Monday, October 22nd 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Proteus Gowanus (543 Union Street at Nevins).
Psst! Did you know there’s a thriving book trade community on Twitter? Have you wondered how you can get more “likes” for your novel’s Facebook page? And are you currently participating in the hub for close to 10 million dedicated booklovers online? In this upcoming workshop, Diane Saarinen of the Saima Agency will discuss your author platform – what it is, why you need one and how to build one using social media. You’ll learn:
* Where to find lists of the current Twitter handles of literary agents, book bloggers, publishers and reviewers
* How one author with just 50 followers was able to reach over 20,000 “tweeps” in less than one hour
* Goodreads, Shelfari, Library Thing…which of these three are most worth your valuable time?
At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a Social Media for Authors Action Plan, and a positive attitude towards reaching more readers. A working basic knowledge of Twitter and Facebook a plus but not necessary. Bonus: Raffle! One attendee of the workshop wins a free one-hour phone consult with Diane on any topic related to book publicity.
Diane Saarinen’s Using Social Media to Build Your Author Platform workshop is a fantastic introduction for authors who know they need to market their work via social media, but don’t know where to start. Diane’s engaging, concise approach offers authors invaluable strategies & tips to reach more readers and connect with industry peers. You will leave her class armed with an action plan and the confidence to make it happen. — Adelaide Lancaster, founder In Good Company
The Saima Agency coordinates publicity for talented writers, including New York Times bestselling author Cathy Marie Buchanan (The Day The Falls Stood Still); internationally bestselling historical fiction author Sandra Gulland (The Josephine B. Trilogy); Globe and Mail bestselling author Catherine McKenzie (Spin); Kafka Prize award winner and Commonwealth Prize finalist Isla Morley (Come Sunday); and longlisted for Canada’s prestigious 2011 Giller Prize, Genni Gunn (Solitaria).
All information on this workshop, including registration instructions is here --> http://buildauthorplatform.eventbrite.com/#
We look forward to seeing you there!