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Writing Life Daytime Talk: Mastering Social Media Video Storytelling to Sell Your Book, with Miral Sattar

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 3:30 PM | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | registration required

What works and what doesn't when marketing your book on social media? Which hashtags should you use? How long should your video be? How do you get readers interested in your book? This workshop will teach you how to record social media videos with just your smartphone and master BookTok and Bookstagram Reels.

Participants must have an Instagram and/or TikTok account already installed on their smartphone and bring a print copy of their book. Each participant will come away from this workshop with a video that can be posted to your socials.

Miral Sattar is the CEO of LearnSelfPublishingFast.com. She uses data and analytics to help authors publish and promote their books using Amazon SEO and voice search. She has worked in the media industry for 15 years, most recently at TIME Magazine, where she developed and implemented the digital SEO strategy that enabled TIME to be one of the most trafficked sites in the industry. She has lectured at Yale, NYU, CUNY, Pace, and other universities across America and helped numerous authors hit #1 in their categories and sell tons of books. Learn more at miralsattar.substack.com.

The Writing Life events in 2024 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

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