2019 Smarter Artist Summit: Going Pro

Blaine went to the final Smarter Artist Summit this year to learn from industry experts on how to write and sell more books and intellectual property. He's been going for the past 3 years and every year he comes back and shares his notes and what he's learned, and this year is no different.

This year's over-arching topic was “Going Pro”, and Blaine shared his notes on topics such as:

  • The advantages of a professional mastermind
  • The power of persuasion (with Dave Lackhani)
  • Working with business professionals such as accountants, lawyers, and insurance brokers
  • Writing better stories faster (with Bonnie Johnston)
  • Selling Intellectual Property to Hollywood (with Derek Frederickson)
  • Outsmarting the Amazon algorithms
  • 9 things successful authors do right (with Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt)
  • How to work with professional cover designers (with Dan Van Oss)
  • Using a newsletter to build an army of superfans (with Tammi Labrecque)
  • Plus Blaine's favorite panel the last few years: The Industry Experts Panel, where guests from Kobo, Draft2Digital, BookFunnel, StoryShop, Findaway Voices, and Written Word Media answer audience questions

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