Lean Publishing 2013 "World Tour" - let Leanpub buy you a beer in Brisbane (Oct. 12, 5 PM, Fifth Element) or San Francisco (Oct. 25, 6 PM, Hotel Nikko)
published Sep 29, 2013
Update October 8:
Here are the dates and times:
Brisbane: October 12 at 5 PM at Fifth Element, 188 Grey Street
San Francisco: October 25 at 6 PM at the Kanpai Lounge in Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street
(Frankfurt on October 7 got cancelled.)
All I need is a fake rock concert T-shirt…
I almost never go to conferences, and I only go when I’m speaking, for reasons outlined best in 2010 by Mark Suster… However, in February I did a talk about Lean Publishing and Leanpub at TOC2013 in New York. It was well-received, and had meaningful benefits for Leanpub, including an article in The New Yorker blog. And since I got it recorded it keeps providing benefits to Leanpub.
So, this October, I’m going to try an experiment and do a round-the-world flight that will include three conferences. I’d like to buy Leanpub authors in those cities a beer (or a coffee, or a glass of wine) and learn about their Leanpub experience and how we can improve it…
1. CONTEC, Frankfurt (Conference = October 8, Possible Leanpub Drinkup = October 7)
Kat Meyer is involved in producing this event, and she is genuinely great, so this should be a great conference. So, if anyone here is in the Frankfurt area, go to the conference!
I have a 20% discount code that the organizers want me to share: CONTEC13SP20
The registration form can be found at: http://www.buchmesse.de/en/academy/programme/00339
I’m flying out right after the panel on October 8 that I’m on (it turns out Australia is far away from Germany, and there are lots of time zones ;), but if anyone is in the Frankfurt area on October 7, email me. I’m sure there is beer in Germany in October…
2. GenreCon, Brisbane (Conference = October 11-13, Possible Leanpub Drinkup = October 12)
I’m doing a short talk and a how to use Leanpub workshop. I think the talk is 20 minutes and the workshop is 2 hours.
I assume that on October 11th I’ll be a zombie from the jet lag, but if there are any Leanpub authors in Brisbane, ping me on October 12!
3. Books in Browsers, San Francisco (Conference = October 24-25, Possible Leanpub Drinkup = October 25)
I’m talking for 20 minutes on the morning of October 25. Also, John Maxwell (an SFU prof who is a huge friend of Leanpub) is talking on the afternoon on October 25.
If there are Leanpub authors in the San Francisco on October 25, ping me. The conference should end at around 5 PM on the 25th, and I’m free after…