Saturday, April 4, 2015: Midge Raymond presents Everyday Book Marketing

Strategies for Promoting Your Book During Your Regularly Scheduled Life. 


Morning lecture:

Book marketing begins before publication. Learn a range of marketing basics, from author websites and blogs to event opportunities. Develop marketing strategies that fit in with your regularly scheduled life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Promote your book on an everyday basis
  • Keep the tasks of book promotion manageable
  • How best to use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media


Afternoon Workshop:

In this interactive workshop, participants will have the chance to tailor marketing basics to fit their own specific needs. 

  • Find out what needs to happen before, during, and after your book launch
  • Develop custom marketing plans
  • Write better author bio and book cover copy
  • Create budgets, schedule events

For writers who would like marketing feedback, please bring one of the following to the afternoon workshop: book cover copy for your book, or an author bio (200-300 words max).

Morning lecture: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Free to members, $10.00 visitors.
Afternoon workshop: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.  $30.00 for members, $35.00 for guests ($40 for whole day)

Meetings held at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point, Oregon.

Pre-registration is not necessary. For more information email

Midge Raymond’s short-story collection, Forgetting English, received the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in TriQuarterly, American Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, the Los Angeles Times magazine, Poets & Writers, and many other publications. She has also published two acclaimed books for writers, Everyday Writing and Everyday Book Marketing. Midge worked in publishing in New York before moving to Boston, where she taught communication writing at Boston University. She has also taught creative writing at Boston’s Grub Street Writers, Seattle’s Richard Hugo House, and San Diego Writers, Ink, and is a co-founder and editor at Ashland Creek Press.


  2 comments for “Saturday, April 4, 2015: Midge Raymond presents Everyday Book Marketing

  1. michelle jensen
    March 30, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Hi! Was wondering if Midge – will be able to look at my children’s story —? Do not know if that is appropriate for the workshop? Thanks, Michelle

    • Willamette Writers Southern Oregon
      April 1, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Hi Michelle. For the afternoon workshop, Midge will be able to look at either a 200-300 word author bio, or book cover copy (also 200-300 words). The book cover copy could be for your children’s book. It wouldn’t be the manuscript itself, rather, this would be your book description — what a reader would see when picking up your book at a store or reading a summary at an online retailer. –Anna

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