Workshops & Conferences
Do You Go to Conferences?
I believe attending workshops and conferences can be a learning experience not only for new authors but also for those who've been in the industry for years. You'll get writing tips, network with other authors and even market yourself and your books.
ChatEbooks recently posted https://www.chatebooks.com/blog-Dont-Want-to-Join-Book-Clubs-Try-Finding-a-Book-Buddy-Instead
For something a little different, but well worth the money - try one of the Random House "open house" events. They have a few each year. But be alert, know when the tickets go on sale. This past event sold out in less than 34 minutes. Yes, minutes.
It's geared for the readers, but as a writer, I learned so much about the business by attending. It's like playing for a decent college baseball team, and then getting to spend the day with the Yankees. Or Red Sox. Or insert name of your team here.
Check it out here http://www.randomhousebooks.com/events/ Bonus: you get free books, snacks, and wine.