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Writing Retreat Dates Announced for Peru 2023!

Our first writing retreat is going to take place in Peru! It is going to be seven days long. It will be held from September 2nd until September 8th 2023. It includes staying in luxurious hotels in the Sacred Valley and Cusco to explore all the amazing heritage that Peru has to offer. Read below to see all the details of our writing retreat to get your creative juices flowing on your next book!

2023 Retreat Itinerary!

DAY 1 – 9/02/2023: YOU ARRIVE IN LIMA

You fly into Lima airport. A representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel room. Included in the price is your stay at the airport hotel that night so we can all start our amazing trip together!

DAY – 2 9/03/2023: LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – Shaman Despacho Ceremony

We will have a group breakfast at the hotel in the morning. Afterwards we will catch our short flight to the Inca capital city of Cusco together. Our guides and driver will pick you up from the airport in Cusco and embark upon a guided excursion through snowcapped mountains to the legendary Sacred Valley, it’s as majestic today as it was during the reign of the Incas. We will stop along the way for a traditional lunch. You will see Inca terracing that climbs the steep valley walls and the beautiful temples of Pisac which inspire panoramic views of the jagged granite mountains. Pisac is the location for one of the best textile markets in the Andes. We continue into our luxurious resort in the Sacred Valley pictured above. A local Shaman will greet you from Peru, and you will have the chance to participate in a traditional “despacho” ceremony, giving gratitude to Mother Earth, and asking for a fruitful journey for all participants. This is a colorful experience to conjure up creative thoughts! Take the evening to relax and acclimate to the altitude. Dinner on your own.

DAY 3 – 9/04/2023: MORNING WORKSHOP #1 HOW TO WRITE A BOOK IN 4 WEEKS & BECOME AN EXPERT IN YOUR INDUSTRY

Enjoy a group breakfast at the resort. Workshop #1 from 9am-12pm. Enjoy lunch on your own at the resort. Surrounded by amazing mountains for inspiration, take time to work on your manuscript during the afternoon and enjoy the resort amenities. Schedule one on one time with Tara. Everyone will get a private one hour consultation during the retreat. Then a group dinner.

DAY 4 – 9/05/2023: MACHU PICCHU

After a group breakfast, we will take the train to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes.) This beautiful train ride traverses along the Vilcabamba River for 1 1⁄2 hours – and you will get to experience the “eyebrow of the jungle”. Follow your English speaking guides on an incredible tour of Machu Picchu. You will explore the famous ruins of this magnificent mountain citadel and learn about the history of the ancient people who created it. This afternoon we head to the train station for a ride back to Ollantaytambo where your private transportation will take you to Cusco where you will check in to your next fabulous hotel.

DAY 5 – 9/05/2023 WORKSHOP #2 ALL THE ELEMENTS THAT GO INTO A BOOK (FICTION/ NONFICTION & CHILDREN’S)

Breakfast at the hotel together. Workshop #2 from 9am -12pm. Free time during the afternoon to write in your book and explore the quaint streets of Cusco on your own. Return to hotel, where as a group we will walk to a fantastic restaurant for our dinner together.

DAY 6 – 09/07/2023 – WORKSHOP #3 – BOOK LEGAL STUFF, THE IMPORTANT & NOT SO FUN STUFF

Enjoy a group breakfast at the hotel. Workshop #3, 9am-12pm. Then a guided walking tour through Cusco’s craft markets. You will visit the colonial cathedral and Koricancha, the Inca’s Temple of the Sun and the main plaza, the Plaza de Armas. Experience the vibrancy of local neighborhoods. You will be returned to you hotel for another evening in colonial Cusco. Meet with the group for an included dinner at the end of the day.

DAY 7 – 09/08/2023 – WORKSHOP #4 DESIGNING A GREAT COVER & HIRING EDITORS – START THE JOURNEY HOME

After one last wonderful breakfast together, we will meet as a group to conclude our workshop. Then share lunch after the final workshop and depart from the hotel. The private driver will take you to the airport where you will catch your flight to Lima. You can stay in Lima and make your trip longer at the point, or you can make your connecting flight home. But the retreat is done. You will have all your amazing experiences, writing materials and new friends with you for a lifetime!

