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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March 3 WORKSHOP — “Social Media Branding for Authors” with Beth and Ezra Barany

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Saturday, March 3, 2012
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

In this hands-on workshop with best-selling and award-winning authors (and happily married couple!) Beth and Ezra Barany, we will help you take the first steps to attract your right readers and build your fan base of raving fans so you can sell more books.

In this conversation you will:
• Discover your Clear Message to attract your right readers
• Define your unique author identity to start the conversation
• Uncover the key to successful marketing and branding: the Success Mindset
• Learn what to say on the various social media  to attract your right readers and more of them.

Beth Barany, writer’s coach and author of The Writer’s Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book, and the bestselling Overcome Writer’s Block, and Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, runs an active online community for authors who use journaling for self-development. She has helped authors get their books written and edited, published and marketed, into the hands of their readers for over 10 years; five of her clients’ books have been best-sellers. Author and consultant, Ezra Barany, helps authors design and promote their books so they can have the success they desire. When it comes to social media, Ezra uses Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to market his award winning and Amazon bestselling suspense novel The Torah Codes.

To Register: Send a check made out to CWC-BB for $13 (members) or  $29 (nonmembers)  to: Attn: Workshops, PO Box 6447, Alameda, C, 94501. Be sure to include an email address!