Build Your Platform Before You Publish - San Francisco, CA
Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Platform and Community Building Intensive for Writers
You have something great to say—maybe you've started a blog, or have even completed a manuscript! But great writing alone does not guarantee that anyone will read your work. You need to be seen, to find and connect with your readers, and you need a strategy to help get you there.
Welcome to the growing world of author platforms!
Having an author platform is essential to connect with readers and create a community of enthusiastic fans around your work. But building it can be confusing, with all the conflicting advice about what is essential and what's not.
Platforms are a Process, Not a Product
Starting with your core purpose for sharing your work, this intensive will help you clarify your audience and community goals, establish sustainable workflows, and identify the social media outlets that best suit your needs. Among the topics we will cover are:
- Where to find your readers, and how to give them what they are looking for
- Best uses for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Goodreads and more
- Book launch strategies, ebook pricing, and managing your book listings on Amazon
- Bringing readers back to your website with platform-building best practices
All workshop attendees will receive a free PDF copy of my ebook on the 3-step process for platform-building. You will also receive a worksheet for capturing your strategic insights and next steps for building a great author platform.
There will be a lunch break midway through the workshop. The address for today's workshop will be included in your registration email.
About Anne Hill
I have been a professional writer for 30 years and an entrepreneur for 20. I know that marketing strategies vary for each individual author, and that the best strategy always starts at the center: with your content, your inspiration to write, and your unique publishing and career goals.
I have authored, co-authored, and contributed to several books, self-published three of my own, and have been blogging since 2005. I currently host the Author Platforms Decoded video series, am co-leader of the Bay Area Blogger Society, write for the Huffington Post, the Blog o' Gnosis, Creative Content Coaching, and am a columnist for SageWoman Magazine.