Welcome to the Walnut Creek chapter of The Nonfiction Authors Association.
Meeting Fee: $15 for PREPAY ONLINE, $20 AT THE DOOR
Overview: We meet on the third Tuesday each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. First-time visitors to an NFAA local chapter are not required to be members of the Nonfiction Authors Association, however, if you’d like to return to a second meeting and beyond, we do require that you join us online (NonfictionAuthorsAssociation.com (http://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/)).
We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction. Attendees are also invited to participate in our unique Mastermind Group Spotlight where three to five participants can present an issue, question or challenge related to the publishing journey and receive feedback from the rest of the group. This is a wildly popular feature of our meetings!
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a leads group. If your primary objective is to sell something, this isn't the group for you. We are here to support each other on the publishing journey.
6:30 to 7:00pm: Informal Networking
7:00 to 7:30pm: Group Announcements & Brief Introductions by All Attendees
7:30 to 8:00pm: Speaker - Stephanie Chandler
Many entrepreneurs struggle with two major components of their businesses: marketing and revenue generation. In this content-rich presentation, Stephanie Chandler shares real-world strategies that you can use to build an audience online and add lucrative revenue streams to your business. You will learn how to:
• Choose a niche and establish authority in your field
• Grow your audience online with key foundational components (a professional website, blog and social media presence)
• Leverage powerful tactics including guest blogging, podcasting, video and more
• Create profitable revenue streams from corporate sponsors, online events, member sites and more
• Expand your platform with books, ebooks and information products
• Work less and earn more (really!)
Whether you’re just getting started with your business or you’ve been around for many years, this presentation is jam packed with practical strategies that can help you achieve your goals—provided you implement them!
8:00 to 8:30pm: Mastermind Spotlight (POPULAR!) We will draw names for the opportunity to receive a 5-minute spotlight slot to present a challenge you are having and receive feedback from the group. (NFAA Authority members receive priority placement in the spotlight.)
*Drawing for Door Prizes - Optional: Bring a prize to donate to the drawing, such as a copy of your latest book.
Please be sure to tell a friend who might also enjoy our group!
Limited parking is available in our building lot with entrances on N. California Blvd. and Cole Ave. Park in any available space marked for Laptop Lounge. Do NOT park in other tenant spaces. Additional street parking is available on Cole (free up to 2 hours) and at nearby street meters along N. California Blvd and on Cole, east of N. California Blvd.
About the Speaker
Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business and The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan. Stephanie is also founder and CEO of authoritypublishing.com (http://authoritypublishing.com/), specializing in custom publishing for nonfiction books, and NonfictionAuthorsAssociation.com (http://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/), a marketing community for writers. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, BusinessWeek, Inc.com, and Wired magazine, and she is a contributing blogger for Forbes.