A Writer’s Platform: The Jumping-off Place for Success
Monday, August 24, 2009
IWOSC panelists will discuss creative techniques to help you sell books, be paid to speak and be an expert the media calls upon. This applies to any subject, whether it’s spoon collecting, motivational speaking, or counseling. There is an audience for you; learn how to build the platform to reach it.
INA HILLEBRANDT is an Amazon.com top selling author, nationally known speaker, publisher, writing and publishing coach. She is proud of her clients’ image and sales-building through platforms. She stresses the role that personal and professional links play in her own life to boost book sales and appearances on TV, radio and print/online.
DEE DEE PHELPS, a veteran rock and roll performer and author of “Vinyl Highway, Singing as Dick and Dee Dee,” has conducted over 100 recent radio interviews on AM, FM, satellite and internet radio. She knows how to create a platform and will speak about what works and what doesn’t.
LOIS ROSE ROSE has honed her powers of observation with years of designing, collecting, and teaching. Her books and shows are filled with ornament, legends, and lore. Author of “Seeing Solomon’s Knot,” “Spoon, Please!,” “Gifted Hands,” and “Fringe Designs from Around the World,” Rose has marketed her books in tandem with themed beaded jewelry, imaged cards and magnets, salons, fashion shows, and museum exhibitions.
BRENDA AVADIAN, MA, was a caregiver to her father during his battle with Alzheimer’s before her book “Where’s my shoes? My Father’s Walk through Alzheimer’s,” propelled her onto the national stage. Author of eight books and 17-year owner of North Star Books, Avadian writes weekly and monthly columns at TheCaregiversVoice.com and TADWU.us. She and her husband live on five homesteaded acres in the Angeles National Forest.
JOHN SEELEY, IWOSC board member, is a best-selling author of the book “Get Unstuck! The Simple Guide to Restart Your Life,” and a motivational speaker with a difference. Seeley has a way of cutting through the complexities of the human condition in a very compassionate and caring way, helping people to find their answers to their problems; and allowing them to choose a new life of joy and satisfaction. He’s been called Dr. Phil with soul.