Included in this amazing experience is:

  • 3 luxury hotel stays
  • 2 domestic flights within Peru
  • 6 Breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Private transfers to all accommodations with the group
  • English speaking tour guides throughout the trip
  • 4 writing workshops to get your book done with streamlined methods Tara has used over the last 15 years
  • 1 hour private consultation with Tara about your manuscript
  • Zoom call prior to prep for what to pack and prepare ahead of time
  • 3 excursions (Shaman ceremony, Machu Picchu & walking tour) all entrance tickets to and transportation; trains, buses etc.
  • Inclusion into Facebook group with other participants to chat and get to know each other ahead of time and ask questions.

Whats NOT included:

  • Drinks
  • Your international flights to and from Peru
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional excursions
  • Extra meals/ food bought at the hotels
  • Bad decisions
  • Not actually writing in your manuscript
  • You also must have 2 vaccinations to enter the country of Peru and be able to show your vaccination card.
  • Your passport must be current and up to date prior to leaving. We will need copies of it to enter all areas of the country.

You can come on this amazing experience with us for only $6,500! That includes everything in the itinerary above. Isn’t that insane? To pack ALL of that into one price!? That price is for a double occupancy room. If you want a single room all to yourself, just add another $500.

However, we have an early bird special! If you book and pay in full by Dec. 31st 2022, we will give you $1,000 off! Reserve your spot for our Peru Writing Retreat by Dec 31st 2022 and pay in full and get all this for only $5,500!! If you do not have a roommate in mind, don’t worry we can pair you up with someone awesome. Just click here to save your spot for Peru! Or if you would like to write us a check, Just make it out to: Richter Publishing LLC & mail it to: 9355 113th St. #8576
Seminole, FL 33772. Please make a note of Peru Writing Retreat 2023. And include your name address and phone number so we can contact you fill out important information afterwards. Or click the button below:

If you would like to make payments, the retreat is $6,500 / 8 months = $812.50 + finance fee $30 = $842.50. The balance has to be paid in full by July 1st 2023 before we leave. We have to buy tickets for everything. Tickets are linked to everyone’s passport and they are non-transferable. You can setup payments here. It will deduct automatically from your account on the day you start it after you make the first payment. No need to do it again after the first payment.

*Spouse or friend special price. If there is someone who wants to come along on the trip, say a spouse or a partner who is not interested in the writing retreat part but just wants to participate in the journey, we can accommodate them at a special rate. This special rate is only available as an add on ticket to a person who is already attending the workshop portion. For example; someone wants to come to the retreat and their partner wants to come as well, but isn’t interested in the writing portion, they can come and participate in everything minus the writing workshops at a discount rate. It would be a double room occupancy. This special rate would be an additional $4,000. Please contact us to arrange payment since this is only available as an add-on. This is also only available for adults 21 and older please no children.

If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us! We would be happy to answer all of your questions. We are so excited to go back to Peru in 2023 with you! Just click here & go to our contact form fill it out and we will get back to you ASAP.

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Traditional publishing, as we know it, won’t be around much longer.

This here is exactly the reason why I am working on a documentary about the publishing industry with Maurice Jovan to educate authors. Because traditional publishing is falling! The proof is in the pudding Penguin House is in a lawsuit. Can’t wait for our documentary to come out soon! It describes the differences between indie publishing, traditional publishing and self-publishing. Traditional publishing, like Penny Sansevieri describes in her article, is archaic and an outdated model. With POD (print on demand) and technology, small indie presses can do the exactly the same thing as the big guys. AND they don’t really help you with marketing. However, new authors have this pie-in-the-sky dream of becoming the next JK Rowling’s and it’s really not about that. It’s about getting your book out on distribution channels first. Baby steps.

