CIPA webinar: Build Your Author Platform


Last week at CIPA’s January meeting, we had a great turnout for Robin Hoffman’s presentation of “Building a Bestseller.” Since then, many of you have asked for a follow-up class that details the process of how to create an author platform for your own books.

We heard you! Please join us on Monday, Feb 11 from 7 pm to 9 pm for CIPA’s first 2013 Focus Forum webinar, “Build Your Author Platform: A Step by Step Guide.”

CIPA board member and social media guide Mary Walewski takes you through the platform-building process with her Platform Checklist, a workbook she developed just for this class, and intrepid authors with a new book who have agreed to be the “real life example” for this Forum.

CIPA members Joyce and Dan Miller have a new book, Copyright Clearance for Creatives. Watch Mary work with Joyce and Dan through the platform-building process during the class, giving participants a chance to see the process as it happens and ask questions about their own platforms. Everyone will get their own copy of the Platform Checklist to start creating their own platforms right away.

Here are three things you’ll learn in this class:

o ONE essential thing you must do to be successful with your book.

o TWO simple things you can do that will pay you back exponentially down the road.

o The THREE biggest reasons your book fails to sell.

“Build Your Author Platform: A Step by Step Guide.” will be presented live on Monday, Feb 11 from 7 pm to 9 pm, via webinar.

Cost of the Focus Forum is $25 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Register on CIPA’s website,> After registration, you’ll receive your link to register for the GoToMeeting webinar directly from Mary Walewski. Before the class, you will also receive your copy of the Platform Checklist in MS Word format. A class recording will be available for participants after the class.

Never been on a webinar before? All you need is your computer, internet connection, and either a computer headset or a phone to hear the audio. No driving – and for that matter, no shoes – required!


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