Part of Black Authors and Readers Literary Weekend Conference (Sept. 14-15)
Harborside Hotel - 6400 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, MD 24075
Cherrie Woods, known as the “PR Guru” for independent authors, will kick off the conference on Friday afternoon at 1 pm with her 90-minute workshop "Promote Your Own Book." This workshop is for writers/authors at all stages in the writing process. She will share tips on how to make your book stand out in the crowd, including… how to choose the right book cover, the elements of a strong Author PR Toolkit, what type of online presence you need to have, and how your book genre helps you focus your PR campaign. For info about the conference go here.
Harborside is a very popular hotel located near National Harbor, MGM Grand, and Tanger outlets, so please make your reservations TODAY at (301) 749-9400.
With over 750,000 books being published each year in the U.S. and over half of them by self-published authors, how does an author stand outabovethe rest? This workshop teaches authors how to choose the right book cover, develop a strong "Author PR Toolkit" (headshot, bio, book synopsis, and website), how to choose the right book cover? What type of online presence authors need to have and where to sell their books. (90 mins.)
Attend this workshop to learn public relations strategies to increase your book sales. Topics include: how to get local media coverage, where to look for reading opportunities, how to develop/strengthen your brand and how to develop a strong author platform. (Workshop will include a five-minute book cover assessment). Attendees are encouraged to bring a printed copy of their book. (3 hrs.)
Creative entrepreneurship is the practice of setting up a business – or setting yourself up as self-employed in one of the creative industries. Essentially, creative entrepreneurs are investors in talent – their own or other people’s. - Wikipedia
This 3-hour workshop is designed to give creative entrepreneurs insight into the world of public relations (PR). The workshop will focus on empowering attendees to build businesses that are balanced, productive and sustainable utilizing best PR practices.
This workshop will give visual artists insight into the world of marketing and public relations to help them learn about the general art-buying public, discuss their plans for their art, learn how to create a brand and how to get their art “scene.” (2 hrs.)
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