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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

National Association of Memoir Writers Presents Tips on Marketing Memoirs

January 18, 201311 AM PST 12 PM MST 1 PM CST 2 PM EST
And interview with Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Too many memoirists and others who write in literary genres like poetry have come to believe that marketing or promotion won’t work for them. Worse, that it can’t be done. Worse still, that it is counter to their artistic intent. How do you feel about marketing? Does it make your heart beat harder? It’s time to get in the flow of positive thinking about getting your book, and yourself, into the world.

Some of our greatest writers and artists have been master marketers. Think Mark Twain, Dickens, Andy Warhol, Peter Max. Think, too, how many more people they reached and inspired because they were good at reaching out to people. Won’t you join us to learn how you can get over your barriers to being a magic marketer?

During this teleseminar you will learn:
  • How to get over your fear of publicity and marketing
  • About the single most important technique for memoirists and other creative types
  • Important information about query letters and book proposals
  • How to develop a positive, joyful attitude about marketing

Carolyn Howard-Johnson is an award-winning poet. She is also the author of a literary novel that garnered eight awards and a book of creative nonfiction short stories. Both are based on elements of memoir. She also has a new memoir being shopped by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary. She utterly rejects the notion that it’s futile for authors of literary genres to market their books. In fact there has never been a time when they can reach more readers faster and more effectively. You can become your own publicist or a full marketing partner with your publisher or publicist. Come let her share publicity basics and some of her promotion secrets with you. Learn more about her at http://howtodoitfrugally.com.

----- Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor

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