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Feb
4
Sat
February 4th: Breaking through Social Media Phobias – It’s a Must! @ The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
Feb 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Many of us experience dread when thinking or talking about using social media venues to sell our books. Yet, as authors, we need to break through these fears in order to sell our books, attract future readers and influence the media. Attend this event to learn about ways to blast through your phobias, sell your books faster and build the number of followers (aka potential readers). 

 

Speakers:

 

  • Debra Jason, How You Can “Create a Thunder” to Sell Your Book (Brag: Sold an additional 200 books in 30 days using this social media platform!)
  • Laurie Weiss, Featured Author of the Month (Brag: She can help you reduce anxiety about anything!)
  • Erin Cell, Increasing Sales through Twitter (Brag: She’s the mastermind behind the inaugural Social Media Day Denver event!

How You Can “Create a Thunder” to Sell Your Book

After spending a year working on my book, I proudly held the physical proof in my hand. As I began planning the official book launch, I was introduced to a cool online marketing tool that helped me achieve a broader reach – broader than I could have ever imagined.

This cost-effective marketing tool helps you “create a thunder” as your announcement travels across social networks. It resulted in my book having a social reach of more than 1.4 million viewers and ranking in Amazon’s Top 10.

The good news? You can do this too when launching your book!

  • Create a buzz around your book before it launches.
  • Amplify your message across social media.
  • Build your social reach without asking your network to dip into their wallets.
  • Launch a thunderous online campaign in 3 simple steps.
  • Design an attention-grabbing graphics even if you’re not an artist.

 

Debra Jason is an author of the award-winning book, Millionaire Marketing on a Shoestring Budget™, Debra Jason is also a speaker, copywriter, and multi-faceted marketing mentor. A recipient of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award, she started The Write Direction in 1989. Her mission is to empower you with the cost-effective marketing strategies you need to gain exposure for your book so that you attract a steady stream of happy readers.

 

 

 

Featured Author of the Month: Dr. Laurie Weiss

 

After over 40 years practicing psychotherapy and coaching, Relationship Communication Expert, Dr. Laurie Weiss had no intention of starting a new phase of her career. Then a colleague helped her resolve a persistent, stressful problem using an amazing new technique. She was astounded that he did it in just a few minutes, using only words while standing on the sidewalk outside of a restaurant. As a Psychotherapist, Coach and Consultant Dr. Laurie has been helping clients reclaim life energy and find joy in life since 1972.  She has taught professionals in 13 countries and authored 8 books that make complex information accessible to anyone. Her latest, Letting It Go, reflects her expertise in the rapid anxiety and stress relief process she first encountered that fateful evening. She is a long time member of AuthorU.

Dissolve Social Media Blocks—Yes, Really!

  • Identify what scares you most
  • Picture your “why”
  • Use 3 sentences to change the picture and dissolve the blocks

Increasing Sales through Twitter

Looking to increase book sales through the use of social media, more specifically, Twitter? We will start with the basics & learn the language of Twitter. Building a Twitter Tribe is key to increasing your exposure on the platform, we will walk through engagement and follower tips & tools. As with all marketing, you need a plan, learn how to create a winning content & engagement strategy for Twitter to help you increase your online sales.

  • Twitter Talk – Learning the Language
  • Building Your Twitter Tribe
  • Creating a Winning Strategy for Twitter
  • Twitter Tips & Tools
  • Increasing Sales through Twitter

 

Erin Cell is a social media strategist, consultant & speaker who is passionate about helping businesses (and authors) understand the power of social media. She has helped thousands of authors, business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives improve their online presence while saving them time and money. She is the mastermind behind the inaugural Social Media Day Denver event in partnership with the Colorado Women in Social Media. She speaks regularly around the Denver area to a variety of groups, including SCORE Denver, Polka Dot Powerhouse, Denver Start-up Week, and hosts her own Social Success Club Meetup.

 

 

 

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Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

 

 

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Feb
18
Sat
FEB: AuthorYOU Circles – Turn Up the Heat with Repurposing @ The Book Shepherd's Offices
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Yup … it’s cold and you may want to hunker in … but this is the ideal time to turn up the heat and create new programs–audio–how about a video series — crafting a speech that can open up the door to huge sales? Get ready for ideas to defrost the coldest of fronts!

REGISTER: www.Meetup.com/AuthorYOU

 

All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions …

The Author YOU participants are true masterminds. The Circles created with expanding your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started.  Your answers are in the room.

There is no charge except your “fee” is to bring a snack to share, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability

REGISTER: www.Meetup.com/AuthorYOU

Mar
4
Sat
MARCH 4th and 5th: BOOKCAMP-Comedy Intensive with a Hollywood Master! @ The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm

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2 words:  The outrageous and comedy writer Steve Kaplan … and so can you!

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We have a DOUBLE HEADER BOOKCAMP in March!


March 4
… Sharpen up your writing with Hollywood’s premier comedy writer.
March 5 … Learn tips and tricks to transform your work to the big screen.

A very special BookCamp is coming your way with comedy writer, trainer, author and mentor to the inside club of Hollywood’s entertainers is coming to AuthorU and Denver. Steve Kaplan is bringing the Comedy Intensive to us … you will learn tips and tricks on how to humor up your writing when appropriate; how to engage an audience when speaking that you’ve never thought about; and so much more. http://www.KaplanComedy.com/

Get ready for a dynamic duo: The Comedy Writing Intensive BookCamp: A Weekend Workshop for Authors, Writers and Screenwriters. Attend one day … or both. Your choice … you choose.

