VIRGINIA BEACH- JULY 5, 2012
Author/Publisher John Koehler will be leading a workshop at the DAAU “Write the Vision” Writers Conference on Saturday, July 21. The Conference will run from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Suffolk Conference Center on 100 East Constance Road, Suffolk, VA 23434.
WORKSHOP TITLE: The Publishing Puzzle
Workshop Emphasis: Marketing and Publishing Insight
Workshop Audience: Writers with Manuscript
Writers unaware how to present written work
Writers seeking information about publishing options
The Workshop will provide help to writers who desire to have their work published in a professional manner. Koehler will explain the differences in Guerrilla Marketing, Self-Publishing, Independent Publishing, Vanity Publishing, Co-Publishing and Traditional Publishing. Opportunity to hear an experienced, local publisher give first-hand account of marketing successes and failures and share information to help maneuver the process of publishing your work.
For more information and to sign up for the Conference, go here.
John Köehler – Founder & Publisher of Köehler Books.
John is an award-winning designer, entrepreneur, ministry volunteer, and author of five books. A 1980 graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Communications Arts and Design, John went on to graduate studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C..After stints as art director at several Washington-area ad agencies, John started Koehler Studios Inc. in 1993. He sold the company in 2010 to work full time on book publishing. John is a past president of the local Ad Club and is a member of The Noblemen, a fundraising group for kids. He also served with Young Life Capernaum in Hampton Roads, a ministry that serves kids with disabilities. John received international acclaim in 1991 as Boomerang World Championship in Perth, Australia. He was also a member of the Foster’s Boomerang 2000 Team, a touring troop that taught major league football and baseball athletes, and others, the gospel of boomerangs. In 2005, John published his first book, Bipolar by Koehler
, about living with bipolar syndrome. Since then, he has given many talks to help people understand or survive the illness. In 2007, Koehler published Benjamin: the Road to Capernaum
, a novel based on a crippled man in the Bible who was healed by a certain Jewish rabbi. His third book is My Inflatable Heart
, a series of short stories about Capernaum and life recollections. John’s latest book, The Case of the Russian Maids
, the first of three murder mysteries that take place in Virginia Beach, part of the Beach Murder Mysteries
.Married since 1982 to his college sweetheart, Patty, an art teacher at Old Donation Center for the Gifted and Talented, John is the proud father of Kimmi and Danielle and grandfather to Lilli and Eli. John lives and works in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit John’s personal blog here.