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MCPL’s Romance GenreCon Held August 3–6

MCPL’s Romance GenreCon Held August 3–6

July 29, 2021

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in Kansas City this August! Mid-Continent Public Library’s fourth-annual ‘Romance GenreCon’ will be held virtually August 3–6 via the Romance GenreCon Facebook page. This year’s free online festival will feature a variety of presentations led by industry experts, all dedicated to the creation of the top-selling genre.

“This year, we’re focused on the writers of romance and helping both current and aspiring authors get the tools they need to succeed in this highly profitable and competitive industry,” said MCPL’s Amy Fisher, whose team organizes the event.

The 2021 Virtual Romance GenreCon will offer a presentation each night, August 3-6, at 6:00 p.m., including:

  • How Do Libraries Choose Books? with Beth Atwater from Johnson County Library
    • This session will be a presentation and Q&A designed to help authors understand how library purchasing works and how libraries determine which books to keep.
  • Beyond the Pages: Maximizing Your Reach Through Audio with Jocqueline Protho, CEO and Publisher of The Audio Flow, LLC, and Daniele Lanzarotta of Elysian Nightfall Studios
    • Learn the secrets to audio production and how it can increase your reach, providing you with an audience of fans waiting to “hear” your words.
  • Toolkit for Revealing Character with Elizabeth Essex
    • This session will examine six different ways to bring characters vividly to life on the page, and demonstrate the difference between “describing a character” and “revealing character.”
  • Big Business with Indie Authors feat. Cynthia Fails, publisher, author, and illustrator
    • Join a panel of indie authors to learn more about the world of independently published romance authors. We’ll explore topics like social media, book festivals, and motivating your street team.

Visit to learn more and register for these programs.

This program is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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