Fifteen authors, many of them in the beginning stages of writing their books, attented RMA Publicity's workshop, "5 Things You Can Do to Promote Your Book as Soon as You Finish the First Draft" at the Rosemount Writers Festival on March 24. We covered the ins-and-outs of how to build a mailing list, the value of blog tours, how to build a media list, and a whole lot more. Here's a link to an article in the Rosemount Town Pages about the event. (RMA Publicity clients are in all of the photos).
I also spent time at the event visiting with a number of authors, and answering questions individually about marketing and PR. Here I am with Mark Ristau, author of A Hero Dreams. He hired RMA Publicity to handle his book marketing and PR after attending my seminar last year.
I was joined at the festival by my son, Justin M. Anderson, founder of Sigma's Bookshelf, what is believed to be the first and only publishing company exclusively for teen authors. He and two other teens whose books we have published helped staff the table and signed books. The young lady with the pink hair is Kayla Klanreungsang, author of Guardian Angel.
The girl in the middle, Vivian Olson, is our newsest author. She wrote the fantasy story, Ela's Diary
Sigma's Bookshelf now has seven published titles, and all work done to bring them to market was 100 percent free for the teens. Sigma's Bookshelf is a sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts, an arts services organization. Tax deductible donations to help bring the teens books to market at no cost to them can be made online at www.SigmasBookshelf.com/donate.
Learn more about the teen publishing company at www.SigmasBookshelf.com.