Saturday, March 5, 2016

Coming in March!

Writers on the Storm is excited to present Karen Witemeyer as our guest speaker for our March 19 meeting.

A California transplant to Texas, Karen is a graduate of Abilene Christian University, earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology. She writes historical romance fiction for Bethany House and is a two-time RITA® Finalist and winner of the coveted HOLT Medallion and ACFW Carol Award.

Her topic? "Marketing for those who hate social media."

Marketing--techniques to get our works to fly off the "shelves"--is our theme for the month.

In January, we discussed the changes in the industry, touching upon the  increase of indie or hybrid authors. February, we talked about making dollars and "sense" in this crazy business.

For March, we're going to get down to the brass tacks of money-making: marketing. Doesn't matter how wonderful our books are if no one reads them, and no one will know to read them if they don't know we've written them. So, how do we bring our products to everyone's attention?

Stay tuned to our blog and be sure to come to the meeting. I'm certain we'll all learn something that will work best for us.

Can't wait to hear what Karen has to say!

In other news:

We've made some changes in our events calendar, moving our "Personal Publishing Journeys" meeting with Annette O'Hare, Kathrese McKee, and myself from October to April so we can have a special day for the big event we've been planning:

Mark your calendar for October 8--not our usual date of 3rd Saturday (October 15), but the 8th--because Hallee Bridgeman is coming to WOTS! We're hoping to give her a full, four-hour seminar for her discussion on all things Indie. We're working on the plans now, so stay tuned!!!

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing teacher Karen is! I got so many great ideas from listening to her speak. We Houston authors are blessed to have WOTS who brings such wonderful teachers to share their talents with us!