Free Author Academy Panel at SD Central Library – 1/22/14

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ADVENTURES BY THE BOOK – CENTRAL LIBRARY SAN DIEGO is pleased to introduce the SoCal Author Academy Panel, a free event for writers and authors, in partnership with San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, SD 92101, Wednesday, January 22, 6:30pm.

What is the SoCal Author Academy?

Come and join us at this free event to find out. Meet our instructors and learn more about our workshops designed specifically for writers and authors. Be inspired to take control of your book’s destiny!

As an author events coordinator, Susan McBeth is frequently asked advice by writers who are over-whelmed with the marketing process. Who do I hire for my author photo; do I need a book trailer; what do I invest for a professional website; where do I start with social media; how do I set up interviews; how do I develop my presentation skills; what good is a press release and how do I write one; how do I best approach bookstores and libraries for events; what other event options are available, etc.

The SoCal Author Academy will answer those questions and much more, as it takes you methodically through the process of marketing your book in Anne Lamott fashion, Bird by Bird. Designed as a series of intimate workshops, taught by experts in each subject matter, the Author Academy will offer you a cohesive and interactive plan to market your book.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, February 1 Social Media for Writers and Authors
Instructor: Barbra Drizin, Start from Scratch Social Media

Saturday, March 8 Author Events Part I—Planning for Author Events
Instructor: Susan McBeth, Adventures by the Book

Saturday, April 5 Presentations, Readings and Interviews
Instructor: Kathi Diamant, TV personality, speaker and author

Sunday, April 6 Video Presentations, You Tube and Book Trailers
Instructor: Andy Trimlett, KPBS Emmy winning videographer/producer

Sunday, May 4 Author Events Part II—Creating Your Event(s)
Instructor: Susan McBeth, Adventures by the Book

To register for workshops or for more information, visit