Northwest Independent Writers Association
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November 2016 Membership Newsletter
Monthly Stats
Members:                               125
2016 New Members:              30

Avg Daily Web Visitors:                188
Avg Daily Web Pageviews:           575
News From The Board
Greetings All,

Thank you to all who have filled out the member survey posted on our Facebook page.  If you haven't done so, there is still time to have your voice heard, please fill it out.  Your comments will help shape NIWA in the coming months.

Link to survey:

One of the common comments made so far in the survey is that members are interested in is finding out what marketing strategies work.  One way we can address this is by members posting on our Facebook page about how their event went.  Answer questions like:
  • Going into the event, how many books would you have to sell to recoop your entry fee?  
  • What was the attendence like at the event?
  • How many books did you sell?
  • What genres did the best?
  • Was it worth it and why or why not?
The main point to remember is the more specific you can be, the more benefit it is to the members.

Other common comments were about editing, cover design and getting beta readers.  Also there were comments about how do you plan and conduct a book launch, how do you get and conduct a book signing.  We will be looking to members who have success in these areas to help answer these questions, possibly by providing a step-by-step outline.

There have been concerns raised that there isn't the support for Washington events vs Oregon events.  The Board is taking these comments seriously.  From the survey, there appears to be an equal amount of interest in both states.  Rest assured, we are looking into ways to remedy the situation and provide more support.  If you are in Washington and want to run a table at an event, let us know.  Send me an email ( or message me on Facebook well in advance and we can see what we can do to help.

Keep up the good writing everyone and posting on Facebook. 

James McCracken
President NIWA

For the month of OCTOBER:

Total number of pageview for the month:  17245

Total number of unique visitors (first time to the site):  5639

The page with the most views was: TRACI LEIGH TAYLOR (104)

Followed by these other interviews:
  • Courtney Pierce     (103)
  • Jennifer Willis         (81)
  • Lee French            (77)
  • Pam Cowan            (74)
  • Leigh Goodison      (70)

If you want books on the table at OryCon, please fill out the following survey:


January 13-15, 2017
Seattle Airport Marriott

Have a booth and would welcome NIWA member participation,
let us know.
RadCon 34
February 17-19, 2017
Red Lion Inn

Pasco, WA

Have a booth and would welcome NIWA member participation,
let us know.
WizardWorld ComicCon
February 17-19, 2017
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland , OR

Have a booth and would welcome NIWA member participation,
let us know.
Portland Spring
Home & Garden Show

February 23-26, 2017

Expo Center
2060 N Marine Dr
Portland , OR

Contact info to come after the first of the year.
Jet City Comic Show

Sat-Sun, November 5-6, 2016
10:00 AM to 5:00PM

Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA

Northwest Sci-Fi authors, S F Edwards & Brian Dorsey will be signing their latest books.  Also, stop by and meet local authors Jeffrey Cook and Lee French.

Brittany Park Holiday Event
(for residents and their friends)

November 8, 2016
10:00am - 3:00pm
Brittany Park Retirement
17143 133rd Ave
Woodinville,  WA
Bards & Starlett

Saturday, November 12, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:30PM

The Black Dog Arts Cafe
8062 Railroad Ave SE
Snoqualmie, WA

A night of special screenplays "ghost of futures past" from the FVP authors, including
Rachel Barnard

November 11-13, 2016

Lane Events Center
736 W 13th Ave
Eugene, OR

Walk, Run or Fly in to Eugene's EUCON.  While there, say hi to  local indie author Jeffrey Cook and pick up his latest books.
Sci-Fi Fantasy Author
Discussion & Signing Event

Sunday, November 13, 2016 3:00 PM
Starting at 3:00 PM

Barnes & Noble

10315 Silverdale Way NW
Silverdale, WA

Stop by to meet NIWA author
Brian Dorsey
for a Q&A panel followed by a signing.

Fri-Sun, November 18-20, 2016

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR

Stop by and grab the latest releases from your favorite local authors.
Also, pick up a copy of the 2016 NIWA Anthology

Sat-Sun, November 19-20, 2016
Saturday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Everett Community College

2000 Tower St
Everett, WA

Start your shopping early and pick up a great book for that reader on your list.
Meet local author
Rachel Barnard.
Si View Holiday Bazaar
December 3, 2016

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Si View Community Center
400 SE Orchard Dr
North Bend, WA

The Si View Community Center is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 from 10am to 3pm.    Si View Community Center, located in the center of North Bend, offers a quaint atmosphere that lends itself perfectly to this Holiday tradition. Rachel Barnard's books and FVP authors will be at a table.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Nerdcore Toys and Collectables

321 N Pearl St
Ellensburg, WA

Start your shopping early and pick up a great book for that reader on your list.
Meet local author Brian Dorsey.
Geek the Halls 2016
December 17-18, 2016
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Double Tree Hotel

1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR

Stop in and check out the fantastic books by local indie author Jeffrey Cook.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Barnes & Noble
10315 Silverdale Way NW
Silverdale, WA

Start your shopping early and pick up a great book for that reader on your list.
Meet local author Brian Dorsey.
If you have an upcoming event, booksigning, reading, appearance - let us know!
email: with the date, time and location and it will be added to our Event Calendar.
Be sure to check out all of our upcoming events on our website:
Copyright © 2016, NIWA, All rights reserved.

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Northwest Independent Writers Association
PO Box 1171
Redmond, OR  97756


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