Learn How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Writing and Yourself

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Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be valuable allies in writers' quests to build platforms and then sell books. But it's easy to get lost in these worlds. Where is your time spent most effectively? How often can you promote yourself on these sites vs. providing content? Luckily, author I.J. Schecter is up to the task of answering these questions and many more with his webinar this Thursday (Dec. 9, 2010): "How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Writing and Yourself."

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This 90-minute webinar is at 1 p.m., EST, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, and lasts 90 minutes. Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials for 1 year, so you do not have to attend the live event to hear the presentation or get the critique. Sign up here. If you're writing a book or have one coming out soon and want tips on how to sell copies, this is a great webinar for you.

3 Reasons to Attend:

1. Facebook and Twitter can help you sell books. Do you know how? Questions this seminar will touch on include the following:

  • How do you build a social network following?
  • How do you produce content that gets readers coming back?
  • How does this contribute to your platform?
  • How do you let people know your book is out?
  • How do you suggest people purchase your book(s)?

2. Free critique of your social network status. Instructor I.J. Schecter, perhaps even with the help of Writer's Digest staffers, will wait until two weeks after the webinar, then look at your last two weeks of updates and postings (through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.), in an effort to suggest how you can better attract followers and produce meaningful content. The goal is to help you construct a strategic and effective social media presence. Sign up here.

3. Ask I.J. questions about your situation. One of the best parts of WD webinars is that no question goes unanswered. If you want some personal attention, now's your chance. Do you know if you're actively building your brand? Ask him. Do you feel like you're overextending yourself? Ask him that, too.


I.J. Schecter is a bestselling author, celebrated essayist, and award-winning interviewer. He is the author of the current bestseller, Slices: Observations from the Wrong Side of the Fairway, the acclaimed how-to title 102 Ways to Earn Money Writing 1,500 Words or Less. Mr. Schecter has ghostwritten numerous books, including John Wiley & Sons Canada's lead business title in Fall 2005, Championship Selling: A Blueprint for Winning with Today's Customer.

Questions? E-mail writingwebinars@fwmedia.com.

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