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Next Meeting: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Book Marketing Boot Camp with Sandra Beckwith

Authors need to promote their books. This is especially important for self-published authors, who receive no marketing support at all, unless they purchase a pricey promotion package.

The St. Louis Publishers Association is pleased to host Sandra Beckwith of BuildBookBuzz.com on Saturday, October 18, 9:00am to 12:00 noon, at Westborough Country Club in Kirkwood, MO; 63122.

Book Marketing Boot Camp will help you discover the most effective tools and tactics for promoting your fiction or nonfiction book.

Save money on consultants and related services by learning how to:

  • Focus on low-cost activities with high value

  • Create and use the most effective publicity tool available for both fiction and nonfiction

  • Generate influential reader reviews

  • Rock it on Amazon

  • Reach readers online through virtual book tours

  • Maximize the single technique that will keep your book in the news for years

Come prepared to work during this half-day interactive workshop that includes a special author “hot seat” advice session and time for questions and answers with the instructor. Registration and payment due by Wednesday, October 15.

About Our Instructor
Sandra Beckwith is an award-winning former publicist who shares her expertise with others as a book marketing trainer and author. Following the success of her two traditionally published publicity books for small businesses and nonprofits, Sandra focused her efforts on helping authors learn how to market her books.

Her self-published titles include Get Your Book in the News: How to Write a Press Release That Announces Your Book and Build Book Buzz Publicity Forms & Templates. Get free tips and how-to advice twice a month by subscribing to her free e-newsletter, Build Book Buzz, at www.BuildBookBuzz.com.

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