National Book Festival 2018 Happens Tomorrow Catch it Live-Streaming

National Book Festival 2018 Happens Tomorrow Catch it Live-Streaming

One of the pre-eminent book festivals of the year takes place in DC tomorrow Sept. 1st. The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival is free & open to the public. This Festival began in 2001 with the former librarian and First Lady Laura Bush. Now, in its 18th year, PBS Books is proud to be a part of it.

There will be an incredible line-up of authors joining hosts RichFahle & JeffreyBrown from PBS Newshour. You can watch PBS books live-streaming on Facebook & pbsbooks.org from the Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Convention Center in Washington, DC. Tune in from 11am-5pm EST as they interview authors from every genre. There’s something for everyone!

The Our host of this great event, Dr. Carla Hayd will bring to you the following list of impressive authors: Read more

How Do You Start Getting Speaking Gigs?

How Do You Start Getting Speaking Gigs?

One of the best ways to build an author platform is by speaking about your book. By sharing your expertise in this way you will come into direct contact with potential book buyers, tap into existing readership, build your email list, and ultimately increase your income.

However, you need a plan for finding these speaking gigs. We are going to explain where you can find them and what to do if you don’t have a ton of speaking experience or expertise in a particular niche.

Speaking doesn’t have to mean a two-hour workshop or TED Talk; they can be as simple as presentations at libraries, talks at fundraisers, and even webinars. You won’t always get paid, but coupled with selling copies of your book (which we’ve done), these types of engagements are a great opportunity to increase your visibility and to build a network of fans and contacts.

There are a number of strategies one can use to successfully get on the speaking radar and help promote a newly published book, beginning with your local community. These three strategies can help you land more speaking engagements. Read more

Turn Facebook into Your ATM with Sally Hendrick

Turn Facebook into Your ATM with Sally Hendrick

With 25 years as an actuarial statistician, Sally has been turning statistics into stories for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, like Pepsi, McDonald’s, Dollar General, and Healthcare Corporate of America, to adjust and tweak their programs to be effective. Getting the real meaning across is her forte. People tell her all the time that they finally understand complex concepts. She’s like that great math teacher that helps her students make a breakthrough. That’s why her programs work, and it’s why her clients have stayed with her for decades.

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Save Time! Schedule Your Social Media!

Save Time! Schedule Your Social Media!

Social media is a powerful channel but can be time-consuming. Here’s how to get more from your marketing efforts.

Social media can attract new fans and customers, generate leads, and drive traffic back to your website. However, it is challenging to constantly be on top of your social media presence.

This post will show you how to use scheduling tools to save time and boost your social media results. Read more