Events

Upcoming events: seminars, workshops, classes, talks, expos, etc.

How to Learn Online Marketing in San Francisco? Introducing: Timelapse.

Never. Stop. Learning. This statement is more and more true in today’s knowledge economy, and we think it particularly applies to online marketing! That is definitely a very fast-changing field. How do you do that? Conferences are expensive. The quality of free online resources varies a lot. Online trainings are usually quite basic, and it’s [...]

WordPress Wednesday Recap, plus “What are we doing here?”

Hi All, I just wanted to say, again, how much I enjoyed today’s meeting. I think this is a really bright and talented group of people with potential for great synergy and collaboration. And blog posts (hint/note to self). Those of you I met for the first time: Laurie, Sibylle, Michael & Laura, it was [...]

WordPress Wednesday (12/09/09, 9:30 – 12:00)

I’ve been trying to think of topics for our WordPress Wednesday tomorrow and I actually have too many topics rather than too few.

Websites for Writers: Winning Tips and Tricks

Writers: Ever Googled yourself and blanched at the results? It's time to take charge of how you appear on the Web -- to prospective clients, editors, publishers, employers and readers. In this forum, top designers and successful writers will show you the secrets to a productive Web site. You'll learn whether to hire a designer [...]

Websites for Writers: Winning Tips and Tricks

Writers: Ever Googled yourself and blanched at the results? It's time to take charge of how you appear on the Web -- to prospective clients, editors, publishers, employers and readers. In this forum, top designers and successful writers will show you the secrets to a productive Web site. You'll learn whether to hire a designer [...]

WordCamp 2007

WordCamp is a 2-day conference for WordPress users and developers. Day one will be for users, and day two will focus on development.

The Itinerants Unplugged

The Itinerants grouse and gossip about making it in the cold (or sometimes steamy) world of travel writing, at the monthly meeting of Bay Area Travel Writers. Among the unvarnished truths they promise to tell: how to critique each others' work without breaking into catfights where to find inspiration how to think about marketing without [...]

Travel Blogging Workshop

Jennifer Leo, Bradley Charbonneau & Gil Zeimer Travel Blogging Workshop 10:00-4:00 pm Sat., Oct. 28 • $95 Technorati estimates that 30,000 new Web logs are created daily. This one-day workshop by three blog-savvy instructors will show you how to get started, what software is right, how photos and links boost traffic, how to stand out [...]

WordCamp

From the WordPress site: On August 5th, 2006, we're planning a WordPress user conference called WordCamp. The idea is to bring WordPress users and developers so we can meet each other face to face, share stories, and try to figure out the future of our little corner of the online publishing revolution. The conference will [...]

Websites for Writers: Why you need one and how to get it done.

I'm teaching a class on (could ya guess?) websites for writers! Read more about it on The Writing Salon website and below. Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. San Francisco $85 members/$95 non-members You wrote your novel, got a six-figure advance, hired a New York publicist and the royalty checks are now pouring through [...]

Writer’s Websites :: Why you need one and how to get it done

An encore class for writers and getting their websites and blogs started. Read more about it on The Writing Salon website and below. Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Berkeley $85 members/$95 non-members Here’s a sample of the table of contents from the class: 1. WHY HAVE A WEBSITE? 1.1. MARKETING :: MY NAME IS BRADLEY AND I AM A WRITER. — You the Company :: Your website is your brochure, your front desk, your business card, your secretary, your sales force � — Beyond Text :: Audio clips, video shorts, Podcasting, etc. — Book and product sales 1.2. UPDATING :: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY? — Readings, Events, News, What Else? — A Column :: AKA Blog 1.3. NETWORKING :: OH, REALLY? I WROTE AN ARTICLE ABOUT THAT LAST MONTH. — Blog and Blog Commenting — Forum :: She said that he said that you said � — Send This To A Friend — Mailing lists / Newsletters — Signup forms 2. HOW TO GET IT DONE 2.1. DO IT YOURSELF :: GOT TIME? — Your Toolbox — A little help — Blogs 2.2. HIRE A PRO :: GOT DOUGH? 2.3. HIRE A PRO TO HELP YOU DO IT YOURSELF 2.4. CONTENT :: SO I HAVE A SITE. NOW WHAT? — Active pages — Static pages 2.5. DESIGN :: STARK, DARK, OR SPARK? 2.6. THE SETUP BASICS :: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR WEBSITE LIVES? — Domain Names :: firstnamelastname.com — Hosting :: Where your site “lives” — Email :: not kittylove@aol.com, but jackie@jackieswanson.com — ISP :: Interim Slalom Parchment — Search Engines :: If you build it, will they come? 2.7. MONEY :: SPEND SOME, SAVE SOME — Costs — Savings 3. WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO? 3.1. BUSINESS CARDS 3.2. POST CARDS […]

To Blog or Not to Blog?

See original info here. Why should writers blog? Why should writers NOT blog? Is there really such a thing as a literary blog? Who writes them? Who reads them? What's the difference between a web site and a web blog? How do you start one? Why would you want to? This evening's gathering will be [...]

Online book promotion for writers, publicists, and publishers

**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT!!** February 2005 NCBPMA February Program Tuesday, February 21st, 12:30-2:30pm Macarthur Park Restaurant, San Francisco (Original event listing here.) Online promotion may be the most effective way to get the biggest bang out of a marketing buck both during a book's launch window and forever after. What may be [...]

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