The ASJA Weekly
Apr. 11, 2013

ASJA Writers Conference: So Much to Learn, So Little Time.
ASJA

ASJA's conferences are loaded with content. It's impossible to be everywhere, learn everything. But you don’t have to miss out! As the ASJA 42nd Annual Writers Conference approaches, we're happy to offer a special pre-Conference discount on recorded content. More than 30 hours focused of expert talk and discussion, focused on the art and business of freelance writing.

If you can't be in New York on April 25-27 for this fabulous Conference, don't miss out! Get the full package of selected recordings and SAVE $50 by ordering now. Full-package price goes up to $250 after April 30; individual sessions will be available.

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