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Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

How to Turn Your Author Website Into a Book-Selling Machine


You know you need a website. You also know that having a good one can help you promote your books and establish your online presence as an author.

But how do you create a good one?

At our June 10 meeting, Bob Baker (past president of the SLPA) will show you the essential elements that will whip your author website into shape.

In a little more than an hour, Bob will reveal:

  • The best options to create an author website if you're starting from scratch
  • The five elements every author website should have
  • Your #1 book-selling asset
  • How to increase the odds that your web pages will be found by your ideal readers and book buyers
  • The most important word to include in any book sales message
  • The real reasons people buy books and how to hit those hot buttons when you sell
  • How to craft hypnotic sales offers (and the key aspects that most authors mistakenly leave out)

After this meeting, you'll know how to attract more readers and sell more books online.

Bob Baker helps musicians, authors and creative entrepreneurs use their talents and know-how to make a living and make a difference in the world. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook (which appeared in the movie The School of Rock starring Jack Black).

Bob’s other books include The Empowered Artist, The Guerrilla Guide to Book Marketing, 55 Ways to Promote and Sell Your Book on the Internet, Unleash the Artist Within, and more. Check out Bob’s free blog, podcast, video clips, and more at www.FullTimeAuthor.com and www.TheBuzzFactor.com.

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(the second Wednesday of every month)

THE HEIGHTS: Richmond Heights Community Center

The Angus Room
8001 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

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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.

Monthly Meeting Admission

  • Members – FREE
  • Non-member Guests – $10 per person, cash or check at the door
(Guest fee will be applied to Membership if you decide to join at that meeting)

Independent Bookstores

The SLPA encourages awareness and support of our local independent bookstores.

Here are some examples. Click on each name to visit their website:


•  Left Bank Books

•  Main Street Books

•  The Novel Neighbor

•  STLBooks

•  Subterranean Books

•  Webster Groves Bookshop


To learn more about independent bookstores in the St. Louis area, visit this link: Independent Bookstore Alliance.

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