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Writer PR Workshop

Posted Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
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From various sources.

SELF-PROMOTION: Does the very term make you cringe? Do you suffer from “Not-Doing-Enough-Self-Promotion” guilt? Do you think self-promotion is something you’ll have time to learn AFTER getting The Call?

In February, PR consultant Marcia James and over TWENTY promotion-savvy guest lecturers will present “PR Is NOT a Four-Letter Word”, a month-long, online workshop that will provide insider tips, hard-won knowledge, and tools to pick the PR options right for YOU.

The speaker fees for this workshop will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society (, which runs the largest no-kill animal shelter in the U.S.

Here’s the workshop’s topics and presenters:

  • Introduction & “What’s Your PR Personality” Quiz by Marcia James, Berkley/Cerridwen author
  • Promotion According To Deadlines, Paydays, And The Real World… by Kate Douglas, Kensington author
  • Promoting Yourself Before “The Call” by Beth Morrow, Wild Rose Press author & workshop presenter
  • Author Branding by Jenn Stark, Golden Heart winner & workshop presenter
  • Web Site Design by Karen McCullough, Cerridwen author & Karen’s Web Works designer
  • Chats, Reviews & Banners by Marcia James
  • Online & Print Press Kits by Patricia Sargeant, Kensington/Berkley author
  • Introduction To Co-Promotion by Dianne Castell, Kensington, Berkley & Harlequin/Silhouette author
  • Co-Promotion Through Group Blogs by Donna MacMeans, Berkley author
  • Cross-Promotion by J.C. Wilder/Dominique Adair, Samhain/Ellora’s Cave author
  • Author Promotion Sites by DeNita Tuttle of
  • Advertising In RT, RWR, Etc by Janice Maynard, NAL author
  • Print & Trinket PR Materials by Marcia James
  • Public Appearances/Public Speaking by Karen Harper, MIRA author
  • Promoting To Acquaintances by Laurie Kingery, Steeple Hill/Love Inspired author
  • Networking I: Power-Schmoozing by Susan Gee Heino, Berkley author
  • Networking II: Mentoring & The Farleyfile by Jennifer Stevenson, Ballantine author
  • Social Media Sites I: Navigating the Galaxy of Social Networks – Kathy Kulig, Ellora’s Cave/Cerridwen Press author
  • Social Media Sites II — Social Networking: A Curse or the Great Coming? – Donna Hill, Harlequin author
  • Author Newsletters by Kay Stockham, Harlequin Superromance/Berkley author
  • Readers’ Loops by Carol Ann Erhardt, Wild Rose Press author
  • Published Author Contests & You by Jenna Petersen/Jess Michaels, Avon author & workshop presenter
  • Books, Shelves, and Signings by Linda Keller, RWA Bookseller of the Year & Barnes & Noble CRM
  • Interviews by Marcia James
  • Book Videos by Barbara Satow, PPA author & owner of NovelTeaser
  • Podcasts by Melissa Alvarez w/a Ariana Dupre, Nonfiction/Cerridwen Press author
  • Thinking Outside The Heart-Shaped Box & Wrap-Up by Marcia James

The workshop is sponsored by the Yosemite Romance Writers (YRW) RWA chapter, and registration information can be found at their site:

The fee is $25 for non-YRW members, and the deadline for registration is 2/1/09.

“PR Is NOT a Four-Letter Word” is a fun, informal workshop, and attendees are encouraged to print out the lectures for a binder of PR tips. In addition, Marcia James offers a 200-page Microsoft WORD file, filled with detailed information on all types of promotional options, to all attendees.

Published and aspiring authors: Learn to love (okay, LIKE) self-promotion. 😉 And banish the guilt of not doing enough PR. Join us online in February! See you there!

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