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Coach Teresa here.  At the San Francisco Writers Conference, Elisa Sasa Southard and I presented “GETTING TO FIRST BASE BY BUILDING YOUR FANBASE

In our interactive session, Talking-Tagline Guru Sasa asked me: “Coach Teresa…What is a platform?”

I responded: “Before I define ‘platform,’ let’s talk about fans and what fans do for you.  Fans tell their friends about you.  Fans will pay to see you; they will buy what you have produced; they listen when you speak.  Your name hooks their attention.

“So, how does one build a fanbase?  By making your platform consistent. A platform is not something you step on, it is what you stand forHelp your fans find you by articulating the themes and issues you care about/write about.

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I am a fan of many fine writers, with last names starting with A to Z.  From Chinua Achebe, Luisa Adams, Martha Alderson, Jane Austen . . .  to Margie Yee Webb, E. B. White, Anzia Yezierska, and two hundred other authors, including Scott James (fellow presenter at San Francisco Writers Conference).

Scott James writes novels under the name of Kemble Scott; I heard about Kemble when his first novel SoMa was published by Kensington Publishing Corporation New York (also my publisher for my first novel). Scott James, the journalist, writes about San Francisco, including contributions to the New York Times.

http://media.baycitizen.org/uploaded/images/profiles/2010/5/scott-james/kemble_scott_square.600x800.png

I am a fan because Scott James speaks/writes eloquently. His latest article is enlightening and compelling.

Scott says:  The latest of my new columns on Medium is now up. This one is on gay marriage, and gets a bit personal.  It’s called “My Big Gay Shotgun Wedding.”

Since I am a fan, I shall tell my friends about Scott’s columns.

 

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cheering for you!

 

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cares about helping fiction and nonfiction writers build their platforms and work on their craft simultaneously with ease.  She says: “Wear the dual hats as promoter and writer and be happily published. Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”

 

http://writingcoachTeresa.com

 



 

Thank you, producers of the series: Paula Hendricks of Cinnabar Bridge Communications and  Kevin O’Malley, Chairman of the Business and Leadership Forum at the Commonwealth Club!

Producers Paula Hendricks & Kevin O'Malley with panelists Elizabeth Block, Scott James, Teresa LeYung Ryan answer writers' questions about book publishing, promoting and marketing at The Commonwealth Club

Producers Paula Hendricks & Kevin O'Malley with panelists Elizabeth Block, Scott James, Teresa LeYung Ryan answer writers' questions about book publishing, promoting and marketing at The Commonwealth Club

Just found out that all three Self-Publishing: Tutorials from the Trenches programs from the Commonwealth Club were distributed as Podcasts and audio streaming:

Go here for links to downloads and direct streaming. You’ll have to search down the page to April 22, 2010 when they were first sent out. They’re in reverse order on the page:

http://www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory/Politics/Contemporary-Issues/Commonwealth-Club-Radio-Program-Podcast/18764#

Self-Publishing: Tutorials from the Trenches

Panel: Self-Publishing (Program 1) – Options, Directions and Resources

This program was recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 6, 2010

 

Lisa Alpine, Publisher, Good to Go Media; Co-author, Self-Publishing Boot Camp Workbook
Peter Beren, Literary Agent; Publishing Consultant; Author, The Writer’s Legal Companion
Carla King, Publisher, Good to Go Media; Social Media Consultant; Author, Miss Adventuring Series
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communications; Author, September in Corrales  Moderator

Book publishing is undergoing a sea change. Come and participate in our dynamic and interactive three-part series covering all aspects of self-publishing, taught by front-line experts who have done it themselves and succeeded. What does it take to publish a book, and how do you choose which route to follow? Discover your options from traditional to cooperative to true self-publishing  with industry experts who’ve done it themselves.

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Panel: Self-Publishing (Program 2) – The Nuts and Bolts of Making Books

This program was recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 12, 2010.

 

Lee Foster, Owner, Foster Travel Publishing; Author, The Photographer’s Guide to San Francisco
Joel Friedlander, Proprietor, Marin Bookworks; Blogger, TheBookDesigner.com
V. Vale, Publisher, RE/Search Publications; Founder, Search and Destroy
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communications; Author, September in Corrales“ Moderator

Book publishing is undergoing a sea change. Come and participate in our dynamic and interactive three-part series covering all aspects of self-publishing, taught by front-line experts who have done it themselves and succeeded. What goes into making a book truly a book? What are the essentials of editing and page layout and how can they make or break you? Learn from an insider panel of experts about the critical design and production of your book and the ins and outs of available formats, from traditional to e-books and apps.

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Panel: Self-Publishing (Program 3) – Book Sales and Marketing

This program was recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 19, 2010.

Scott James, Columnist, The New York Times; Author (aka Kemble Scott), SoMa, The Sower
Elizabeth Block, Author, A Gesture Through Time; Recipient, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fiction Fellowship
Teresa LeYung Ryan, Author; Writing Career Coach.  Love Made of Heart; Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communications; Author, September in Corrales

Book publishing is undergoing a sea change. Come and participate in our dynamic and interactive three-part series covering all aspects of self-publishing, taught by front-line experts who have done it themselves and succeeded. Bookstores are closing; newspaper book reviews are almost gone; and online options can be overwhelming. What’s an author or publisher to do?

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan (middle) thank Christina & Fernando at The Commonwealth Club for their gracious assistance

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan (middle) thank Christina & Fernando at The Commonwealth Club for their gracious assistance

THANK YOU, Paula Hendricks,  Kevin O’Malley, fellow panelists, and everyone at The Commonwealth Club!

Sincerely,
Teresa LeYung Ryan

Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published is the 22 minutes for 22 days workbook. http://WritingCoachTeresa.com


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