Friday, August 06, 2010

Promo class


SELF-PROMOTION: Does the very term make you cringe?  Do you suffer from "Not-Doing-Enough- Self-Promotion" guilt?  Do you think self-promotion is something you'll have time to learn AFTER getting The Call?  Here’s THE online workshop for you:

August 15th – 28th -- “SELF-PROMOTION PRIMER: Guilt-Free & Cost-Effective PR Options”

PR consultant/Berkley author Marcia James will present this two-week online workshop, with lectures from a slate of promotion-savvy guest lecturers.  Participants will be given insider tips and the tools to pick the PR options right for them and their books.  The lectures include:

Promoting Yourself Before "The Call" by Beth Morrow (Wild Rose Press)

Web Site Design by Karen McCullough (Cerridwen Press & Karen's Web Works)

Online & Print Press Kits by Patricia Sargeant (Kensington/ Berkley)

Book Videos by Michael Matthew (Michael Matthew Productions)

Co-Promotion by Dianne Castell (Kensington, Berkley & Harlequin/Silhouett e)

Group Blogs by Donna MacMeans (Berkley)

Author Promotion Sites by DeNita Tuttle (AuthorIsland. com)

Print Advertising by Janice Maynard (NAL, Kensington & Silhouette)

Public Speaking by Karen Harper (MIRA, Penguin USA & NAL)

Networking/Power- Schmoozing by Susan Gee Heino (Berkley)

Social Media Sites by Kathy Kulig (Ellora's Cave/Cerridwen Press)

Author Newsletters by Kay Stockham (Harlequin Superromance/ Berkley)

Readers' Loops by Carol Ann Erhardt (Wild Rose Press)

Podcasts by Melissa Alvarez w/a Ariana Dupre (Cerridwen Press)

Workshop participants will learn about author branding, create tag lines, and identify elements within their work that lend themselves to niche marketing.  In addition to the guest-lectures, Marcia will discuss cross-promotion, print and trinket PR materials, author interviews, and more.  And all participants will receive Marcia’s 300-page, detailed Promotion Options file.

The workshop is hosted by the Northeast Ohio chapter of Romance Writers of America (NEORWA).  Cost is $15 for NEORWA members and $20 for non-members.  (You don't need to be a Romance Writers of America member to take the workshop.)  See http://neorwa. com/index. php/Workshops/ Workshops for registration.

Learn to love (okay, LIKE) self-promotion.  ;-)  And banish the guilt of not doing enough PR.  Join us online August 15th - 28th!  See you there!


Marcia James said...

Thanks for posting the announcement about my author promotion workshop! I love doing promotion, and the workshop is focused on making author PR both effective and enjoyable.
-- Marcia James

Janice said...

Hi Marcia,

No problem and it sounds like a great class. I might just take it myself. :)

Let me know what other classes you have offered and I'll post them here too.