Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Patrick Snow presents "Becoming a Best-Selling Author - 21 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing, Publishing and Promoting Your Book"

Patrick Snow Presents:

Becoming a Best-Selling Author

21 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing, Publishing and Promoting Your Book

Friday, September 1, 2017 at Great American Book Festival & Writers' Conference. Downtown Rapid City, South Dakota

Patrick Snow is an international best-selling author, professional keynote speaker, publishing, speaking and book marketing coach. He first discovered his gift for speaking at the age of 17 while giving the pre-game speeches to his high school football team. Since then, Patrick has electrified more than 3,000 audiences on four continents to create their individual and organizational destinies.

As a publishing coach, he has mentored more than 1,000 clients throughout the world to successfully publish their fiction, non-fiction, memoir, legacy, or children's book.

Patrick's "DESTINY" message has been recognized on TV, in magazines, and in major newspapers such as The New York Times. His book and family photo was also featured as a cover story in the December 5th, 2002, issue of USA TODAY. He was also recently featured in a Spanish edition of Forbes Magazine.

Patrick is author of the international bestseller, Creating Your Own Destiny, which has sold upwards of one million copies in five languages and 108 countries worldwide since its first printing in 2001. As a result, this book and his second book, The Affluent Entrepreneur, have both been purchased by John Wiley & Sons in NY and have been republished under the Wiley imprint. He is also a contributing author to numerous other books including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction. Patrick's newest book, Boy Entrepreneur was published in September 2014. His next book, Providing Massive Value will be published in the months to come.

Originally from Michigan, Patrick graduated from the University of Montana in 1991. He lived in the Seattle area for more than 20 years until April 2013, when he and his fiancé, Nicole, have moved to Maui, Hawaii (where he continues to build his speaking, coaching and consulting business).

Announcing the Great American Book Festival & Writers' Conference Keynote Speaker - Polly Letofsky, the Only Woman to Walk Around the World!

Keynote Speaker

Polly Letofsky

and author of 3MPH presents:

On August 1, 1999, Polly Letofsky left her Colorado home and headed west. She traveled across 4 continents, 22 countries, and over 14,000 miles -- by foot -- to become the first woman to walk around the world.
As an awareness campaign for breast cancer, survivors and well-wishers around the world came out to walk with her. Every day strangers welcomed her into their homes and shared meals.  Across four continents she had dinner conversations with poets, politicians, country singers, olive growers, pig farmers and the female bomb maker in Australia.  The world had embraced her.

But in the middle of Polly’s five-year journey, the world suddenly shifted on its axis when September 11 flung us all into a crossroads in world history.

Polly’s GlobalWalk has been featured in over 2,000 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations around the world including Good Housekeeping, CNN International, The CBS Early Show, NBC’s Your Total Health, and Fine Living Channel’s Radical Sabbatical. A documentary Polly’s GlobalWalk has been aired on PBS around the country. Her book, 3mph: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World has been awarded 6 national awards, including Best Memoir at the 2011 Writer’s Digest Best Book Awards.  She also narrated her audio book.

To rapt audiences, she richly details her journey with humor and honest reflection, the good times and the hardships. Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always inspirational, Polly’s program personifies the spirit of commitment and perseverance that will compel you to conquer life’s challenges -- one step at a time.

GREAT AMERICAN BOOK FESTIVAL & WRITERS' CONFERENCE - Labor Day Weekend in the City of Presidents

Authors from around the globe will be in attendance at this year’s festival. Below are just a few of the events slated to take place in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival.  All events will be held downtown in  Rapid City.  Final dates, times and locations to be announced.  The Book Festival, as well as most conference events, are FREE and open to the public.

Great American Writers' Conference - Friday, September 1, 2017

Great American Lit Walk - Friday, September 1, 2017

Great American Book Festival - Saturday, September 2, 2017

For complete schedule, times and locations visit GABfest.info

The Black Hills region is known for its love of culture and the arts and is home to a vibrant and thriving community.

Rapid City, the second largest city in South Dakota, is close to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monuments.  A major world-wide destination for tourism, the Black Hills Region receives over THREE MILLION tourists annually, with Labor Day Weekend receiving a significant number of visitors from around the world.

Located in the heart of downtown Rapid City, Main Street Square is home to year-round festivals and events attended by local residents as well as by tourists who come to the region in droves each year.

In 2015 alone, over a quarter of a million visitors participated in various events at Rapid City’s Main Street Square, with an average attendance of 13,000 visitors at their signature events.

For more informaton visit: GABfest.info