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Cristen I.


Boise, ID
Hometown: Child of the world

Member since:

September 28, 2006


If you own a business, tell us about it.

I am CEO of, specializing in custom publishing for nonfiction books and social media marketing services for authors. I am also the founder of, a directory of resources for entrepreneurs. In 2010, I launched, an annual online event conducted completely online. My latest venture is, a community dedicated to marketing education and support for its members. For author/speaker details please visit

Have you written any books? List them here!

"The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books" "Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business" "LEAP! 101 Ways to Grow Your Business" "The Author's Guide to Building an Online Platform: Leveraging the Internet to Sell More Books" "From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money With Books, eBooks and Information Products" "The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide"

What topics do you speak about?

*Internet marketing *Social media *Publishing *Small business growth strategies

Please list any awards or special recognition you have received. Don't be shy!

"Own Your Niche" was honored as Best Business Book of the year at the 2012 Global Ebook Awards, and in the same year I was named one of the top 100 Small Business Influencers via

Are you interested in speaking at this meetup, if not why?

I launched the Sacramento Speakers Network back in 2006 simply because I wanted to network with other speakers in the area. Our first meeting was held with four people at the Gold River Starbucks! Each month the group continued to grow. We met in office buildings, coffee shops, yogurt shops, and restaurants and kept outgrowing locations. We eventually landed at the Doubletree hotel, which has worked out quite well as we have room to expand there and don't have to eat horrible buffet meals like we did in the early years! I am grateful and proud of the way this group has grown. We attract a fantastic variety of creative people and the energy at the meetings is always off the charts. New and experienced speakers are welcome. Join us for a meeting to find out what all the buzz is about!


Greetings! I am an author of several business and marketing books and CEO of Authority Publishing, providing custom book publishing and social media marketing services for authors. I speak about internet marketing, social media and publishing.

What Cristen I. is saying about this Meetup Group

Each month I am inspired by the caliber of people who attend our meetings. It's a diverse group with much to share and the energy is always off the charts. I'm so grateful for our continued growth!

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