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13 Reasons for Writers to Cruise the Caribbean

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Many cruise travelers want more stimulating activities on days at sea than simply reclining by the pool, sitting on the bar, drinking or playing cards. A growing number of cruise lines are adding programs – interactive workshops, lectures from experts, culinary demonstrations and seminar presentations on a variety of topics.
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Carnival Cruise Lines added a Seminar for Writers at the brand new “Breeze”, which departs on November 3, 2013 from Miami into the Caribbean. Stops will be in:

- Nassau, Bahamas
- Grand Turk
- Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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Why is it a fantastic possibility for writers to spend their vacation (or part of it) on a Caribbean cruise and learn at the same time about publishing and book marketing?

1. Before you start your NaNoWri Month, learn which publishing possibilities are out there and how you could create your author platform – before your book is ready to publish.

2. November is a great vacation month in the Caribbean, and at this time of the year cruises are more for adults as the school year is in full swing.

3. Spoil the author in your life and have this event booked before Valentines Day – as it is a fantastic gift for your loved one, better than any chocolates or over-priced dinners. What you pay for a Valentine evening out is almost the down payment for this cruise!

4. This unique “Workshop-At-Sea” will help authors to:

  • Strategically establish a writing career
  • Create their own brand and platform

5. The seminar gives writers suggestions:

  • How to market and publicize their books on a budget or for FREE
  • Find book publishing funding sources, grants and writers residencies

6. The seminar will help you to:

  • Identify their target readers and 
  • how to reach these potential book buyers, without incurring costs

7. As a Special Guest at this “Seminar Cruise” you qualify for Discount Rates on spectacular shore excursions, such as to the cascading waterfalls of Dunn’s River, near Ocho Rios, Jamaica, or diving excursions on Grand Turk’s protected coral reef.

8. This Book Marketing & Publishing Seminar will be held during the days at sea – two half-day lectures – and offers as an added value, one-on-one consultations for authors.

9. Staterooms in this time-limited offer are unobstructed and in preferred categories and include the amazing exclusive events / amenities, outlined in #11
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10. For this 6 Night Cruise, spouses who are not participating in the seminar, get a reduction of $200 for their fares. Prices are “Per Person” and include all port charges, government fees, taxes and mandatory pre-paid gratuities. The Carnival website and most other online cruise sites do NOT include these “extra” charges…but this special offer rates DO!

11. Signing up with the cruise representative requires only a down payment of $250 per person, the remaining is due latest to the end of July 2013. Packages start at $1.032 per person for a double, and $832 for those who are not attending the seminar.

12. Authors who established a writing business can partially deduct costs for the cruise, such as the two days at sea, the seminar fee (which is included in the faire) and transportation / accommodation to Miami. For details ask your tax advisor.

13. Cruise voyages are very inclusive and offer great value:

  • Brand new attractive staterooms 
  • Transfer to Miami pier
  • A bottle of Sparkling Wine in every stateroom
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries in every stateroom
  • FREE Photograph Credit for every stateroom
  • An Onboard Bon Voyage “Meet & Greet” Party
  • Two Book Marketing Success Workshops plus individual consultations
  • A Private Farewell Party with champagne toast
  • Your cruise certainly includes all your meals in the regular dining venues, a smorgasbord of on-board entertainment including Vegas style shows/musical performances/comedy & variety shows, and some beverages (coffee/tea/juices).
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If the idea of taking a publishing and book marketing class and experiencing the pleasures of cruising at the same time appeals to you, you can conveniently and safely book your reservation online at http://Writers.TheCruiseEvent.com  or call Dancing Moon Travel (404) 913-4FUN

Cruise ships to the Caribbean fill up months in advance. Our experience shows that many of the best and preferred cabins will be reserved within just a few weeks!!  Plus, there are several other niche groups scheduled to be on board. If you are considering cruising with us, register now.

