This past weekend, I attended the ‘How to Build an Audience, Grow Your List, Sell More Books!‘ workshop by Shawn Manaher, founder of BookMarketingTools.com and host of The Author Hangout, a weekly podcast where he interviews successful authors and provides actionable tips listeners can implement immediately. The event was sponsored by the St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA), held at Westborough Country Club, and worth every cent.
Shawn remained personable and approachable throughout the three-hour workshop, and had great rapport with the audience. Participation was encouraged (and rewarded) and easy to do within our group of 45 or so authors. What I liked most is that this was truly a WORKshop beginning promptly at 9a with no let up until 12n when it ended. With Shawn’s facilitation, and the materials handed out, it was energizing to progress from thought to action, and gain clarity in areas that may have been fuzzy beforehand. Hearing Shawn’s own experiences and aha! moments added further insight.
Should Shawn bring the workshop to your area, I highly recommend you attend. A wealth of information was shared along with actionable steps that can be done at any stage. Also, visit the BookMarketingTools.com website for additional tools and info for authors, and see how they can be of help along your journey. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection.