Sunday, September 21, 2014

Online Workshop: Marketing Tips for the Serious Writer with Lisa Dawn

Marketing Tips for the Serious Writer

Lisa Dawn is the Marketing Director for The Wild Rose Press, Inc., an exciting publisher of romance and fiction, and also Pelican Ventures Book Group, a strong voice in Christian Publications. In the eight years she’s held these positions, she has helped authors navigate the changing world of publishing.

In this class, she will share the basic principles of online marketing, touching on the etiquette, because going about it wrong is one of the quickest ways an author can sabotage their efforts.

When do you begin promoting? What is your brand? Where do you find readers? What is the best tool for online marketing? Facebook, Twitter, blogging, Pinterest—where do you start and when does it end?

In today’s market, promotion primarily rests with the author. But without the tools to grab the attention of today’s reader, it is becoming increasingly hard to find success.

How do you compose a tweet for Twitter?
What should you share on Facebook?
You’ve pinned your book on Pinterest? What good is that going to do?

This two week, in-depth workshop will cover these questions and more. Lisa will be available for a Q&A on each of the subjects covered. She will cover online resources, networking with other authors, and choosing the best tools for you.

Dates: October 6-17th.

Cost $25.00

Please make your payment using the Paypal button located on the Online Workshop page of the Heart of Texas RWA website.

It is very important that you follow the directions below so that your enrollment will be recorded correctly and to receive your invitation to the class loop.

***In the section for notes, put the NAME you'll be using during the workshop and the EMAIL where you want your invitation to be sent.

Permission to forward this information is given and encouraged.

Many thanks,

Linda LaRoque

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Procrastination—Income Tax Woes

Are you one of those people who get behind in getting your income tax ready, file and extension, and then panic when October 15th is quickly approaching? I'm describing myself as this is the second time I've done this, and woo is me, I don't wanna do it!

Actually, we turned in all of our income in April, so all I'm working on is our expenses—actually, my writing expenses. So, in truth, it shouldn't take me long. It involves sitting myself down and avoiding all those other distractions, like Facebook, for one.

At least I don't have to deal with vintage office equipment. I did learn to type on one very similar to this, though. If I find it, I'll add the picture of the vintage adding machine.

So, I guess I better close and get busy!

Happy Reading and Writing!