Whether you’re writing a novel, short story, a comedy screenplay, working on a sitcom script, or producing or directing a comedy film, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert when it comes to comedy. From the industry’s top stars to first time comedy writers producers directors and performers, Steve Kaplan has worked with and developed the best.

The proven and practical methods and principles contained in his famed Comedy Intensive course reveals the hidden tools and principles that help you understand comedy from the inside out. If you went to Steve, you would pay $395 for this course (plus air, plus food, plus hotel). AuthorU is bring the amazing, outrageous and hilarious Steve Kaplan and the Hollywood factor to you … and you can sleep in your own bed.

Don’t miss this … Register Now! Early Bird ends on February 8th.

SEATS: Space is allowed for ONLY 40 attendees … register EARLY for this one.                                                                                            

Saturday, March 4th … Comedy Author Writing Intensive and Prose

Whether you’re writing a comic novel or just want to inject more humor into your prose, your books, your speeches … this all day workshop will open avenues you never envisioned. 

Learn

  • How to Create Great Comic Characters
  • The Power of Not Knowing
  • Funny You Should Say That: Writing Comic Dialogue
  • Unblock the Block
  • And more!
     
    An intimate, supportive day that will include creativity and brainstorming techniques, solo and group writing exercises, and lots and lots of laughter!

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Steve Kaplan is a master in Hollywood comedy and will delve into the sometimes elusive art of writing comedy. He’ll will explore this potent and popular form by distilling its basic principles, bringing them into the lingo and jargon you get … and can use. Combining hands-on writing exercises with story analysis and other interactive activities, this one-day event will help you find your own comic voice and offer guidelines on how to write humor with confidence, honesty and clarity. 

Here’s Steve on Why Most Romantic Comedies Suck … http://bit.ly/1S3jmBc

 

Sunday, March 5th  … Comedy Intensive for Screenwriters (and Screenwriters-to-be), Performers and Filmmakers

  • How do you write funny?
  • How do you act funny?
  • How do you direct funny?
  • How do you be funny?

Get ready to deep-dive and discover the hidden tools and principles of comedy

  • what comedy is,
  • how it works, 
  • why it works,
  • what’s happening when it’s not working
  • what you can do to fix it,

Your take-aways include proven and practical methods and principles. The workshop includes exercises, solo and group writing activities, as well as a liberal use of clips from current and classic comedies to illustrate our points and principles. It’s a very interactive experience, and we tend to laugh. A lot!

Get ready to alter your thinking, your style and your outcomes!

Don’t miss this … Register Now!                                               

TIME: 8.30 to 4.30  includes lunch each day

WHERE: CADA – Colorado Automobile Dealers Assn, 290 E Speer Blvd., Denver CO

COST: AuthorU GOLD Members:
Early Bird  $99 per day or both days for $180 until February 8;

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AuthorU GOLD Members Regular Rate: $129 per day or $250 for both days after February 8



ALL Other Participants
:  $139 per day or both for $250 until February 8;
 

1 Day – March 4th


1 Day – March 5th



Both Days

BASIC and NON-Members Regular Rate: $169 and $310

SEATS: Space is allowed for ONLY 40 attendees … register EARLY for this one.

There are no refunds 21 days before the event and a $40 Administrative fee will be charged.

Mar
18
Sat
MAR: AuthorYOU Circles … Spring Forward with New Ideas! @ The Book Shepherd's Offices
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s official … FINALLY, Spring arrives on Monday … the annual first day of Spring celebration per the calendar. This month’s AuthorYOU circle is designed to jumpstart the annual ritual of warming weather and signs of nature with new ideas for marketing, creation, presentation … SUCCESS.

REGISTER: www.Meetup.com/AuthorYOU

Even if it does what we all know about Colorado–we sometimes don’t get the “it’s Spring memo”– and snows! Get ready for another great session with the AuthorYOU tribe.

It’s cold outside but HOT inside as a variety of ideas are revealed and explored. It’s time to start thaw out, come out of hibernation from the winter chill–make 2016 the year that your writing and publishing explode.

All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions …

The Author YOU participants are true masterminds. The Circles created with expanding your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started.  Your answers are in the room.

There is no charge except your “fee” is to bring a snack to share, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

REGISTER: www.Meetup.com/AuthorYOU

Apr
1
Sat
APRIL 1: Creating an Audio that You Can Brag About! @ 2734 Walnut Street Denver, Colorado 80205
Apr 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Meet with Richard Rieman at the studios of Post Modern Company Studios in Denver to learn the secrets of audio books and how to use them to showcase your book.

Get ready to create a 3-minute AUDIO onsite for the first 20 people who register.

 

 

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Count me in … I need to get on the audiobook trail pronto!

13690716_10208119093673782_5265692091565688632_nRichard Rieman is a multi-award winning author of The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation, a narrator and audiobook consultant.

Location: 2734 Walnut Street Denver, Colorado 80205

Time: 8.30 to 12 noon  

Cost: Early Bird until March 26 is $25 for Gold members, all others $35. An additional $10 after the 26th.

 

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Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

 

 

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