AMI
Authors Marketing International, LLC
A Member Based Owned Company

B Alan Bourgeois set out to create an organization that supports as many authors as possible. He has never been about making a fortune on the backs of authors in need. There are too many companies that believe that is the only way to do business. During the past eight years, Bourgeois has given back to the authors through his various nonprofits, all while doing his best to keep costs as low as possible.

With the reorganization into Authors Marketing Guild, LLC, Bourgeois is giving a part of the business over to the authors who grow with him over the years. Also, he is offering authors even more opportunities to own a part of the business and help it expand worldwide.

When an author celebrates their five-year anniversary with the organization and has renewed for their sixth year, they are gifted 100 shares of the AMG business along with one-year free membership.

For authors who would like to be a part of the business and own shares of AMG, they can purchase one share at the current price listed. Of course, you must read the legal note below to understand the possible risks, etc. However, if you would like to invest in helping the organization grow and be a part of something unique and exciting, please email Alan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tui Snider

Synopsis:

As an author, your success or failure on Amazon can seem just as unpredictable as a wild tiger. After all, when you publish a book online, Amazon’s AI will either purr like a kitten or tear your manuscript to shreds.

It does not have to be this way!

With systematic preparation and a carefully thought out game plan, you can train Amazon’s AI tiger to notice your book and promote it. This, in turn, will boost your sales.

Detail:

Since 2014, author Tui Snider has spent countless hours experimenting and studying the best ways to tame Amazon’s AI tiger. It was not easy and there were times she wanted to run away. But let’s face it, running away from Amazon is like leaving money on the table.

In this presentation, Tui reveals how to create a game plan for making Amazon’s AI work for you. This will save you the time and energy she put into learning the hard way.

Please note: This class is not for the faint of heart. Much like taming a real tiger, Tui’s techniques require patience, dedication, passion, and hard work. However, when you learn how to make Amazon’s AI to work for you, it becomes a monstrously strong ally helping you sell books around the world, day and night.

Learn More:

Tui Snider is an award-winning writer, speaker, photographer, and musician specializing in offbeat sites, overlooked history, cemetery symbolism, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction, but then I moved to Texas!”

Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life - literally - and is especially fond of berets. Her writing and photography have been featured in a variety of outlets, including Coast to Coast AM, WFAA TV, LifeHack, and Lone Star Literary Life. Tui loves giving presentations and occasionally teaches classes based on her book, Understanding Cemetery Symbols, at TCU.

Snider’s Amazon best-selling books include Unexpected Texas, Paranormal Texas, Understanding Cemetery Symbols, 100 Things to Do in Dallas - Fort Worth Before You Die, and more. Tui enjoys connecting with readers on social media as @TuiSnider and through her website: TuiSnider.com.

 

Zoom Link:

Simply click on the link to join the webinar at the scheduled time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89198621805?pwd=K2I1S2ZzUzdTMVRPbTJXUmFvNjkzQT09

 

Christina Conner

Synopsis:

The purpose of this class is to introduce everyone to the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of humor, laughter and looking for the lighter side of life. The many stressors of our current world situation can wreak havoc on our mental or physical health and the old adage that laughter is the best medicine has a lot of validity to it. Based on the research and knowledge of Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga and the additional reinforcement of Dr. Steve Wilson of World Laughter Tour and the Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor, participating in laughter yoga sessions has a large array of health benefits. This class will provide information on the benefits of humor and laughter, along with principles we can use in our lives to help us lighten up in life. And the most fun part, participating in an online laughter session, which consists of some breathing techniques, stretching and funny laughter exercises which will leave you feeling lighter, more peaceful, less stressed and a feeling of connection with others by participating in the one thing all people have in common, the ability to smile and laugh!

Detail:

How I got involved with Laughter Yoga.

The history of Laughter Yoga.

The benefits of Laughter Yoga.

Living Principles that will help everyone feel lighter and happier.

