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This Saturday, January 11 I’ll be speaking at San Francisco’s RWA chapter meeting on Social Media for Writers. If you live in the Bay Area, I hope that you can make it out. Registration information is below.

“Social Media for Writers: Before Publication and After” – Register

Why should I engage in social media? What social media platforms are right for me? Where do I even begin to build up an online audience? How do Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs differ from each other and how can they be used in concert? Many new authors are asking these questions, while published authors seek to expand their social media presence and leverage new tools. An online presence isn’t built overnight, but more publishers are seeking authors willing to engage with their audience in a digital space. This presentation will break down the major tools of social media and how to begin to build your audience, even before you are published. Then we’ll discuss tools to use after you are published to leverage your presence and book visibility. You’ll also learn about conducting a blog tour and what it means to your promotion efforts.

Register for the event here.

Where: Pyramid Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse, 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley, California.

Registration starts at 8:30 am, the meeting starts at 9:30, and the program starts at 10:00. Pre-pay is now available using PayPal! Click the button below the meeting and follow directions. Payment at meeting by cash or check is also still accepted. Members, please register by 5:00 PM the Friday before the meeting to receive the reduced rate. Drop-ins welcome on a first-come, first serve basis.