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Two Great New Features in the Marketing Mix

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Those who have already signed up for our individual, customized Book Marketing Online Seminar and Publishing Consulting will get a nice (and free) extra surprise soon. Two great new features have been added to the marketing mix, which will improve their and (maybe soon your?) author platform. Everyone who joins our very affordable – 3 months for $98 = $1/day – marketing support will now get:

  • Three hours of one-on-one Book Marketing Online Seminar phone-consultations
  • Unlimited book marketing consultations by email for up to three months
  • Unlimited social media help by email for up to three months
  • Instructions / Checklist / Hundreds of links for you to use for your free book promotions
  • Free e-book: “Book Marketing on a Shoestring” launch in January 2013
  • Blog post including cover image/author bio/book description on both, blog and our websites
  • NEW: Author interview on our blog website (105,000 visitors so far, 500+ subscribers)
  • NEW: “Book of the Month” recommendation major book lover sites
  • Plus one surprise gift we will reveal once you sign up!
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    .As you can see our Book Marketing Help is customized for you, the author and we will individually work with you. It all starts with a purchase of your book and then an evaluation of your book’s sales page and your marketing activities so far. We will explain you the benefits of various steps in building the platform for you as an author and how you can establish a brand without incurring extra cost, such as expensive ads or how to avoid costly POD’s.
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    Our Book Marketing is personalized to your needs and we do NOT sell any videos, pre-recorded Webinars or DVD’s!  We really work one-on-one with you!!! In some cases we worked up to 20 hours at this customized marketing help per client – it is not only the time we talk with everyone, it is the research in each case and the amount of time we invest in individual programs we create for each of our clients.
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The blog article about your book will be posted, often several times / week for 3 months to all these
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We thrive to support you and your book. If you are not yet finished with your manuscript, join now to have a great start. As earlier you begin with marketing activities for your work, as better!
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Authors can even combine a leisurely Caribbean Cruise at the Carnival Breeze and have their Book Marketing Seminar not online, but “on sea”.  Get details about this exciting Cruise Event.

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Be Spoiled for Choice …

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… how you want to learn book promotion.  And there is a lot to learn: Publishing evolves constantly and the success of your book(s) is very much depending on you, no matter if you self-publish or if you go with one of the big publishers. 

Choices in publishing, essentials of book / e-book layout and design, your platform and brand,  optimizing social media, use of non-traditional ways of book marketing, book distribution, online retailers, learning about  marketing on a shoestring… it’s over-whelming.  But not if you get help from someone who has studied e-publishing and marketing for many years – and practices it all.

Choose between weekend seminars or sign-up for customized online marketing training (special offer in December)  

… or plan ahead for a publishing and book marketing seminar on a 5-day Caribbean Cruise on board of the Carnival Breeze, a brand new cruise liner, taking off in Miami, FL, on November 3, 2013.  Make your travel plans soon, bookings for this offer start at the end of this month!  

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Hello, I’m Doris-Maria Heilmann with 111 Publishing.  We are not only publishers of traditional and eBooks, we extensively market our authors books.  We also host informative seminars for authors on the “art” of promotion. 

During the last years, publishing books has totally changed. Nowadays we writers need to build our own platforms, identify our own demographics, and find our own market share – even if we are with a traditional publishing house!  The profession has changed and we need to adapt in order to succeed.   

Our unique “Seminar-At-Sea” will help authors to:

  • Strategically establish a writing career
  • Create our own brand
  • Identify our target readers
  • Find out how to reach these readers
  • Market and publicize our books on a budget
  • Find free book publishing funding sources

Soon I will be announcing all the details of this spectacular opportunity.  But for now…mark November 3, 2013 on your calendars!!  Connect with your peers and learn invaluable information to enhance your writing career…all while having the time of your life on an exotic Caribbean Cruise!!

Doris-Maria Heilmann

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Cruise Seminars for Writer and Publishers

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Crystal Cruises’ World Cruise segments can be a voyage of learning and self-discovery, offering guests literally hundreds of hours of expert instruction as your ship cruises through the world.
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Chris Owen is a travel writer from Orlando Florida. He mentions in his blog the February 2, 2013  24-day world cruise segment from Lima to Buenos Aires that has dozens of stimulating classes, hands-on lessons and interactive workshops in everything from golf to global affairs, from Pilates to painting, from memoir writing to magic.

Just to name a few:

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    How to appreciate Chilean wine through visits to Chile’s Napa-like Casablanca Valley

    How to perfect your swing in PGA pro-led golf clinic

    Improve computer skills through Crystal’s own Computer University@Sea

  • How to tell your story during reflective memoir-writing workshops 

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However, not everyone has time for a 24-day cruise or wants to spend that amount of money. What about a 5-day / 6-night Bahama cruise, that offers valuable hands-on seminars in publishing and book marketing – for not even a tenth of the price? Stay tuned for more information.  And the best of all: you can deduct parts of your cruise from your taxes.  http://writers.thecruiseevent.com
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