Introduction to Digital Marketing Essentials for Authors

Introduction to Digital Marketing Essentials for Authors

Who: Patrick Lenton
Thursday 4 May, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: Full Price:
$55; Member: $40; Conc Member: $35
emerging and established writers who are new to digital marketing, with a particular focus on digital, self published and genre authors

In the current publishing climate, knowledge of how to market and grow an online author profile is essential. This seminar will cover practical applications for authors beginning to use social media and digital marketing to sell books.

Digital spaces have given authors unprecedented levels of access to potential readers – but reaching them requires understanding of the platforms and sound strategy. The seminar will outline options and teach the fundamentals of using them. It will be useful for all authors, but particularly digital, genre and self-published authors. Marketing skills covered will include:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Landing pages
  • Blog posts
  • Goodreads
  • Amazon Author Central
  • Instagram, Pinterest, Periscope & others

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understanding of current digital practices for authors
  2. Strategies for starting a social media profile and selling books
  3. An introduction to marketing strategies using social media

Participant Requirements
Pen and paper

Patrick will teach the follow-up course, Advanced Digital Marketing Essentials for Authors, in August 2017. To have your name added to the waitlist for this course, please email us at

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About the tutor
atrick Lenton is an author and digital marketing professional. He has worked for Momentum Books, the digital-first imprint of Pan Macmillan, and runs Town Crier, a digital marketing and social media consultancy for authors. His first book is A Man Made Entirely of Bats.


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