If you haven't yet discovered the Publetariat website, you don't know what you're missing! It's an engaging blog for those interested in the publishing industry, and is filled with useful, actionable information for small publishers.
This week, they've announced FREE WEBINARS for those interested in learning more about how social media can help publishers be more successful. Since that was also the presentation topic at our last meeting, it seems appropriate to share that information here. Hey, they're useful, they're timely and they're free -- what's not to love?
Social media expert Mark Blevis is offering a series of free webcasts aimed at helping authors and publishing professionals get up to speed with using social media. From his site:
After three years of working with publishers, editors, publicists, authors and illustrators, and following my experience at BookCamp Toronto
this past June, I decided it was time to offer the book industry the
support it needs and the training it doesn’t have the budget for.
I’m teaming up with Greg Pincus
to deliver a series of FREE webcasts that will give book publishers,
publicists, authors, illustrators and enthusiasts social media savvy
for outreach and promotion. The series is titled How social media can help you sell books: Guidance for the book publishing industry and its stakeholders and each installment will seek to answer the question: How does this help me sell books?
Don’t miss the first four free sessions.
SEP 10 – Finding the Conversation: Who’s talking about you and what they are saying
Understanding search and alerts to monitor the
digital conversation. This session will focus on effective use of
Google with references to Technorati, Twitter and IceRocket. (REGISTER)
SEP 17 – Twitter: More than “What are you doing?”
Why use Twitter, how to engage and craft your message, using hash tags and a few Twitter stories. (REGISTER)
SEP 24 – Bloggers/Podcasters are People, Too: Engaging with the social media community
Recommendations for meeting, relating to and collaborating with the social media community. (REGISTER)
OCT 01 – Remarkable Use of the Internet to Promote Books and the People Behind Them
Storytelling and interesting examples of effective book promotion in the digital age. (REGISTER)Visit the Publetariat site
for LOTS more information. It's a great resource worth bookmarking to use over and over again. I recommend subscribing to their RSS feed to be kept in the loop on timely topics like these!