July 14, 2019 Meeting Minutes

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    2019 July Meeting

    Attendees: Michael, Peggy, Shad, Nicole, MontiLee, Matt, Marc

    Erie Tales XII – Cannibals
    • Open for submissions until July 31st, This is a hard Deadline
    • 4 submissions received.

    Recurring Nightmares – Nicole
    • Nicole and Marc had finished editing submission. Will need to format.
    • Publication set for Sept/Oct 219
    • Steve Bejma has started working on the cover

    Ghostlight 2019
    • MontiLee will send out contributor’s copies once she receives the info.

    Ghostlight 2020
    • Open for submissions through September. 6 received / Cap of 12
    • Publication set for Mar/April 2020

    2019 Convention
    Every Season is Reading ( June 22 – Troy)
    • Lack of foot traffic, felt more like friends of individual authors.
    • Remaining events have been canceled for 2019 by Pages Promotions.
    • Brought in $27 ($20 GLAWH, $ 7 Buttons)

    Detroit Festival of Books (July 21– Detroit MI)
    • Marc and Mark will work.
    • MontiLee will reorder any books for Sterling Fest

    Sterlingfest (July 27– Sterling Heights MI)
    • Shad and Nicole will work.

    Motor City Haunt Club Annual Garage Sale (Sept 28– Dearborn, MI)
    • Will submit application.

    Astronomicon (Feb 2020 – Sterling Heights MI)
    • Will submit application.

    Treasurer Report
    Amazon Sales
    • During the last three months, there was $300 in sales.

    Updated Member List
    • Official count of 39 members (1 new member)

    Appearances / Books on Shelves
    Nothing new to report.

    2019 MCHC Halloween Party
    • Poll is up for voting on the theme. Will close poll on July 31st.
    • Need to start reaching out to author friends for donations for the auction
    • Peggy will contact Bentley Little & Dean Koontz, MontiLee will reach out to Josh Malerman.

    Button Ideas Post
    • Post is up on the message board with a call for new button ideas based on favorite quotes from Erie Tales stories

    Advertising and GLAHW
    • Discussed various methods to advertise our name, YouTube Ads, Podcast Ads, Facebook Ads, Amazon Giveaways / Ads.
    • If any members have experience with any of the above mention or potential suggestions, let us know.

    • Matt T. offered to conduct an audit of the website. Will review for dead links or offer suggestion on how to improve the appearance (desktop/mobile). This will be submitted at the Aug meeting.

    Monthly Social Media Promotions **Blog Posts coming – share on various social media.
    • 2019 ET 12 Accepting submissions
    • Detroit Festival of Books
    • Sterlingfest

    *** Next Meeting
    August 11th at the Berkley VFW @ 3025 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI at 1pm

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