Let me be clear: I don’t dislike traditional publishing, but they’re operating in an antiquated system that has worked for them previously, but really doesn’t support the author or, for that matter, further book sales.” Penny Sansevieri

Read her entire article here. This is what I have been saying for years. After sitting in conferences with and on panels right next to the big guys. But people don’t want to listen. I’m so glad someone else is saying the same thing. It’s so refreshing to hear.

https://www.amarketingexpert.com/2022/09/20/a-hard-look-at-self-publishing-a-book-v-working-with-a-publisher/

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Zombies Took Home the Bronze Medal in the Biz Category!

How to Run a Business During a Zombie Apocalypse, took home the bronze medal in the business category for the Florida Authors and Publishers Association Book Awards. The book was written by President of Richter Publishing LLC, Tara Richter, during the summer of 2020. With the global pandemic cutting sales and shuttering many businesses, Ms. Richter wrote of her own struggles to keep her indie publishing house afloat. The book was released in October 2020, fitting with whimsical zombie images to keep the dire topic in a humorous tone. Humor has always gotten the publisher through many hardships and this one is no exception. The book hit Amazon Best Sellers list and still ranks high in the respective categories eight months later. Interestingly enough many readers have submitted reviews yet Amazon won’t publish them. I suppose they are afraid of the zombies coming to get them too? Irregardless this book will eat away at your brain. Telling the truth of what we all went through as business owners. The truth will be told even if you don’t like it.  The book is available on distribution channels all over the world. 

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Have You Gotten a Table Yet for the Upcoming Book Festival? One Week Away!

Tampa’s 5th Annual Book Festival & Author Awards is next week! Grab your table before they’re gone.

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Submit your book for an award! This year, we are opening the festival to all published authors. Anyone can enter their physical book to compete in these categories:

  • Most Inspirational Story
  • Best Business Book
  • Best Self-Help Book
  • Best Poetry
  • Best Children’s Book
  • Best Fiction Book
  • Best Book in St. Pete (Sponsored by Modern Photography Group)
  • Amazon Best Seller
  • Best Cover
  • Best Overall Book for 2018

Local businesses can also purchase a table to sell and market their products to attendees and writers! Contact us at richterpublishing@icloud.com to see if there are any tables left.

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Friday, November 2nd, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Station Square Creative Suites
628 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33755

 

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Check out previous years’ events below:

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Don’t forget to schedule your FREE 30 minute phone consultation to discuss your book by going here: Schedule Your Appointment Today!

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FINAL DAY to Submit Your Book for an Award at Richter Publishing’s Upcoming Book Festival!

Tampa’s 5th Annual Book Festival & Author Awards is next month! Grab your table before they’re gone.

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Submit your book for an award! This year, we are opening the festival to all published authors. Anyone can enter their physical book to compete in these categories:

  • Most Inspirational Story
  • Best Business Book
  • Best Self-Help Book
  • Best Poetry
  • Best Children’s Book
  • Best Fiction Book
  • Best Book in St. Pete (Sponsored by Modern Photography Group)
  • Amazon Best Seller
  • Best Cover
  • Best Overall Book for 2018

Local businesses can also purchase a table to sell and market their products to attendees and writers! Submission also includes a feature in our magazine, “Entrepreneur 2 Author.” The submission deadline is today! Please mail two copies of your book for approval and a completed application to Richter Publishing’s office for evaluation. The form can be found here: https://richterpublishing.com/events

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Friday, November 2nd, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Station Square Creative Suites
628 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33755

 

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Check out previous years’ events below:

Click Here!


Don’t forget to schedule your FREE 30 minute phone consultation to discuss your book by going here: Schedule Your Appointment Today!

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TAMPA AUTHORS! The SIBA Discovery Show Begins TOMORROW! Richter Publishing will be there – Don’t Miss It!

SIBA brings Southern Indie Booksellers together – bookstores, publishers AND authors! If you’re in the business, or thinking about starting your own book, get a look behind the scenes at what your future could look like!

SIBA

If you attend this year’s event, you could get a one-on-one with Richter Publishing’s staff! Mark your calendars – you don’t want to miss this event.  Click here for more information.

September 13-15, 2018 (Thursday – Saturday)
The Innisbrook Resort
Tampa, Florida


Don’t forget about the upcoming Book Festival!

