earn $160 in incentive bonuses!

       Pen of the Writer-Write Your Book

Are you ready to become a published author

sooner than later?

Then the Master Session is for you!

After experiencing the benefits of the General Session, you will

  • Learn how to prep your manuscript using MS Word
  • Create your Kindle account
  • Set-up, upload and review your short story
  • Master promotional strategies to launch your eBook
  • Participants of the Master Session will receive assignments by email prior to the conference
  • A laptop is recommended

Your Master Session registration includes the General Session,

pre-conference assignments and step-by-step instructions to publish your eBook to Kindle.

Only $129 through September 1, then $199!

    Pen of the Writer Author

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9:00 AM

Registration and continental breakfast

9:30 AM

The Bestseller is in the Detail – Part I

Despite the cliché, readers judge a book by its cover AND content. Avoid the top eleven writing mistakes made by most new writers. Learn to write from an editor’s perspective. Discover strategies to overcome writer’s block. Follow these easy steps to make your book a national treasure.

The Bestseller is in the Detail – Part II

Using prompts, exercises and the information from Part I, you’ll try your hand at writing and critiquing.

11:30 AM


12:00 PM

Self-Publishing Made Easy

With polished manuscript in hand, what’s next? Self-publish? Vanity press? Print-On-Demand? With Self-Publishing Made Easy, Valerie J. Lewis Coleman will save you thousands of dollars, hours of research and mountains of frustration. Avoid the top five mistakes made by 95% of all new authors. Get industry secrets publishers don’t want you to know. This expert problem solver will navigate you through the mysterious labyrinth of self-publishing to make publishing quick, easy and affordable!

2:00 PM – General Session Wrap-Up

2:15 PM – Master Session

eBook Publishing

Advances in technology afford more aspiring authors the opportunity to publish their works. In this session, participants will be guided through the process of publishing a short story to Amazon.  From interior and cover design to pricing, publishing and promoting, you’ll leave this conference with an eBook on Kindle! NOTE: This session requires completion of assignments that will be emailed prior to the conference.

4:30 PM

Wrap-up and Surveys

 Can’t make the live conference?

Want to avoid the hassle of travel and lodging?

 The Self-Publishing Made Easy DVD set is just for you!

From the convenience of your home, you’ll get

  • Expert publishing training
  • Insider secrets about the book business
  • Detailed information to start your writing career
  • Proven techniques to save you thousands of dollars, mountains of frustration and more!

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Comments from previous attendees…

“Valerie, you’re the Dr. Oz of publishing. When are you coming back to Oklahoma?”

Attorney Carl Lewis said, “You have to bring this event to Cincinnati!”

Dr. Marva L. Mitchell said, “The conference and venue were great!”

Wendy Beckman, professional editor and published author, said, ‘I’ve been asking you for years to do this conference in Cincinnati. Now’s the time!”

“Valerie’s explanation of self-publishing came right on time! She provided some great nuggets of wisdom!”

“I liked the wide variety of information presented without hesitation!”

“Since I’m new to publishing, it was great to learn all aspects of the business!”

“I recommend this symposium to any author!”

“This was my first time attending. I plan to return next year!”

“Everything was excellent and worth it. I enjoyed the promptness!”

“The symposium gets better year after year!”

“It exceeded my expectations!”

“OMG! I loved everything!”