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Thursday, May 28 • 1:00pm - 2:25pm
CWA Writing Track Publishing Panel

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This publishing panel features pet book authors and publishers Amy Shojai of CWA; Pam Johnson-Bennett, a best selling cat behaviorist and author; Lisa Erspamer, a best selling publisher of cat and dog books; and Bob Mayer, a best selling author and publisher. The panel will discuss the current state of publishing from the “traditional” to “indie” paths, how publishing has changed, why bloggers should write a book (or become a publisher), how to choose your publishing path, pitfalls to avoid, and how to leverage social media and blogging to build your author platform.

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Lisa Erspamer

President, Unleashed Media
 A creative force who loves to turn a great story into a visual spectacle, Lisa Erspamer is a five time Emmy-nominated producer and the president of Unleashed Media, a television, film and digital production company in Los Angeles. Prior to starting her own multi-media company, Lisa served as the Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network where she launched... Read More →
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Pam Johnson-Bennett

Certified Cat Behavior Consultant, Cat Behavior Associates
Pam Johnson-Bennett is the host of Animal Planet UK’s “Psycho Kitty” and the best-selling author of eight books. She is a certified cat behavior consultant and the former vice president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Pam is the founder/former long-time chair of the IAABC Cat Division. She served on the American Humane Association’s Advisory Board on Animal Behavior and Training and The... Read More →
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Robert Mayer

Author, BobMayer.org
Bob Mayer is a NY Times Bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret (including commanding an A-Team) and the feeder of two Yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over 60 books published including the #1 series Area 51, Atlantis and The Green Berets. Born in the Bronx, having traveled the world (usually not tourist spots), he now lives peacefully with his wife, and said labs, at Write on the River, Tennessee... Read More →
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Amy Shojai

Author & Consultant, Amy Shojai Consulting
Amy Shojai, CABC is a certified animal behavior consultant, and the award-winning author of 30 best selling pet books that cover furry babies to old-fogies, first aid to natural healing, and behavior/training to Chicken Soup-icity, as well as dog-viewpoint THRILLERS WITH BITE! She has been published by major New York publishers, smaller regional presses, and has self-published Ebooks, print and audio titles and considers herself a Hybrid... Read More →

Thursday May 28, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
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