Podcasts are trending UP! Listened to by more than 450 million people worldwide. They help people build platforms and audiences, market programs and products, and generate revenues. We’re delighted to invite you to a timely Lunchtime Learning session on the topic on Wednesday, March 27. Hear from two special guests, Katie Sparks of The Audio Agency Ltd. and LeAnna Weller Smith of Weller Smith Design, as they share insights about how podcasts can benefit all members of the creative community. From offering proposals that provide full programs beyond printed books — including e-books and ancillary products and audiobooks and podcasts — to using podcasts to promote your work or provide summarized information to clients, Katie and LeAnna will show that the bar for entry is low, and the potential benefits are unlimited.

WHAT: Lunchtime Learning: All About Podcasts
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 from 12:00 noon–1:00 pm ET/9:00 am–10:00 am PT
WHERE: Online via Zoom videoconferencing
COST: Free for ABPA members; $15 for nonmembers
RSVP: Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlce-rqjkvHdzlUpXiWZX7knAVheLwp1sr

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We’ll send an invoice to nonmembers for payment, which must be received before the event. We accept payment via Zelle to office@abpaonline.org or by credit card with a PayPal invoice.

Dr. Katie Sparks is the Co-Founder of The Audio Agency Ltd., a children’s audio production and distribution company based in the UK. She has a PhD in Comparative Literature from University College London and has worked in fundraising, project and property management, academia, and the audio department at Pan Macmillan. She was born and raised in Texas.

LeAnna Weller Smith is the Owner and Executive Creative Director at Weller Smith Design, an award-winning Boutique Design Agency. She is the creator of Productologie by Weller Smith Design® and is also the host of the Creatively Speaking with LeAnna Weller Smith. She has over 20 years of experience in the design and publishing industries. She started her career in publishing at Artisan Books working on cookbooks and illustrated coffee-table books, and has also worked for other publishers including Abrams, Skyhorse, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, The Lyons Press, The Countryman Press, Rizzoli, Workman, and more.

Register today for this special Lunchtime Learning program!

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