Class Title: Going Pro--So You Want to Be an Author (Social Media/Branding Edition)
Instructor(s): Kristen Lamb
Price(s): $50.00 USD
Where: WANA Virtual Classroom
When: Saturday September 6th from noon to 2 PM NY Time (US Eastern)
Brick-and-mortar bookstores are closing at record rates, and consumers (readers) are drowning in a deluge of content. Ads and traditional marketing are less effective than EVER. This is why social media is the professional author's lifeline.
Agents will no longer sign an author with no brand or platform and a non-traditional author is dead in the water without a meaningful on-line presence. Whether we choose traditional or non-traditional publishing, an effective social media platform makes the difference in writing for fun and writing for keeps.
In a rising tide of book spam and relentless promotions and contests, readers are weary. Most have learned to un-see. So what WILL they see? How do we create a brand? A community? How do we serve current fans and cultivate future ones? How do we inspire passion for our work?
How can we do social media effectively and have time left over for the most important job of all? Writing MORE books?
What is a platform? An author brand? When is the right time to start building a platform? Where should we spend most of our energy? How much time do we REALLY need to spend on social media?
***Hint: A LOT less than you might believe.
All this and more.