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Special Book Marketing Workshop “Amazon and Beyond”
Special book marketing workshop with expert Amy Collins on Saturday July 21, 9am to noon. Market your book on Amazon, in bookstores and beyond! • List your book on Amazon • Make your Amazon page stand-out • Unlock your book’s best keywords • Sell more with ads and marketing • Make the sale • Put your book in libraries and book stores REGISTER TODAY at This fast-paced and highly interactive 3-hour workshop, presented by the St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA), will be held at the Westborough Country Club 631 S. Berry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122 Early Bird Specials: $25 for SLPA members, $35 for St. Louis Writers Guild members, $45 for non-members. Regular prices: $35 for SLPA members, $45 for St. Louis Writers Guild members, $55 for non-members Amy Collins, president of New Shelves Books , one of the best-known book sales and marketing agencies in the US, will present two learning sessions on Saturday morning: 1. The Ins & Outs of What You Need To Know About Selling on Amazon. • Ways to list on Amazon • Financial costs, benefits, profits and risks • Increase sales - page design/keywords to drive readers to your page • Increase sales - ads and marketing (and which ones to avoid!) • How to increase your chances of turning a “look” into a “buy” 2. How to Get Your Book into Bookstores & Beyond: Your book-Available Wherever Books are Sold! Costco, Walmart, Target, Barnes and Noble, supermarkets, national chains, airport stores and bookstores. • Learn rules to address the stiff competition for shelf space: • Timing is crucial; What and When the big venues buy! • Approach big store buyers, merchandisers, and marketing departments. • Which big store or chain is right for your book? • Five questions to ask yourself before you approach the stores • How to change their minds if they say no • How to get your book into libraries Amy Collins is a speaker and marketing expert and a highly recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. She is on the national advisory board for IngramSpark and is a board member of Author U, a featured columnist for THEBOOKDESIGNER, BookWorks, and IBPA, and a trusted teacher in the world of small press publishers. St. Louis Publishers Association monthly meeting is the 2nd Wednesday of every month (June 13, 2018) at THE HEIGHTS: Richmond Heights Community Center, in The Argus Room (8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO, 63117). For more information, visit

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631 S. Berry Road · Saint Louis, MO

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The St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA) provides education and networking opportunities at our monthly meetings that empower authors and publishers to create, market and sell their books. Some of our members are multi-book publishing pros while others are aspiring authors wondering what it takes to get a book into print – with many others at various stages in between.

Our meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month at the Richmond Heights Community Center ($10 admission for non SLPA Members)

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8001 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

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