Authors Marketing International, LLC
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Annalisa Parent

Creating Social Media Content to Engage


So, you’re on social media. Great. Now what?

Author and Writing Coach Annalisa Parent will walk you through the attributes of the various social media and their different demographics, AND how to create content that engages and builds audiences.



One of the frequent laments Annalisa hears in speaking all over the world is fear of social media--not wanting to put yourself out there, or not knowing what to say once you do. She will walk you through the same step by step system she has used to garner thousands of followers and raving fans--people who will buy your book and tweet about it.


Bring your mobile device and be ready to create some engaging content!


Room: To Be Determined


Handout: None


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.



This session has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 8 PM CDT

Charles Breakfield & Rox Burkey


Author's Branding & Media Kit


Authors Breakfield and Burkey will discuss some of things to consider for your brand and image. We will also review key components of your media kit.



Our world revolves around thumbs up and thumbs down. Part of this is an issue of your brand and how that applies to different aspects of your journey as an author. We will review how people recognize you, steps you can take, and the critical items to consider in creating your brand then reflecting it in your media kit.


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Charles Breakfield and Rox Burkey are technologists professionals who work with customers around the world to optimize their technology investments and digital transformations. Leveraging this expertise they co-author as Breakfield and Burkey with theirTechnoThriller series and various short stories across multiple genres. They have won multiple awards with Texas Authors, CIPA Evvy, InD'Tale, and Dan Poynter awards for their novels, book trailers, and audible with their series narrator Derek Shoales. Burkey loves hosting author interviews for the Indie Beacon Show, a part of the Authors Marketing Guild, LLC program.


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Sharon Jenkins



Did you know that you can become an overnight sensation in the digital stratosphere? Often authors shy away from the spotlight unless they are speakers or a member of the creative arts. In this workshop Sharon C. Jenkins will help you explore the benefits that being a media mogul or movie star bring to your author platform.



Change in our present world is a daily occurrence, and that transformation influences how you promote yourself as an author and sell books in this evolving digital space. In this workshop, Sharon will show you how to build an unshakable media foundation that will also result in exponential growth individually and professionally. She will show you how to:

• Stay relevant in the ever-changing digital stratosphere.

• Leverage your experiences to create a better author platform.

• Come from behind the writing curtain and become a media force to be admired and adored when everyone else is pulling their hair out.

• Repurpose yourself and your book product/s for center stage exposure.


More about Sharon

Sharon C. Jenkins is the Inspirational Principal for The Master Communicator’s Writing Services. She provides writing and coaching services to small businesses, nonprofits, and authors. Known as The Master Communicator, she is the host of Luminance on Galaxy Gospel Radio and Podcast. Sharon has been a blogger for Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, Afrovibes Radio, Self-Published Author, and Book Marketing Tools. She is also an award-winning, best-selling author and an “authorpreneur” coach. Her most notable accomplishment is that she is the adoring grandmother of six wonderful grandchildren. For more information about Sharon, go to



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Mary Ann Faremouth



Faremouth uses her Five-Step Faremouth Method with the audience to share a proven method of success!



The session will be how to navigate these tough times and take your plane of life above the clouds to get to a safe landing. The session will include how the Author used difficult times like these to be the most creative and publish an award-winning book as well as become a nationally syndicated columnist and podcaster.


More about Mary Ann

Mary Ann Faremouth is a multi-award-winning author, syndicated columnist, and a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio shows. A professional speaker and CEO of the national recruiting firm Faremouth and Company, Mary Ann also serves as a board member of multiple national industry-specific organizations including the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors (NASPD) and National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators (NAPCA). Her articles have been published in Oil and Gas Industry related publications such as Pipe and Gas Journal and National Association of Personnel Consultant Newsletter and she has extensive experience in the national recruiting world. Mary Ann has a keen understanding of the marketplace and it's specialized needs and requirements.


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This session has been cancelled due to a broken shoulder.


Sandy Lawrence



Attention Authors – Here’s an opportunity to learn the secrets of “How to Gain an Unfair Advantage” by Knowing Who Your Readers Are and secrets to “How to Reach Them to Sell More Books.”

We will show you the secrets to sell more books, get paid for doing what you love, and have your books reach Bestseller status.



Here's why it is important for you, the author! Because in the publishing world today, writing your book is super easy, but knowing how to market that book and make a living selling books, even becoming an “authorpreneur” will mean the difference between being a part-time and a full-time author!

I will share with you the Secrets to Becoming a Bestselling Author.

How to sell more books!

How to know who is your reader and how to reach them.

Here is Just a Tip of the Iceberg of What You Get...

  1. You'll discover exactly how to make a book marketing plan that is easy to implement.
  2. You'll understand how to sell your book with 21 easy, simple secrets (plus a few extra ones for FREE!)
  3. You'll learn from all the mistakes and obstacles that stop MOST “authorpreneurs” and get right to getting new readers!
  4. You'll know exactly how to find your readers, where to get visibility – and still have time to write!

Warning: If you want to sell more books – you have to figure out your book marketing and publicity! YOUR READER MUST HEAR ABOUT YOU AND KNOW YOUR BOOK EXISTS!


More about Sandy

Sandy Lawrence is an energetic "people person" and works passionately to take her clients’ message to the world. She loves a good story and considers it her responsibility to help people share their stories with the world.

Sandy is a publicist, speaker, author and founder of Perceptive Public Relations. She is number 17 in Houston’s Social Influencers and Perceptive PR is number 9 in Houston’s Public Relations Firms. Sandy is the author of several books, including the Do It Yourself PR Guide and Soar 2 Success in Marketing: 58 Tips to Getting the Word out and Growing your Business.


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This session has been cancelled due to a broken shoulder.


Fern Brady



Small publishing houses have sprung up as digital platforms and print on demand options become the norm for the publishing industry. Many authors may ask themselves, why bother with a small press, especially when you can do it yourself and keep all your profits. But for many authors, a small press may be the perfect way to go. In this session, we will share the benefits of having a small publishing house as an author and explore how authors who choose this route can maximize their sales.



How small publishers differ from the big houses and how they are similar;

Advantages to authors to publishing with small houses;

Disadvantages to keep in mind when deciding which route to take; and

How authors can maximize their sales using the leverage of a publisher.


More about Fern

Fern Brady is the founder and CEO of Inklings Publishing. She began her professional life as a foreign correspondent, taught for 15 years in Alief ISD, and is a full-time Realtor in Houston. She has published numerous short stories, two children's picture books, a couple of poems, and is excited about the upcoming release of her debut novel, United Vidden, which will be book one in her Thyrein’s Galactic Wall Series. She is an active member of the Houston Writers Guild, with whom she served as CEO for four years, and of Authors Marketing Guild as well as of Blood Over Texas, Houston Authors Writers Group, and Romance Writers of America. Follow Fern's writing at:


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