How to Be A Bestselling Author workshop

JoAnn Ainsworth shared information about a workshop that is taking place this Saturday in Oakland, which you may be interested in.  If you decide to attend, please mention JoAnn’s name.  If I didn’t have other plans, I would attend.

In fact, the workshop has cut the price from $497 to $97 and will allow you to bring a friend free.

They say they have seven spots left.  This is an “all day” workshop from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Lloyd Lofthouse


How to Be A Bestselling Author workshop, Saturday, October 23, 9am-6pm, downtown Oakland.

Because of our connection, I’m offering a special Bonus…

On this day for authors and aspiring authors you will increase your visibility to increase your sales.

In this one-day workshop you will get hands-on tools to:

  • Speak directly to your target audience online to give them what they want so you can sell more books
  • Gain confidence in the social media arena and get tips on how to use it to build your audience
  • Establish an Powerful Online Presence
  • Hone your clear and compelling message to answer “What do you write?”
  • Discover the 5 keys to the bestselling author mindset

We’ll have guest speakers that I’m really excited about!

An award winning marketing & communications agency, Allison Bliss Consulting has helped clients sell bulk orders of books in quantities of 10,000 their first year. Her agency offers marketing plans, social media, design, writing, websites, SEO, internet marketing & advertising to CEO’s, business and non profit leaders, plus entrepreneurs. Clients include Apple Computers, UC Medical Center, Honda, Pepsi, hundreds of small entrepreneurial businesses. She managed (and sometimes created) over 10,000 major Hollywood films, television shows, music concerts, commercials, and live events with top talents, including Bobby McFerrin, Francis Ford Coppola, and Robin Williams. Today she helps both large corporations and small businesses with clients claiming “Incredibly, measurable results!”

  • Ezra Barany of Barany Video Marketing will share about the wonders of book trailers, video promotion for your book.

Most authors – even professionals with years of experience – don’t know the techniques of using video as a way to get the excitement of their book out into the world. In a rare opportunity you will see Ezra Barany himself teach you these techniques at this workshop!

At this presentation, you’ll discover:

 * the best, free, easy-to-use software for creating your book trailer

 * how to generate captivating text for your book trailer, and

 * how to post your book trailer in a way that guarantees maximum visibility!

Ezra Barany is an avid video editor having created and edited videos for authors, musicians, athletes, and entrepreneurs for over 4 years. His mission is to help authors get those people who visit their website to become fans of their writing. Ezra has been a presenter and trainer making complex concepts easy to understand for over ten years to over a thousand people. In his free time, he works on editing his thriller novel and writes mushy love songs inspired by his wife and book coach Beth Barany.

 WE HAVE A FEW SEATS LEFT… for our workshop on Saturday…

You may have a friend or colleague who’d like to come — have them give me a call. We only have 7 spots left.

Call me at: Beth Barany 510-332-5384.

And because you’re connected to me, your friends get a special bonus!
Instead of $497, your friend can join us for $97,
AND, Bonus… They can bring a friend, for free!

Your friends, and their friends, can register here:

Just put: “Bring a friend” in the notes field when you check out.

RSVP required. Thanks!

When: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Registration: 9am
Workshop: 9:30am – 6pm
Where: East Bay Community Foundation, James Irvine Foundation Conference Center

353 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

Travel & Parking: go here

12th Street BART is right near the building. I highly recommend taking BART.

Bring: Your laptop, though you don’t need one to benefit from the workshop. We’ll have wifi. A sweater. It’s a conference room.

I’ll provide the coffee!

Author, speaker and columnist, Beth Barany, can be found raving about books, authors, and the ever-changing publishing and book marketing world online on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Beth speaks to writing groups all over the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States.

Who Beth Barany works with authors nervous about books marketing and sales. She helps them find their own comfort zone with marketing and selling so they can have a successful author career. Beth Barany is the author of The Writer’s Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book, and Overcome Writer’s Block. She’s been a columnist at The National Networker, The San Francisco Writers Community, and a contributing author to several anthologies, including the best-seller Writing Romance (and managing editor), and Creativity Coaching Success Stories.

She is also the editor of the best-selling anthology of stories by UC Berkeley alumni, the bestseller, When I Was There: Life at Berkeley 1960-2010. Beth works with clients in the US, Canada, and Europe, and gives talk nationally and internationally. She also writes young adult fantasy novels. Beth can be contacted through her site:, and through her blog, full off resources,

To register for the
click here

Thanks for forwarding to your friends!

I look forward to seeing on Saturday!

All my best,

PS. Call me with any question about the event!

Beth Barany
Book Sales Coach | Author | Speaker


2 Responses

  1. Thank you Lloyd for publicizing my event! It was a great success!

    I’ll be continuing the training in my upcoming 6-week teleseminar, Social Media for Authors, starting this Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4pm Pacific. Only 4 spots left! CWC members can register here:

    Thanks again!

    • Beth,

      You are welcome. Since I have several Blogs and I am focusing most of my energy on iLook China, I don’t check the CWC Marketing Blog often so I just found your comment and cleared it so it will appear. I’m glad your event was a great success.


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