Building a Successful Street Team: An Online Workshop with NY Times Bestselling Author Gina Maxwell

San Antonio Romance Authors is pleased to host a two-hour online workshop:

Building a Successful Street Team, presented by Gina L. Maxwell.

  • When: September 10, 2014, 7-9pm central time.
  • Where: GoToMeeting.com

An author’s organic promotion is only as strong as their street team. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true, but one thing is for sure: the bigger your army, the bigger your reach. In today’s social media driven society, to ignore the opportunity to engage your audience and use them to your advantage is the same as running a marathon while choosing not to use your legs. It’s silly. In this workshop you’ll learn the importance of having a street team, how to build one, and how to ensure its success and growth from the author and “Boss” of the romance world’s first ever mafia, the Maxwell Mob.

Prior to the event, registrants will receive an email containing a link and instructions on how to log in to the workshop.  Please make sure to include a valid email address with payment. The workshop will be recorded and registrants will be able to listen to it if they are unable to attend the live one.

Only $5 for SARA members:

Preview Image

Only $15 for non-members:

Preview Image

About Gina:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, Gina L. Maxwell, is a shameless romance addict with no intentions of ever kicking the habit.

Growing up, she dreamed of helping people escape reality with her sublime acting abilities. It wasn’t until college when she realized she had none to speak of, thereby derailing her lifelong plans. Another ten years would pass before she discovered a different means to accomplishing the same dream: writing stories of love and passion for romance addicts just like her.

Thanks to the support of her amazing family, Gina is now the Boss of the world’s first organized romance mafia, the Maxwell Mob, and living her dream of bringing a little romantic fantasy to the world—one steamy novel at a time.

 

SARA August 16 Monthly Meeting Special Event

Presented by Adrienne Macintosh, Editor, Harlequin Books

10:30am-4pm, John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

This members-only workshop is exclusively for our SARA chapter members (annual membership is only $35 for RWA members), and will cover such topics as:

Tips for submissions – queries, synopses, and manuscripts

  • What an editor is looking for in your submission
  • What to include about your book in the query and the synopsis
  • What to include about yourself in the query
  • How much of the book to submit
  • What an editor is looking for in first chapters

Tips for pitches

  • In-person pitches
  • Social media pitches (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Contests

Career Insights

  • Advantages of traditional publishers vs. small press vs. self-publishing
  • Your author brand
  • Options for promotion

Since joining Harlequin in 2005, Adrienne has worked on a number of imprints and special projects, giving her a great appreciation for the wide variety of stories Harlequin publishes. She is currently an editor for Harlequin American, Blaze and Heartwarming—which can be a very interesting combination!

Adrienne lives in Toronto and is renowned throughout the company for her sweet tooth and black thumb.