Laughter Yoga Session

Learn More:

Christina Conner has been a spiritual seeker all her life and has a diversified background but moved to Texas in 1980 where she found her calling at Unity of Houston, one of the largest and most dynamic New Thought spiritual centers in the US. She came on staff in 1992 and became a Licensed Unity Teacher/counselor in 2001. She also trained in 2002 to become a Certified Laughter Leader. She has been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Indigo Sun, Natural Awakenings, ADDitude Magazine, and on various Houston TV channels. Christina is a writer, has been published in the book, Hot Chocolate for Mystical Lovers and Always Hope and as an author, published her first book and audio, You Deserve It, under the pen name of Marisa Bellami. Her CD, High Reminders contains inspirational messages with quotes and affirmations, including one on laughter. She offers her services through speaking, workshops, spiritual coaching and You Deserve It Retreats. www.withlovechristina.com

 

Zoom Link:

Simply click on the link to join the webinar at the scheduled time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82253168773?pwd=T2FpR2l5ZWZZZGYzbE9Ga0xLRDVydz09

 

Annalisa Parent

Great Beginnings: Getting Your First Few Chapters Publication-Ready

Synopsis:

You know you’ve got a great story idea, but how do you make it so great that it rises from slush pile to publication?

 

Detail:

Author and Writing Coach Annalisa Parent has helped hundreds of writers to improve their craft and to become published authors. She knows the inside tricks to get your writing publication ready. In this workshop, she will walk you through a straightforward system for plotting your fiction to ensure you write a book that makes readers say “I couldn’t put it down" and the steps necessary to pace your first five pages of your manuscript to catch an agent's/publisher's interest.

She will cover important topics such as:

-How and when should you use backstory?

-Where is the best point in the narrative to start?

-What is the most effective build to the climax?

 

You’ll walk away with a bucket load of information and resources to keep and put to action, so you can cross “Become an Author” off your bucket list.

 

Learn More:

Annalisa Parent is an author, writing coach, and creator of The Writing Gym where she pumps authors’ writing into publishable shape, and helps them to publish and sell well. She is the winner of 2 CIPA EVVY awards for her book Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise your Novel without an Outline. Annalisa speaks to writers all over the world from the Writers’ Digest Conference to the National Speakers’ Association Annual Conference, from Paris to Denver. Her facebook group is Write to PUBLISH and SELL your novel.

 

Virtual link, simply click on this link.  You do not need to be logged into a Zoom account - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81080452820?pwd=REQ0SlpZMEcrOXJPQWYrN3hkZ1VFdz09

Kathy Meis

Detail:

Many new authors wonder if social media is a waste of time—and for many, it is. Why? Because they don't know how to use social media to achieve their goals. But seasoned authors understand social media's power to build brand awareness, grow their email list, and ultimately drive book sales. The key to social success is making social media an effective marketing channel. In this session, Bublish Founder Kathy Meis will show you how to do just that! You'll learn:

  • How to choose the best social sites to achieve your goals
  • How to set up an effective social profile
  • How to set up a social content calendar that builds your brand and sells books
  • The best way to make beautiful social posts
  • How to "connect the dots" for social visitors to get them to take action

Kathy will also answer your questions about email list building.

More about Kathy

Kathy Meis is the founder of Bublish, the world's first complete publishing platform with built-in marketing. She is an entrepreneur, writer, and editor with more than twenty-five years of experience in the media and publishing industries. She has worked for such iconic editorial brands as CBS and Forbes. Kathy served as a founding partner of PubSmart, an author-centric publishing conference held in Charleston, South Carolina. As a frequent blogger and speaker on a wide variety of topics, Kathy has become a sought-after expert on the topic of independent publishing and disruption in the publishing industry. She has spoken at Book Expo America, Women in Media, GrubSteet, PubSmart, AuthorYOU, and IndieRecon, among others.

