Shadow and Light: A Q&A with Brand Authority, Regina Wamba

Utopia authenticity, book marketing, branding, creativity, inspirational

So, I have this membership group called Lift As You Climb Corps. It’s a paid membership for creative entrepreneurs who want to be surrounded by collaborative, innovative peers and influencers. In this group, I periodically bring in experts for Q&A sessions with the members on relevant topics that can sometimes go to the “dark places” where our fear, vulnerability, and …

Get Your Swag in the #UTOPiA2016 Survivor Packs

Utopia book marketing

Get your swag, book, merch, promo item, discount coupon or other item in the hands of EVERY attendee, panelist and participant at ‪#‎UTOPiA2016‬ — writers, readers, designers, agents, editors, filmmakers, photographers, formatters and more! And get 50% OFF the cost of the official #UTOPiA2016 Reader-Writer Survivor Pack insertion in January. Enter promo code WelcomeBag at checkout http://utopia2016.eventbrite.com Offer ends January …

#utopYA2015 Keynote Speaker, Lauren Miller answers questions about time travel, book marketing & more!

Utopia Authors, book marketing, Craft, For the fans, Speakers

To prove to herself that becoming a mother and entering parenthood wouldn’t zap her creativity, Yale University, Berkeley law grad, and author, Lauren Miller set out to write a novel in the first 100 days of her child’s life. She blogged about it in an experiment called “Embrace the Detour” and ended up with a two-book deal from Harper Teen and her …

Keynote Speaker, Denise Grover Swank, answers fan questions

Utopia Authors, book marketing, For the fans, Speakers

Today we deliver to you the second in our series with our keynote speakers where they answer your (and our) questions!! A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Denise Grover Swank, is well-versed in multiple genres, from contemporary romance to the paranormal. Denise and her Rose Gardner Mysteries series are nominated for several utopYA Awards this year, and we are looking forward to hearing her speak …

Earlybird Ticket Price ENDS Saturday for #utopYA2015

Utopia Announcements, Authors, Bloggers, book marketing, Craft, Exhibitors, For the fans, Speakers

This is the last week to grab your tickets to #utopYA2015 at the Earlybird level prices. We’ve packed serious value into both the Standard Package and the VIP Package. Check this out: Earlybird Standard Ticket :: ONLY $90 4.5-day pass to the utopYA convention (utopYAcon) — Continental breakfast included each day (first come, first served) June 17 – 21, 2015 …

UtopYA 2015 Panel Sessions Announced

Utopia Announcements, book marketing, Craft, For the fans, Panel Sessions

It’s time to announce the 2015 panel sessions. I want to thank everyone who made suggestions for amazing new panels, some of which you will see below. This year we tried to create a couple of tracks — one for beginners, and one for those looking to expand, grow and do bigger better business. We do have several fan panels, too. …

Look through the lens with Regina Wamba of Mae I Design

Utopia book marketing, Sponsors

Recently I had the overwhelming pleasure to interview the utopYAcon goddess behind the lens, Regina Wamba of Mae I Design. Not only is she super cool, but she is astoundingly talented. Once again, Regina and Mae I Design will be a part of utopYAcon, and we at utopYA HQ couldn’t be happier. For those who don’t know this amazing woman, …

The Protostar Giveaway

Utopia Announcements, book marketing, Sweepstakes

A protostar is the first step in a stellar evolution…or…the birth of a star. I’m over the moon to share with you a giveaway that was made possible because of the generosity of the following companies — InkSlinger PR, Starling Magic, Whit & Ware, Timid Monster, Mae I Design — who immediately jumped at the chance to be part of …