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Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Book Marketing Brainstorm and SLPA Holiday Party

December 10 will highlight a special SLPA meeting that will be part holiday party and part Book Marketing Brainstorm Session.

If the holiday part doesn’t grab you, then the brainstorm part surely will!

One by one we will put an author attendee in the spotlight and generate dozens of on-the-spot promotion ideas they can use to market their book.

Each featured author will have a minute or two to hold up their book and explain what it is, what it’s about, who they are, and who the book is intended for. Then everyone in the room will suggest ideas on how to market and sell it.

All of the suggestions will be written on a giant sheet of paper, which the author can take with them after the session.

Preference will be given to SLPA member authors first, then if time allows, other attendees that night. Even if your book isn’t in the spotlight, you will surely get a long list of marketing ideas you can apply to your book, no matter the topic.

Also, at the beginning of the meeting, musician and outgoing SLPA President Bob Baker will sing and perform a holiday song or two – the first time he has ever done so at an SLPA meeting. You might even witness a hula dancer during this segment. You’ll just have to attend to see and hear for yourself.

We will also have light snacks and refreshments on hand to help create a holiday party atmosphere.

Hope to see you there!

Our regular Monthly Meeting location

(the second Wednesday of every month)

Brentwood Community Center

2505 Brentwood Blvd - Room 101
St. Louis, MO 63144

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Doors open at 6:30 PM for networking. Business meeting begins at 7:00 PM and continues till 8:30 PM or so with networking continuing afterward till about 9.

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