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Friday, November 2nd, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Station Square Creative Suites
628 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33755

 

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Deadline is Approaching to Submit Your Book for an Award at Richter Publishing’s Upcoming Book Festival!

Tampa’s 5th Annual Book Festival & Author Awards is coming up quick! Grab your table early before they’re gone.

Book-Launch

Submit your book for an award! This year, we are opening the festival to all published authors. Anyone can enter their physical book to compete in these categories:

  • Most Inspirational Story
  • Best Business Book
  • Best Self-Help Book
  • Best Poetry
  • Best Children’s Book
  • Best Fiction Book
  • Best Book in St. Pete (Sponsored by Modern Photography Group)
  • Amazon Best Seller
  • Best Cover
  • Best Overall Book for 2018

Local businesses can also purchase a table to sell and market their products to attendees and writers! Submission also includes a feature in our magazine, “Entrepreneur 2 Author.” The submission deadline is September 15, 2018—NEXT Saturday. Please mail two copies of your book for approval and a completed application to Richter Publishing’s office for evaluation. The form can be found here: https://richterpublishing.com/events

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Friday, November 2nd, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Station Square Creative Suites
628 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33755

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Check out previous years’ events below:

Click Here!


Don’t forget to schedule your FREE 30 minute phone consultation to discuss your book by going here: Schedule Your Appointment Today!

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TAMPA AUTHORS! Richter Publishing is Headed to the SIBA Discovery Show in Tampa Next Month!

SIBA brings Southern Indie Booksellers together—bookstores, publishers, AND authors! If you’re in the business, or thinking about starting your own book, get a look behind the scenes at what your future could look like!

SIBA

If you attend this year’s event, you could get a one-on-one with Richter Publishing’s staff! Mark your calendars—you don’t want to miss this event.

September 13-15, 2018 (Thursday – Saturday)
The Innisbrook Resort
Tampa, Florida

Click here for more information.


 

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Deadline is Approaching to Submit Your Book for An Award at Richter Publishing’s Upcoming Book Festival! Don’t Miss Out!

Tampa’s 5th Annual Book Festival & Author Awards is coming up quick! Grab your table early before they’re all gone.

Book-Launch

Submit your book for an award! This year, we are opening the festival to all published authors. Anyone can enter their physical book to compete in these categories:

  • Most Inspirational Story
  • Best Business Book
  • Best Self-Help Book
  • Best Poetry
  • Best Children’s Book
  • Best Fiction Book
  • Best Book in St. Pete (Sponsored by Modern Photography Group)
  • Amazon Best Seller
  • Best Cover
  • Best Overall Book for 2018

Local businesses can also purchase a table to sell and market their products to attendees and writers! Submission also includes a feature in our magazine, “Entrepreneur 2 Author.” The submission deadline is September 1st, 2018. Please mail two copies of your book for approval and a completed application to Richter Publishing’s office for evaluation. The form can be found here: https://richterpublishing.com/events

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Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 5 PM to 9 PM
The Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL  

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Check out previous years’ events below:

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Don’t forget to schedule your FREE 30 minute phone consultation to discuss your book by going here: Schedule Your Appointment Today!

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Create an Alluring Book Cover

Learn how to create an alluring book cover in order to make your book a best seller! Join Tara Richter, Richter Publishing, and Jamie Klingman and Laurie Stemm, The Kaizen Collaborative, for a night session focusing on designing a great book cover.

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This session will cover the following topics:

  • Examples of good and bad book covers
  • Grabbing someone’s attention in 5 seconds with your cover
  • Standing out on Amazon among a million other books

Tickets are $10—payable at the door or online here.

5:30-8:30 p.m.
July 24, 2018 (Tuesday)
The Kaizen Collaborative
5215 W Laurel St Suite 110
Tampa, FL

At the end of the series, you can submit your manuscript for a chance to win a free publishing contract through Richter Publishing’s annual writing contest! (Entries due August 1, 2018. Author or a representative must physically be present on October 13th, 2018, at our annual book festival to accept the contract if they win.)  

Sign up on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/356858098126803/

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