Author & Platform/Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan encourages everyone to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day/California Bookstore Day on Saturday May 2nd, 2015

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Author & Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan celebrates Independent Bookstore Day/California Bookstore Day

May 2, 2015, 4:30pm at Laurel Book Store

1423 Broadway (near 12th Street BART station), Oakland, CA 94612


Luan Stauss, owner of Laurel Book Store, says:

We will have hourly drawings for prizes!

10am Start your day with scones from Tart! Bakery while they last.

11am Meet author Summer Brenner who set two of her books for young people in Richmond and Oakland.
2-4 We have an art class for adults that you can drop in on. Marshall Hasbrouck is teaching and it’s ony $20! His art is on the walls in April.
2pm Meet Kathrine LaFleur and chat about her books for middle grade readers.
4:30pm Meet Teresa LeYung-Ryan, author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days. Are you a writer or a small business owner? Come and talk with Teresa about being seen! She says: “Reach out, not stress out.”
All day we’ll have drawings for free books, bags and other goodies!
All day we’ll have things for kids to do. Be and color a unicorn!
Please join us and any other indie you like on a great day! says:  Just what does IBD celebrate?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

Cheers to booksellers and all book lovers!


Teresa LeYung-Ryan

author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (workbook)
author of the novel Love Made of Heart: a Daughter, a Mother, a Journey Through Mental Illness (used in college courses and archived at the San Francisco History Center)


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2 Responses to “Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan encourages everyone to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day May 2, 2015”

  • Congratulations Teresa on being part of the Independent Bookstore Day / California Bookstore Day celebration on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Laurel Book Store in Oakland!

    I will be part of the California Bookstore Day celebration on Saturday, too. I am honored to be invited by Face in a Book Bookstore & Gifts in El Dorado Hills for their celebration.

    Face in a Book is hosting a special reading, an hour of writing advice, a musical performance – and an all day celebration with games, treats, and book giveaways! Shop local, support your favorite bookstore, and have a whole lot of fun.

    2:00 p.m. Talk on Writers and Writing – Do you have a book in you? Meet Margie Yee Webb, President of the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch, and author and photographer of “Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life,” to answer your writing and publishing questions and share about the benefits that networking with the California Writers Club provides for published and aspiring writers.

    For more on the California Bookstore Day celebration at Face in a Book, check out this posting:

    Like and follow California Bookstore Day ( and Bookstore Day on Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram (

    Everyone is invited to join in the party at local indie bookstores!



    Margie Yee Webb
    Co-creator, Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Cats
    Released: October 7, 2014

    Author/Photographer, Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings:
    Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life

    Producer, FEMME: Women Healing the World

    President, California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch
    “Serving the Greater Sacramento Region”

    Vice President, California Writers Club
    “An educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation with 19 branches.”

    Member, Cat Writers’ Association

    Member, Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter

  • Looks to be a great event!

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