Even before you finish writing your book, you need to be reaching out to your future readers. Whether you intend to go the traditional, or independent publishing route, you will have to build a following. As the founder of She Writes Press, Brooke Warner told me when I was shopping for a publisher, “Unless you have 5,000 friends on Facebook, I won’t even read your manuscript.”
Find out how to reach your readers during Part Two of this overview course. You can take the 4 weeks of Part Two without taking the first 4 weeks of Part One. Seating preference is given to those who have done Part One. The course will be offered again next semester.
Bring all your questions and concerns about the marketing, sales and distribution side of becoming a successful memoir author. You will get your answers and learn how to formulate a strategy that will work for you, your book, and your budget. The pandemic continues to accelerate changes in the publishing industry. These are particularly relevant to the marketing of memoirs.
See full course description and register via my partnering organization Story Circle. Memoir Course Part 2
Attendance is limited to ten people, so reserve your spot today. We will meet live via Zoom for four consecutive Monday evenings 7-8:30 pm EST
Instructor: Cynthia F. Davidson, is the IPPY award winning author of The Importance of Paris. She began teaching this course around her dining room table in 2019 after people asked how she’d managed to do it. A former CBS News journalist, she recently won First Place in the LifeWriting contest. You can read that piece here. It is part of her next memoir. https://www.storycircle.org/the-forty-year-journey/
Contact https://cynthiafdavidson.com/contact-cynthia/ for more information. You can join one of her on-going memoir writing facilitation groups or arrange to work with her one on one.
More than 80% of Americans believe they ought to write a book but few manage to achieve this goal. What makes the difference, between those who finished writing, editing and publishing a book and those who did not is:
- A belief in your self and your story
- A systematic approach
- Ongoing support
- A mentor who knows the hurdles
- Encouragement, discipline and commitment