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Area Social Media Expert Selected to Speak at the New York ASJA Conference

posted Feb 15, 2011, 2:07 PM by Carmina Perez   [ updated Feb 15, 2011, 2:11 PM ]

Contact: Carmina Pérez, 212-650-0226,

Area Social Media Expert Selected to Speak at the New York ASJA Conference

Area Social Media Expert Carmina Pérez has been selected to speak as a panelist at the 40th annual conference of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, April 29 to May 1, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

    Ms. Pérez is a writer, speaker and digital media marketing consultant who has been helping clients with social media strategy and implementation since 2007. She has been featured on CNN, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal Radio. Ms. Pérez will speak on the topic of how social media can help writers to publish and promote their books, in a panel entitled: “Tweet, Blog, Like and Link: Using Social Media to Build Your Platform.”

     Professional writers throughout the world attend this annual event to learn the latest industry news and hone their writing skills. Speakers like Ms. Pérez, along with magazine and book editors, major agents and online editors provide insight into many freelance topics including how to break into dozens of new-to-you markets, make money blogging, how to better market yourself and your work, adding diverse income streams and using social networking to find ideas and connect with and editors—and more. The Conference is open to the public and writers at every level will learn how to succeed from experts and industry insiders.

    This year's conference boasts keynote speaker Jen Singer, an award-winning author and blogger.

    Founded in 1948, ASJA stands as one of the oldest and most respected writers organizations in the country. The professional association for independent nonfiction writers, ASJA includes more than 1400 members who have met its outstanding standards of professional achievement.

Information about ASJA and the upcoming conference can be found at For more on Ms. Pérez visit