August 11, 2019
9411 Bee Cave Rd
Austin, TX 78746
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
for authors and readers
AUGUST 11, 2019
FOR AUTHORS AND READERS
We will be holding a free workshop to show authors how to promote their brand and readers how to connect with authors and other readers. This is a three part, hands-on workshop, so bring your laptop and the information requested in PART 1 below! We will cover creating a pub sheet, utilizing Amazon, the Sisters in Crime website, and several other websites that will benefit both authors and readers alike!
PART 1 – The goal of the workshop will cover creating a Pub Sheet to make your life easier. The goal is to gather all the things required to describe you and/or your books in this electronic age. Get asked for an author bio? It’s on the Pub Sheet. Want to list the blogs you write for? It’s on the Pub Sheet. It’s all on the Pub Sheet.
Bring your laptop or tablet and have the following information ready to cut and paste!
- Your bio and publicity photo
- Your list of associations (Sisters in Crime, Heart of Texas Chapter, Writer’s League of Texas, etc)
- Links to your Website, blogs, Facebook, twitter, Instagram – anything you use to connect to the electronic world
- Links to your book sales pages (Amazon, etc), your book covers and a short synopsis of each. Back page blurbs are acceptable. You may include your meta-data, AND IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS WE’LL EXPLAIN IT TO YOU!
PART 2 – The goal of this section of the workshop is to show you that whether you’re an author or a member who just likes to stick to reading, you have a place on the national Sisters in Crime website to post your information. We’ll show you how and we’ll also show you the other tools available on the website. We will also talk about our local Heart of Texas Chapter website and how you can utilize the website and our newsletter for research and to get your message out!
PART 3 – The goal of this section of the workshop is to introduce you to websites on the Internet valuable to both authors and readers. We’ll also talk about ways for authors and readers to connect.
Please join us, and feel to bring your questions and notepads to the meeting!
Sisters in Crime is an international organization of women and men whose mission is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry. Speakers include published mystery authors and technical experts who help writers craft better mysteries and readers enjoy what they read. Meetings are free and open to all. For more information, check out the Sisters in Crime website at https://sinc-heartoftexas.com.
For information contact Joyce Arquette, Publicity (512) 266-6543
Check out our blog/newsletter, HOTSHOTS!, at https://sinc-heartoftexas.com/posts/
Laura Bush Community Library
9411 Bee Cave Road
Austin, Texas 78746
We meet the 2nd Sunday of every month at 2:00 PM, except in May when we meet the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Meetings are free and open to the public.
HoTXSinC’s dues ~ $25 for the year.
For information about the Heart of Texas Chapter
contact Joyce Arquette, Publicity, (512) 266-6543
Check out our blog/newsletter