Becoming a Bestseller: Marketing and Promotions for Writers

Saturday, Sep 9, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Becoming a Bestseller: Marketing and Promotions for Writers

You’ve written something great (a novel, memoir, short story, blog, poem, play…). That’s fantastic! Creating quality content is the hardest part. But now you must PROMOTE your work—because if no one knows about your big beautiful book, then no one will read it.

Publicity is daunting for many writers, but it doesn’t have to be. To successfully promote your writing, you don’t need money and contacts and a team of publicists. All you need a little bit of knowledge and a lot of hard work.

We’ll pack a lot into this half-day class, so come prepared to take notes (I’ll provide handouts, too). There’s a lot to learn, but you’ll leave this class with a set of tools to help YOU become a bestseller, too.

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Tips for developing a media plan that will help you reach YOUR audience.
  • How build a successful author platform. If you don’t know what an author platform is, I’ll tell you and show you how to build one. For those with an already active platform, I’ll show you how to grow.
  • Insider media tips. Reaching out to press doesn’t have to be scary, but there is etiquette that you must follow (or risk looking like a novice). I’ll also give you old-school tips for how to research outlets AND track down proper contact information.
  • How to plan, schedule and execute a successful book tour that WILL SELL BOOKS and grow your community of booksellers and fans.
  • Advice for working with your team: do you have a publisher, agent, publicist, manager, writing partner or a friend/spouse who are also involved in promotions? I’ll give you the inside track to building this team and how to work with them once they’re on board.
  • Systems for capitalizing on all of your success. There are things you can do with all of your press write-ups, events, and reviews to CREATE MORE SUCCESS and MORE BUZZ… until you are on your way to your own bestselling career.

About the instructor:
Stephanie Storey’s debut novel Oil and Marble is a Los Angeles Times bestseller, was named one of Hudson Booksellers’ Best Books of 2016, and was called “extraordinarily entertaining” by The New York Times. She has a degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and attended a PhD program in Art History—before leaving to get her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She has studied art in Italy and been on a pilgrimage to see every Michelangelo on display in Europe. She has also been a television producer for over 15 years in Los Angeles for shows like Tavis Smiley on PBS, The Arsenio Hall Show for CBS, and The Writers’ Room for Sundance Channel. When not writing novels or producing television, she can usually be found — with her husband, an actor and Emmy-winning comedy writer — traveling the world in search of her next story.

Event Location

Center for Nonprofits
1200 W. Walnut St.
Rogers, AR 72756

Event Fees:

Cost Per Person $ 25.00

Registration is closed for this event.

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