Thursday, June 09, 2011
FWA June 14, 2011 Meeting - Rik Feeney Speaker!!!
Digital books are the wave of the future. Even if you publish traditionally, the additional
markets available through digital books is enormous. Learn the basics so you can get
your books published digitally, in most cases within 24 hours (and for free!), on popular
e-readers like the Kindle, the Nook, the Sony E-reader, and online through Barnes and
Noble’s Pubit, Google Editions, and many more digital outlets. After this talk, you will be
able to publish a digital book today!
Books are not the only thing you can publish digitally. You can also publish short stories,
poems, recipes, white papers, short reports, and booklets. It’s a great way to support
and market your fiction writing. You can literally feed your fiction addiction by writing
non-fiction! Tomorrow there will be several new digitally published authors at this
conference. Will you be one of them?
Participants will learn:
1. How to prepare digital documents.
2. How to publish digital documents.
3. How to develop digital documents from one-page reports to multi-page books.
Rik Feeney – Brief Biography
Rik Feeney adapted his love of reading, writing, and gymnastics to become a published
author of more than 48 books, reports, and CD’s on the sport and business of
gymnastics as well as a book coach, author web page designer, and promotional expert
for aspiring authors.
Rik received a Bachelor of Arts in Writing & Literature from Vermont College of Norwich
University in 2003. He is currently a columnist for AllExperts.com answering questions in
two categories; Publishing and Self Publishing, and the sport of Gymnastics.
He currently works with authors and self-publishers as a book development and
marketing coach, providing insight and information to help new writers leap beyond the
mundane but financially treacherous concerns of publishing.
He is also the Orlando Florida Writer’s Association group leader hosting monthly
meetings at the University Club in Winter Park the first Wednesday of every month from
6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Rik Feeney has done several talks at writer’s conferences and seminars throughout the
Southeast and is finishing two new books, Writing for Fun, Fame, & Fortune, and
Publishing for Penny-Pinchers.
Rik Feeney has also been one of the Platinum Sponsors for the FWA State Conference
for the past three years under the business name IsThereABookInsideYou.com (which is
being re-named PublishingSuccessOnline.com this year).
My skill sets include desktop publishing, researching online, graphic design with
Photoshop, photography, writing non-fiction as well as fiction books, articles, reports,
brochures, and most of all buckets full of creativity to apply to any topic or project.
2011 Speaker Application: Rik Feeney 6
RIK FEENEY / Rik@PublishingSuccessOnline.com / 407-529-8539 / www.PublishingSuccessOnline.com
Testimonials for Rik Feeney’s talks
“Lots of good meat to chew on. [Rik]
answers more key questions than you
know you had.”
- J. Kent Bull / St. Augustine, FL
“Very informative. Spoken from
- Walt Hogan, St. Augustine, FL
“You provided me with a great primer
on establishing a web site [for authors].
You also gave me numerous marketing
ideas originating with a web site; I look
forward to reading your marketing
- Robert Dickey, St. Augustine, FL
“Your delivery was on point, clear and
full of info. Glad I know you – I feel that
you are a great resource to our writer’s
- Charlotte Kramer, St. Augustine, FL
“Information on the media page was
very helpful. This was a topic I hadn’t
thought of that could be very useful to
the “marketing” of the book without my
- J. Bjork, St. Augustine, FL
“Very Informative. Good knowledge.”
- Cindy Fraher
“Very helpfrul & informative. Most
questions answered before they were
- Hadessa Mullane, Palatka, FL
“I enjoyed the humor in the talk. The
content was very helpful.”
- Howard E. Johnson, St. Augustine, FL
“Rik takes all the complexities of the
publishing industry and simplifies them;
makes them easy to understand. Rik is
well organized & well versed in all
aspects of writing & publishing.”
- Jeff Swesky, Daytona Beach, FL
“The best use of 3-hours of my time on
a day off. Would recommend any
wannabe writer to attend.”
- Jack M.D. Owen, Palm Beach, FL
“Genuine information for aspiring
writers done in an entertaining way.
Concrete information that helps authors
in marketing their books. Outstanding!”
- Kim Miller, St. Augustine, FL
“Rik is the most powerful speaker in the
field of writing I have ever heard! When
I get ready to pay for a personal
consultation, he will be my man!”
- Dorothy G. Loop, St. Augustine, FL
“Very informative & helpful. Presented
in an interesting manner.”
- Frank J. Realin, Weymouth, MA
“Very good. Broke down the publishing
industry into 3 easy-to-understand
- Robert Lee, Satsung, FL
“Very informational…Loaded! Visual
presentation…straight to the point.
- Gearge W. Prow
“Very informative. Presented clearly
- A. McDevitt, St. Augustine, FL