iUniverse’s Driscoll Speaks at Mega Book Marketing

New York, NY, March 14, 2007 --(PR.com)-- iUniverse President and CEO Susan Driscoll was a featured speaker at Mega Book Marketing, a publishing industry conference held in Los Angeles on March 2-4, 2007. The conference attracted approximately 600 attendees.

Mark Victor Hansen, creator of the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, developed the Mega Book Marketing conference. The limited-seating event brings together authors, publishers and literary agents with the purpose of helping authors gain an insider’s perspective of the publishing industry.

Driscoll participated in a question-and-answer panel with high profile agents and publishers. She also gave a presentation entitled “Publishing 101: Which Direction is Best for You?” at a breakout session with over 60 individuals in attendance.

Driscoll shared her more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry with conference attendees. During her presentation, Driscoll explained how traditional publishers choose which books to publish, why it can be extremely difficult to break into the book publishing industry and the pros and cons of self-publishing. Attendees also learned how to take control of the publishing process and guarantee themselves a positive publishing experience.

“The Mega Book Marketing event is a terrific venue for authors who want to learn the skills to succeed in today’s publishing marketplace and who want to make money selling books,” Driscoll said. “The iUniverse ‘farm team’ approach is perfect for these authors. I’m delighted to attend and participate in the Mega conferences and to help Mega authors launch their publishing careers.”

To find out more about the book publishing, editorial and marketing services offered by iUniverse, visit www.iuniverse.com.

About iUniverse:

iUniverse offers a variety of publishing services to help individuals publish, market, and sell fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books. The company utilizes print-on-demand technology, and is one of the largest self-publishing companies in the United States, publishing more than 5,000 new titles each year. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Simon & Schuster and Holtzbrinck. iUniverse partners with industry leading author organizations, including the Authors Guild, the Harlem Writers Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) to bring innovative programs to their members. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the U.S. and Chapters Indigo in Canada and has offices in New York City, Shanghai and Lincoln, Neb. For more information, please visit www.iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS.

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