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FAPAcon2022 has Podcasting and Social Media for Authors

FAPAcom2022, the annual conference of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, is scheduled for July 29-30 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace hotel in Orlando. A hotel group rate discount is available for FAPA members.

Attendees can choose from six 75-minute workshops on Friday afternoon—some for beginners to the publishing industry and some for those who are more experienced. Friday’s workshops will deal with podcasting, cover design and social media.

Saturday’s sessions will feature four topics: Getting into Bookstores, Writing Query Letters and Synopses, Print on Demand, and Illustrations. Sponsors and vendors will be available to answer questions about their products and services.

Craig Pittman, author and environmental journalist, will be the keynote speaker.

Friday evening will feature a networking session on The Veranda at the hotel.

Saturday evening will see the President’s Book Awards ceremony with gold, silver, and bronze medals going to more than 80 authors from across the country.


The Friday Workshops include Podcasting and
Social Media for Authors.

Rosanna Catalano, April O’Leary, and Chris Gibson scheduled to speak at FAPAcon2022.

Catalano FAPAcon photo

Rosanna Catalano
Chair of The Florida Bar Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee for lawyer lobbyists.

1:00 – 2:15 PM – Friday, July 29, 2022

What should I know about Audio Books, Podcasting, Video Streaming, and the
Metaverse to Grow your Audience/Business

Rosanna’s varied background as a lobbyist, trial attorney, television news producer, professor, university dean, career coach, and chief agency administrator allows her to provide her clients with a unique perspective and skill set for solving problems, storytelling, and creating successful strategies.

Website: rocketshipconsultants.com

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April O'Leary FAPAcon photo

April O’Leary
Founder of O’Leary Publishing & Host of the “I’m Booked” Podcast

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Friday, July 29, 2022

Starting a Podcast for Authors

April O’Leary is the Founder of O’Leary Publishing and the author of six books. She is committed to creating books that exceed the industry standards for her aspiring authors. Because of her knowledge of the industry trends, and her team of seasoned professionals, their titles frequently achieve top rankings on Amazon. She a member of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), and is a judge for their national Benjamin Franklin book awards contest. She is also the host of the I’m Booked podcast.

Website: www.olearypublishing.com

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Chris Gibson FAPAcon photo

Chris Gibson 
Best-selling Author & YouTube creator

2:30 – 3:45 PM – Friday, July 29, 2022

Social Media for Authors 101 

Chris Gibson is a sought after Skin Care Expert, and Holistic Health Coach/Esthetician. He is also the Best-Selling Author of the Acclaimed Book Acne Free In 3 Days (1 Million+ Copies Sold) and has a very successful YouTube channel Chris Gibson Live! The YouTube channel (111K+ subscribers) is dedicated to providing expert information and product reviews on skin care and wellness topics for both skin issues and anti-aging. His social media reach is well over 200K, increasing every day, and can bring you more listeners and subscribers. He was recently featured in USA Today on the topic “7 Freaky Chemicals In Your Skin Care Products and How to Avoid Them”. Chris has been popularly featured on CBS, ABC Family, Fox News, The Daily Buzz, and numerous lifestyle television and radio shows across the country and in Canada. He is able to help authors apply new social media skills and technology to expand their reach and increase book sales.

Website: www.youtube.com/chrisgibsonlive and chrisgibsonlive.com

More information on speakers and topics will be showcased in upcoming issues of Hallard Press Gazette. To register for FAPAcon2022, see the schedule, and make hotel reservations visit https://myfapa.org/fapacon

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