Happenings & Author Events: Ignite Your Writing Journey

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Events for AWL Community Coming Soon for 2024

Past Workshop Recordings Available in the Community Portal

November 8, 2023

How to Launch Your Book with Success

Join Azul as part of our Book Marketing Workshop Series for a 90-minute workshop about “How to Launch Your Book with Success”. In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to get 5-star reviews
  • Monetization (not just selling books but selling things on the back end)
  • From presales to post launch and everything in between
  • The power of keywords and categories in Amazon
  • Advertising – Amazon ads and promotions; when do I need them?
  • Maintain momentum and book sales

October 4, 2023

How to Build an Audience for Your Book

Join Azul as part of our Book Marketing Workshop Series for a 90-minute workshop about “How to Build an Audience for Your Book”. In this workshop you will learn:

  • Building community
  • Social media and email marketing
  • How to pitch yourself to podcasts and other media
  • Building your team of superheroes before you launch
  • Author website
  • How to get blurbs/endorsements for your book
  • Author publicity and media assets
  • Book marketing calendar
  • How to create your book marketing calendar using AI/ChatGPT

September 20, 2023

What is Book Marketing and How to Begin

Join Azul as part of our Book Marketing Workshop Series for a 90-minute workshop about “What is Book Marketing and How to Begin”. In this workshop you will learn:

  • Book marketing 101
  • Identify your ideal reader
  • Understand your why
  • Your book is your author brand
  • Writing a winning book description
  • Create your 60-second book pitch
  • How to talk about your book without being salesy
  • How to market your book even if you aren’t a sales person
  • Diamond Pathway to Publishing Method™️

July 26, 2023

Masterclass: How to Use ChatGPT to Build Out Your 12-month Marketing Plan

Join Azul in this 1-hour live workshop where you will learn how to use ChatGPT even if you have never used it before as well as advanced techniques used to train AI to help you launch and market your book.

Learn how to:

  • Develop the right prompts to supercharge your marketing efforts.
  • Create posts for social, such as twitter, linkedin, facebook and IG
  • Help improve your audience engagement
  • Get the shortcuts to save you time 
  • Create a calendar with simple tasks you can follow

July 19, 2023

How to write for major publications such as Entrepreneur, Forbes, Business Insider etc. with Kimanzi Constable

In this 1-hour live workshop with Kimanzi Constable, who has been published in over 80 magazines and publications, will share with you:

  • How to get paid to write for large publications
  • The do’s and don’ts for pitching to editors
  • How to identify which magazines and publications are accepting pitches
  • How to save time and effort and maximize your reach with pitches

About Kimanzi:
Kimanzi Constable is an author of four books and a writer whose articles have been published in CNBC Make It, Forbes, Parents, Entrepreneur, CNET, Black Enterprise, Fortune, Business Insider, SUCCESS Magazine, NBC, CBS, FOX, and 80 other publications and magazines. He’s a global traveler and digital nomad that has been to 85 countries and counting

June 21, 2023

Writer's Workshop

In this 1-hour workshop bring your writing questions, pieces of writing to share and come for inspiration and motivation. Having feedback on your writing is one of the most valuable opportunities of our community.

1-hour workshop recording available with paid membership.

May 10, 2023

How To Monetize Your Expertise To 7+ Figures and Grow Your Personal Brand To A Global Audience with guest speaker Jay Jay

Join our guest speaker Jay Jay for this 1-hour live masterclass to learn:

  • The blueprint on how to add another 7 figures to your bank by monetizing your expertise (from stages, products, courses, and consulting)
  • How to get in the high-tier press like Forbes, and Entrepreneur + (without paying expensive PR firms)
  • How to create a raving global audience (without jumping around on Tik Tok and doing dances all day)
  • The secret program that allows you to immediately get in front of a decision-makers
  • The PR secrets that no one tells you to pitch yourself for national TV shows like Good morning America, today show + more

1-hour workshop recording available with paid membership.

April 19, 2023

How to Find and Choose the Right Editor for My Book?

Join Azul for this 1-hour live workshop to learn how to find, select and work with an editor for your book. Editing is one of the most important parts of the publishing process and doing it wrong could be disastrous for your book. In this session we will learn how to find quality editors, what type of editing you’ll need and how much to expect to pay.
This workshop can be useful at any stage of the writing/publishing process. You’ll be able to ask your questions live and get guidance.

1-hour workshop recording available with paid membership.

February 15, 2023

Understanding Amazon Ads

Join Azul for this 1-hour live workshop to understand how books are discovered on Amazon. Together, we will explore what you can do to increase your book’s discoverability using keywords, description, and cover design. Learn how you can run ads on your own book for as little as $1 a day and how to plan, budget, and maintain an ad campaign.

1-hour workshop recording available with paid membership. 

January 18, 2023

How to Launch and Re-launch Your Book

Whether you are launching your very first book or one from a year ago, this workshop will help you get the most out of engagement with readers, reviews and media attention.
Azul will discuss strategies for book signings, live events, and promotions, and answer your questions.

1-hour workshop recording available with paid membership. 

December 14, 2022

How to Launch a Podcast to Amplify Your Message

Join this 1-hour live workshop on Zoom where Azul will help you decide if starting a podcast is a good fit for you. He will take you behind the scenes as a podcaster and provide helpful guidance. Bring your individual questions about your podcast ideas and Azul will answer during the call. You will learn how to identify your target audience, evaluate what podcasts are already in your niche, and determine when is a good time to begin.

1-hour workshop recording available with paid membership. 

November 30, 2022

Creating Your 12-Month Marketing Plan for Your Book

Join Azul for this 1-hour live workshop to learn how to think beyond the launch and continue talking about your book after its initial release.

Determine how to individualize your book launch plan and walk away with actionable steps for your year-long book marketing campaign. Azul will highlight ideas and strategies to approach the prelaunch, launch, and post-launch of your book.

1-hour workshop recording available with paid membership. 

October 26, 2022

How to Land a TEDx Talk

1-hour workshop recording available with paid membership. 

October 19, 2022

How to Come up With Your Bestselling Book Idea

1-hour workshop recording available with paid membership. 

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