 

 

Zoom Link:

Simply click on the link to join the webinar at the scheduled time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89326236342?pwd=YWluaHd0WW1rdmY2a1FsM09BUWNuQT09

 

Danielle A. Vann & Jessica Reino

 

Literary Agent Jessica Reino & 19-time Award-winning Author Danielle A. Vann

Synopsis:

Today’s publishing markets are ever-changing, which means it’s no longer “enough” to simply be a great writer. Authors are now asked to be much more than wordsmiths; they are expected to be creators, producers, and marketers of their work no matter the genre or publishing contract. Social media has revolutionized the market, and agents, editors, and publishers are staying current with the trends. What are leaders in the publishing industry seeking? Platform!

What does an excellent author’s platform consist of, and how do agents, editors, and publishers use the platform to option, acquire, and sell books? Join traditionally published author, editor, and Literary Agent Jessica Reino of Metamorphosis Literary Agency and 19-international award-winning author Danielle A. Vann as they teach you what a platform is, how to create one that stands out, and the top five must-haves to wow the publishing industry.

Detail:

What is a platform?

The FIVE top elements to creating a stellar and eye-catching platform

What agents and acquiring editors are now seeking within a platform

How to use social media to increase your chances of landing a traditional publishing contract and/or to sell more books.

Which social media site to use to increase your platform, and why you MUST have an up-to-date media package

How to tie your bio, work, appearances, and book sells together to create a killer platform.

 

More about Danielle

Danielle A. Vann is a nineteen-time international award-winning author, speaker, certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Certified Life Coach, and Mindfulness expert who is also known as “The Storyteller,” officially started her writing career at the tender age of seventeen inside a newsroom. Spending years as a scriptwriter, assignment editor, reporter, and evening/morning anchor, Danielle earned an Oklahoma Broadcast Education Associate award, an Associated Press Award, and an Emmy nomination.

While Danielle started her publishing career as a children’s picture book author, she is best known for her internationally award-winning Young Adult five-part series, The Whizbang Machine. Vann has received nineteen awards and was named to the prestigious Texas Library Association's Texas Bluebonnet longlist. She is also an inductee of the Texas Authors Institute of History.

Danielle has been featured numerous times on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, iHeartRadio, USA Network Radio, Sirius Radio, and nationally syndicated radio and podcasts around the United States and Canada. Her work has been featured in/on Foreword Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Story Monster Ink, Mansfield Magazine, Mansfield Now, at numerous book festivals including the Bologna Italy Book Festival, the Book Expo of America, and BookCon. Her work has even been featured in the White House and the Halls of Congress in D.C.

Vann is the co-host of Storyrocket Live on Facebook, where alongside two-time Emmy-award winner and Storyrocket President Ana Benitez, they teach authors the ins and outs of taking their work straight to Hollywood. You can also find her on Instagram each week, offering motivation to live your best life @getyourlifetogethergirl. Her latest book, “Get Your Life Together, Girl,” will be published soon.

 

More about Jessica

Jessica Reino is a Literary Agent at Metamorphosis Literary Agency. Working for many years as a freelance substantive editor and being a multi-genre author herself, it is no surprise that Jessica has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to storytelling. She's a member of SCBWI New England, The Women’s Fiction Writers Association where she was a Webinar Program Leader. She has also been a contributor to The Children’s Writer’s Guild Online Magazine as well as a reviewer for Story Monsters Ink. She has experience as an author coach and freelance editor with Pandamoon Publishing. She also runs a monthly Twitter chat #thewriterszen. Whether the story is tackling tough topics or serves solely to entertain, Jessica is looking for manuscripts that are well-written with a strong voice in order to make that emotional connection. Jessica is seeking MG, YA, Adult and nonfiction projects.

 

Zoom Link:

Simply click on the link to join the webinar at the scheduled time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84023646945?pwd=ZXN6Rk5sL0duTGNRREhuSEowNnhFUT09