May 15 SPEAKER— “Increase Your Exposure” with Brian Schwartz of

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Learn what it takes to create effective author profiles pages at Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, and more. Tap into simple ways to promote your work and enable others help spread the word about your book. This month’s speaker, Brian Schwartz, explains why you need to establish a presence on social media and how to get links from high traffic sites like Wikipedia, Youtube, and Reddit.

The former president of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association, Brian Schwartz has assisted hundreds of authors self- publish since 2009. He has authored and published two books: 50 Interviews: Entrepreneurs Thriving in Uncertain Times and Finding Speaking Success (Wise Media Group). He was featured in Wild Ink: Successful Secrets to Writing and Publishing in the Young Adult Market (Prufrock Press) and wrote a column for the Northern Colorado Business Report from 2012-2013. His YouTube Channel has over 100,000 views. As a recognized expert in digital publishing and book marketing, Brian is a popular speaker at Writers’ conferences around the country. Brian is the founder of, a community dedicated to helping authors succeed as publishers by raising the standards of self-publishing.

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$10 Public ~ $5 for CWC Members

Our featured CWC author this month is Chris Harris.

Meeting Schedule for Sunday, May 15th, 2016:

12-1 Author Support Group*
1-2 p.m. – Marketing Group*
12:30-2 p.m. –Social Hour
2-2:30 p.m. –Break & Book Sales
2:30-3 p.m. — ELECTION
3 p.m. – CWC member Chris Harris
3:15-4 p.m. – Brian Schwartz

* Guests may visit any of our author support groups once before joining.

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“Building a Platform for Your New Book” with Brooke Warner, September 15th

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9-13 flyerAre you ready to write the book you’ve been longing to complete and get published? Come to the California Writers Club meeting on Sunday, September 15th at 2pm at the Oakland Public Library.

Our speaker, Brooke Warner, is the author of What’s Your Book? — an aspiring author’s go-to guide (with five stars on Amazon) for completing the dream of becoming a published author. One of the most important chapters is building an author platform, the subject of September’s talk.

Brooke Warner uses her professional expertise in book publishing, writing, and coaching writers through the completion of their book proposals and manuscripts. She offers writing coaching and professional consulting to a broad range of clients looking to build their author platforms, and better understand the world of publishing—to become published.

Her experience has included working as an acquiring editor in the publishing industry for the past thirteen years, most recently as the Executive Editor at Seal Press. Also, recently she has helped launch She Writes Press.

Brooke earned her B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from San Francisco State University.

004AYMTBedsThe location of the talk is the Oakland Public Library (enter on Madison Street); see flyer for meeting schedule.

The CWC Featured Author is the prolific Elizabeth Wagele, the world’s leading cartoonist on the subject of the Enneagram.

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