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Coach Teresa, how do I continue promoting myself after an event or a book signing or a reading?

Here’s my answer:

You’ve spent weeks, maybe even months, publicizing your event.  You deliver the event (and I hope you had fun), then you, the audience, everyone involved in coordination . . .  you all go home or on to another event. Have you forgotten something? That something is “follow up” work.  Who did you talk to at the event?  What did you promise? Below is an example – how to follow up. Angela Pang and her coworkers at AsianWeek work extremely hard each year orchestrating the Asian Heritage Street Celebration.  This is my Email to her; I cc’ed my booth partners Margie Yee Webb and Patricia Tsang, M.D.

May 22, 2011

Dear Angela,

If you need quotes from us for post-event newsletter . . . here goes;  also, 3 photos attached.

Who were the authors at this year’s AHSC? Margie Yee Webb (Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life), Teresa LeYung Ryan (Love Made of Heart; Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days), and Patricia Tsang, M.D. (Optimal Healing: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine).  Margie Yee Webb says: “California Writers Club is proud to once again be part of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration to encourage everyone to write their stories.  We are also pleased to support schools through donations to the School Raffle Program.” Teresa LeYung Ryan says: “I thank Margie and Asian-Week Foundation for re-connecting me to the Asian-American community. My third year at AHSC, I had so much fun with my friends.”  Patricia Tsang, M.D. says: “A street fair with food, culture, art, literature, martial arts, health science, and more. What can be more enticing to an Asian?  The celebration gave me a chance to reconnect with my roots as well as share information about my book.”

Angela, thanks again for making our experience enjoyable!   Margie & Pat, I’ll email you more photos later  :)


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You notice how I embedded our URLs in our names? (so that if Angela or AsianWeek e-newsletter readers want to read more about us and California Writers Club. . . they’d be taken to our websites).  By the way, my two booth partners and I are also members of Women’s National Book Association -San Francisco Chapter.

Coach Teresa here has a lot of follow-up emails to send and photos to resize and rename. To see a partial list of people I met at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, please go to my May 22, 2011 post . Thanks.

Have fun building your writer’s platform!

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan (click on my name to get to my YouTube videos)



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Hello Writers of Fiction and Non-Fiction,

I’ll be at these events in May and June, 2010:

This Thursday May 13, 2010 I will be attending the Effie Lee Morris Lecture at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

The speaker is local artist and children book author Ashley Wolff. Lecture theme is Sunrise/Sunset: Exploring the many cycles of life in picture books. Book signing and reception at 5pm in the Latino Hispanic Community Room; lecture 6pm in the Koret Auditorium
Let’s honor Effie Lee Morris, WNBA-SF Chapter’s founding president.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010  11 a.m. – 6 p.m. PST

Asian Heritage Street Celebration (starts at Larkin and McAllister Streets in San Francisco, in front of the Asian Art Museum in Civic Center, leading up to the Little Saigon District)

Look for Teresa LeYung Ryan (author of Love Made of Heart), Margie Yee Webb, Frances Kakugawa and Lloyd Lofthouse  at the California Writers Club booth.

The fair features Asian American artists, DJs, martial arts, today’s Asian pop culture, j-cars, a Muay Thai kickboxing ring, scrumptious food, children’s area, cultural procession, anime, free hepatitis B screenings and more!

The event is free and open to the public.   Teresa will post location of  their booth; please check:

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010  11:00am – 12:45pm PST

Blockbuster Plots Consultant Martha Alderson &  Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan on Kim McMillon’s “Writers’ Sanctuary” Blog Talk Radio Show If you miss  the live show, you can listen to the archive at:

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Friday June 18, 2010

Time: 11 AM PDT |12 PM MDT | 1 PM CDT |2 PM EDT

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan  on Linda Joy Myers’s Teleseminar for The National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW)

[June NAMW Member-only Teleseminar] Join Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan as She Helps Memoir Writers Use What They Know to Build Fame!  Fun & Simple Steps for Memoir Writers to Thrive
Not already a member of NAMW? Visit now!

How do writers thrive in the fiercely competitive industry? Find out for yourself in this delightful session with Coach Teresa who created Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published (the 22 minutes for 22 days workbook).

She will help you:

* understand the need to build one’s name/fame in today’s publishing arena.
* identify advocates, endorsers and fans.
* gain recognition through your words and your community.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 2:00pm PST

San Mateo County Fair / Peninsula Festival

Four Bay Area novelists discuss their writing experiences and offer tips for aspiring fiction writers.

Teresa LeYung Ryan, author of Love Made of Heart.

Margaret Davis, author of Straight Down the Middle.

Judith Marshall, author of Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are

Jon Corey, author of A Plague of Scoundrels

Moderator:  Tory Hartmann


Teresa LeYung Ryan uses her novel Love Made of Heart to shed light on secret agonies suffered by mothers and daughters in domestic violence. She is also a writing career coach and creator of Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published.

Margaret Davis (Straight Down the Middle) is a sociologist who is also the author of Families in a Working World and A Practical Guide to Organization Design. Her second novel, Katie Carlisle, will be available soon.

Judith Marshall (Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever) is the owner of Kelso Books, a publishing house. Husbands has been optioned for the screen and her second novel, Staying Afloat, will be available soon.

Jon Cory (A Plague of Scoundrels). Retirement enabled Jon to return to creative writing after a career in business. His debut novel received the 2009 Independent Publishers’ Silver Medal award for popular fiction.

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Coach Teresa here.

Can you relate to any one of these statements?

* Agents and acquisition editors say publishers prefer to work with authors who are already celebrities or have established platforms (i.e. means to build fan base). How do I compete?
* I am published. There aren’t enough hours in a day to write, let alone run around and network.
* I believe in my writing and I’m committed to building my career, but, my budget is limited.

Teresa LeYung Ryan says: “You are the expert of your experiences whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction. When you make your name synonymous with the themes/subject matters/issues in your writing, you beat the game. You too can be happily published.

Coach Teresa’s 22-day playbook Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published has arrived.  $22

Grab a few writer-friends or ask your writers’ club to invite me and I will conduct:

“Major League Tryouts with Coach Teresa– Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published”

Cheering for all writers!

Coach Teresa

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