Author Training Recap

We had a fun time at our Author Training last Friday! Over 25 authors and their guests attended, despite a fairly early hour. We learned about Facebook Fan Pages, author GoodReads Pages, Twitter Accounts, and even a bit of clogging, courtesy of Nate Moller.

Nate Moller from Moller Marketing

Two things I really liked about the training was that authors were encouraged to do what was being explained WHILE it was being explained. I’m sure at least 5 authors made a Facebook fan page during the training, then they were able to hook up with the other authors who were there, which was the second thing that I really liked about the training. It’s so fun to finally meet our authors face-to-face after reading or working on their books. It’s kinda like meeting a celebrity.

L to R: Sherri Mills, Frank Richardson, Michael Young

Apparently it goes the other way too because when I introduced myself to one of the authors she said, “Oh you’re one of them who writes the blogs. I feel like I’ve met someone famous now.” *blush* Made my day. (This author’s first book comes out in December and is called The Break-up Artist.)

L to R: Shannen Camp, Mandi Slack, Paul Rimmasch, Jennifer Holt

If you are feeling bad that you weren’t able to come, never fear…we recorded it! We should have link by the end of the week if you would like to purchase a DVD of the event and learn for yourself some tricks to marketing your book online.

Top to Bottom, L to R: Lyle Mortimer, Chris Hall, Duane Hall

Here a list of some of the authors that attended. And since they are now savvy Internet gurus, they would love to be friends with you online:

Mariah with lunch. Yay!

If you attended, what did you enjoy about the training?

If you didn’t attend, what would you like to learn the next time we do this? Or what is something that all authors should know?

Bonus Kudos: I’m the only person in 3 of these pictures, what am I wearing?

12 thoughts on “Author Training Recap

  • June 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I loved the hands-on experience at the workshop. It was also great to mingle with other authors and hear what they’re doing. Learning about Google phrases was interesting, as was signing up for Twitter. I’m not sure I’ll be a Twitter maniac anytime soon, but I at least learned how to do it 🙂 Thanks for hosting an informative class.

    • June 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Rosanne! We’re glad you enjoyed it!

  • June 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I learned so much! I never knew Facebook could be so versatile and effective. Made me excited about marketing!

    • June 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      Yay! That’s what we like to hear!

  • June 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    LOVED the workshop. Getting to meet all of those authors and CFI people really helped me feel connected to the whole publishing world. And who knew there were so many great ways to use Twitter/Facebook/Google?

  • June 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Also, pretend like I didn’t just spell my own last name wrong… I swear I’m a good writer! 🙂

    • June 14, 2011 at 8:52 am

      You are so cute Shannen! I’m so glad I was able to meet you last Friday.

  • June 14, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I loved learning about Google Adwords and how it can help you direct traffic to your site. I had no idea, but I hope to become an expert!

    • June 14, 2011 at 8:52 am

      Good luck! I’m sure you will do an excellent job.

  • June 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks for the feedback. I’m glad you liked the event. If you have any questions or want more of the why and the how in a step by step guide, check out this eBook that’s on a discount for the next week:

  • April 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I’m too far away to attend this kind of event and feel very left out. I have my first book coming out in the fall and I’m new to the literary world. I don’t have the time to do tons of events and activities as I’m still a full time Professor. What do you suggest?

    • April 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Hi Patricia,

      We’ve actually started having Webinars for author training instead of a physical event so that people out side of the area would be able to attend and get the training too. You can check out our facebook page for more info: We also record the webinars so if you miss one you can watch it and still get the info when it’s convenient for you.

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