Left Coast Writers®: Frances Caballo - Avoid Social Media Time Suck

Social media is no longer an option for writers–it is a required element of every author’s marketing platform. And using social media to market your books doesn’t need to be time-consuming.

Whether you consider yourself a seasoned social media user or you are new to the social web, this book will introduce you to posting schedules, timesaving applications and content-rich websites that will help you to economize your time while using social media to market your books. After reading Avoid Social Media Time Suck, you will learn:

  • How to create and perfect your author platform.

  • Where the great content exists on the Internet and how you can use it to further your brand within your niche.

  • The importance of being social and discover applications that will make this task easy and fun.

  • Tools that will enable you to track and measure your success so that you can better understand the return on investment of your valuable time.

  • Which tools can prevent you from accessing the Internet when the time comes to sit and write that next book.

  • Exercises for introverted writers to help them feel comfortable on the social web.

  • If you’ve been avoiding social media because you feel that you just don’t have enough time or if you’ve been using it sporadically and missing out on the opportunity to widen your audience of readers, then this is the book for you.
     
    Frances Caballo is a social media strategist and manager for authors. Her books include Social Media Just for Writers: The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books and Blogging Just for Writers. Her clients include the San Francisco Writers Conference, the Women’s National Book Association—San Francisco Chapter, and the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.
     
     
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    $14.94
    ISBN-13: 9780985559229
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
    Published: ACT Communications, 1/2014

    Joshua Davis - Spare Parts

    Ten years ago, a team of undocumented Mexican American students from Carl Hayden High, a scrappy, underfunded public school in West Phoenix, took part in a national, NASA-sponsored underwater robotics competition. The school had recently launched a robotics club at the initiative of two unconventional teachers and was going up against not only other high schools, but colleges from around the country, including a team from MIT that was the beneficiary of a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. Improbably and amazingly, the four teens from West Phoenix won.
     
    In Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, Joshua Davis expands on this story, placing the teens’ amazing 2004 accomplishments in the context of the immigration debate and their entire lives. Davis takes us back to their childhoods in Mexico, shows us their daily struggles as they grew up in the United States, and brings their dramatic stories — which, in one case, involves deportation, a job picking beans in Mexico, and a tour with the US military in Afghanistan — up to the present day.

    Joshua Davis has been a contributing editor at Wired for a decade and is the cofounder of Epic magazine. He is the author of The Underdog: How I Survived the World’s Most Outlandish Competitions, a memoir about his experiences as an arm wrestler, backward runner, and matador.

     

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    $14.00
    ISBN-13: 9780374534981
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    Published: FSG Originals, 9/2014

    Tara Mohr - Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message

    Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In gave many women new awareness about what kinds of changes they need to make to become more successful; yet most women need help implementing them. In the tradition of Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly, Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message provides practical tools to help women quiet self-doubt, identify their callings, “unhook” from praise and criticism, unlearn counterproductive good girl habits, and begin taking bold action.

    Tara Mohr has an MBA from Stanford and an undergraduate degree from Yale. Mohr has been a columnist with the Huffington Post since 2010 and has been featured on the Today show, in MORE, ForbesWoman, Harvard Business Review, Whole Living, The Financial Times, and numerous other media outlets.

     

     

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    $27.00
    ISBN-13: 9781594206078
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
    Published: Gotham, 10/2014

    Class: Kerrin Meis- Celebrating the de Young: Great American and Modernist Art

    02/06/2015 12:00 pm
    Four Fridays: Feb. 6-27 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $140
     
     
     

     
    Study the masterworks for which the de Young is famous. We begin with Copley, move on to West, Stuart, Vanderlyn et al, view the landscapes of Bierstadt, Church and Keith, study Bingham and Johnson, and marvel trompe l’oeil canvases of Harnett and Peto. The American Realists and Impressionists round out our tour of the 19th century. We then revel in 20th century works by Bay Area Figurative Artists, ending with an ode to Thiebaud.
     
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    Amanda Eyre Ward - The Same Sky

    In The Same Sky, award-winning author Amanda Eyre Ward tells the story of Alice Conroe, a forty year old Texas barbecue owner who has the perfect life, except that she and her husband long for a child. Unable to conceive, she’s trying desperately to adopt but her destiny is quickly altered by a young woman she’s never met.

    Fearless thirteen-year-old Carla Trujillo is being raised by her grandmother in Honduras along with her four year old twin brothers. Her mother is sending money home from Texas where she’s trying to make a better life for her family, but she only has enough to bring one son to her. When Carla’s grandmother dies, Carla decides to take her fate into her own hands and embarks on a dangerous journey across the border with Junior, the twin left behind.

    When their two powerful journeys intersect at a pivotal moment in time, Alice and Carla’s lives will be forever and profoundly changed.

    Amanda Eyre Ward is the author of five novels, including How to Be Lost, as well as a collection of short stories.

     

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    The Same Sky (Hardcover)

    $25.00
    ISBN-13: 9780553390506
    Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
    Published: Ballantine Books, 2/2015

    Joan Price - The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty

    In this definitive guide to great senior sex, Joan Price will help you deepen your pleasure for a lifetime. The myth that aging bodies have an expiration date when it comes to sex is just plain wrong. Sex may change with the challenges of aging, but for every problem, there is a solution. The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty offers clear and reliable information, helpful tips, and thoughtful interviews that disclose what works for real people—couples, singles, and the widowed, across all orientations. Whether you currently have a vibrant sex life or an unfulfilling one that you’d like to improve, this book will be a real resource for you now and through the years ahead.

    Author and speaker Joan Price is an advocate for ageless sexuality. An award-winning author, Joan is a leading senior sexpert and the voice behind the award-winning blog about sex and aging, Naked at Our Age.

     

     

     

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    Corte Madera
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    Postal Code:
    94925
    $22.95
    ISBN-13: 9781627780964
    Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
    Published: Cleis Press, 1/2015



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