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I am excited to announce that as a new associate with the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) Faculty, I will join fellow publicists to speak on the topic of "How to Build a Market for Your Novels and Short Stories" on Saturday, March 16 at 2:30pm at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library in the Ray Bradbury Room.
The event is free with limited seating.
It will be a special pleasure for me because this is the same meeting place where in 2012--as a fledgling publicist--I sat in the audience listening to the brilliant publicist and author, Carolyn Howard-Johnson give PR tips for authors. In fact, I still have my voluminous notes scrawled in pen on a yellow legal pad.
The Panel Topic According to the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society Website rolls out like this:
"In an age when authors often need to develop to their own market and fan base, the path to success can appear full of potholes, costly traps and dead ends. Beyond just traditional public relations and digital marketing, there’s an increasing number of routes that you can utilize to reach the public and more potential customers. This panel of experts will detail the basics, and reveal many secrets of success."
While the "basics" can be explained with crystal clarity, and the steps followed easily by most authors, the "success" side, in my experience, has been a combination of knowledge, skill, constant effort, and the marketability of the book (i.e., the potential readership/audience). And let's not forget...Fate (aka Luck; Good Fortune; and Out of the Blue God Shots).
Details are forthcoming!
If you are in the L.A. area, please stop in and gain some tips and tricks that may be well worth your while.
I will also be speaking on panels at the Genre-LA Writers Conference on Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31. Details are on the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society Website. I'm very impressed and honored that organizer extraordinaire Tony Todaro placed me on panels that line up perfectly with my eclectic skills sets:
Book PR and Marketing, Memoir Writing, Fiction and Nonfiction Writing
Event Date and Time: Saturday, March 16 @2:30pm
Event Venue Address:
Culver City Julian Dixon Library
Ray Bradbury Room
2920 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Event Website: Greater Los Angeles Writers Society Website
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