Guest Post: Scott James, self-publishing author and marketing teacher
Wednesday, July 25
367 9th Street (@ Folsom), Upstairs
Being and independent artist is hard. If you're like me, you want people to enjoy and (hopefully) buy the work you put your heart and soul into. I know I do. If you're like many of the talented writers, musicians and artists I meet, though, a lot of times you make something great, then watch it sit on a shelf or a website gathering dust. I'm here to help.
One year ago I decided to write, publish and market my own novel. I have five years of experience in marketing as a day-job, so I was able to use a lot of what I know. It turns out I'm good at what I call community outreach, which is about getting the word out about your work with the network of people you already know.
I'm offering a class for fellow authors, musicians, artists, artisans, and crafts-people who want to get better at marketing their work. My goal is to tell you the truth about what works and get more people seeing and enjoying your books, art, and music.
You will learn how to:
• Set the right outreach goals
• Use your limited time more effectively
• Write better emails, social media posts, and event materials
• Strengthen and grow your existing network of contacts
• Take 22 specific actions you can start doing tomorrow. Why 22? You'll find out at the class.
The class will help you learn better strategies for Community Outreach and marketing for your projects, events, and campaigns. I would love to see you there.