Welcome to all of our new, current and future IndiePubbers! You've asked for it -- and our August 12 monthly meeting is going to kick some social media butt!
Here's a link I'd like to share with you: List of Bloggers who Interview Authors
Sharing Your Story -- Our August speaker is J.R. Atkins, author and CEO of Something Different Companies and Media, Mobile Apps & Marketing guru. J.R. will be telling us how to use the social media sites you know, use and love -- and some you may not know about -- to build your author platform. Here's what we'll learn on Sunday:
As changes in publishing and social media collide, what opportunities exist for authors? With on demand printing and self-publishing, with the increase in sales of eBook sales, authors now have access that was only available to larger publishers. Yet, this leaves authors with many challenges, especially how to market their book. During this talk, we will explore the tools of social media, email marketing, and public speaking as ways to reach your audience and market you book. Specific topics:
- What are the top social media tools for authors
- Tips for what to say on social media
- How to book speaking engagements
- What to say when I speak
- Pulling it all together: Web, social media, email and speaking
You don't want to miss J.R. !
Don't forget to save the date for next month's event:
September 9 - Author Showcase featuring our newly-published authors. If you are publishing in 2012, let me know. You will have an opportunity to share briefly about your work and how you are marketing your projects.
We're in the home stretch of summer, guys. In between the BBQ, swimming and family time, make the most of summer by honoring your commitment to your craft. Make writing a priority on your schedule. Make your word (commitment to writing) good to yourself before you try to make your word good to others.
Someone is waiting for your words.
Look forward to seeing you!
Purpose & Destiny,
Charlotte Ann Moore
DFW Independent Publishers
Charlotte Ann Moore