Author’s Marketing

After a long drive dodging through Friday evening traffic, I made it to Houston for the Author’s Marketing Conference. I spent my day learning about various ways to market my books and myself as an author, including setting up mailing lists, gaining e-mail followers, perfecting Soundbites, and how to effectively use Twitter.

Through these seminars, I will become certified in Author Marketing.

To top off the event, this evening, all of the 2017 Award Winning authors, myself included, will be recognized during dinner.

The event continues tomorrow morning with more marketing seminars before I head home. I’ll later post what I learned from this conference, in hopes that the wealth of knowledge I gain might help some of my fellow writers.

To be continued…

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Wimberley Book Festival

Wimberley flierThis weekend, I had the wonderful privilege of being a part of the Wimberley Book Festival.  These festivals are beneficial for many reasons. First and foremost, they give me the opportunity to mingle and network with other writers.  I meet interesting people, find out about writing opportunities, and sell a few books in the process.

I woke up at the crack of dawn and drove for an hour and half to the Wimberley Community Center. I was pleasantly surprised to walk in the door and find my book, Sand & Sutures, listed on a banner among other award winning authors. This was a positive boost to my day.

Once I unloaded everything from the car, I began to set up my table, which included my own banner, several promotional items and props, and of course several copies of my books.

Authors from all over the state of Texas who write in every genre under the sun had their booths set up throughout the room. Influxes of crowds came in at varying intervals and explored each table. They took business cards, discussed books, and filled their bags with giveaways.

Throughout the day, I had the opportunity to reconnect with authors I hadn’t seen in awhile. I also made a little video blurb about my books, spoke with quite a few potential readers who stopped by my table to say hello, gave away a mug full of syringe pens, and sold a few books. Overall, I’d say the day was successful, and I look forward to attending this event again next year.

 

 

 

Great DaySA

Tune in tomorrow morning, July 11th for Great DaySA , KENS 5 from 9-10:00a.m. to see me and other authors as we promote the 2nd Annual San Antonio Indie Book Fest! 📚📚

See you all on Saturday!

Post script:  Making an appearance on a live morning news show was an interesting experience.  Live studios are busy places.

We participated in the live studio audience, watched each bit, and went live to promote our upcoming book fest.  Overall, it was fun and entertaining. Hopefully we’ll get a few locals to show up on Saturday.

Upcoming Events

SAIBF

Here are some upcoming author events I’ll be involved in.  Hoping to throw a few more signings into the mix before summer is over.

June 16th: DEAR Texas Radio Interview 7:00 P.M.

July 16th: San Antonio Indie Book Fest  10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Sept. 17: Port O’Connor Book Signing/ Texas Author’s Dinner 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

October 8th:  Indie Author Day  and Book Festival UH Sugar Land  11 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.

Nov. 5: Texas Book Festival Austin  9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.