Thursdays with Amanda: Promoting Yourself at a Conference
July 26, 2012 | Written by admin
Amanda Luedeke is a literary agent with MacGregor Literary. Every Thursday, she posts about growing your author platform. You can follow her on Twitter @amandaluedeke or join her Facebook group to stay current with her wheelings and dealings as an agent.
We’re all at RWA this week, and if you’ve never been to a BIG conference, then do yourself a favor and sign up for one. Lots of great information, lots of big-name authors, lots of agents, editors and aspiring writers.
In short, there’s lots and lots of chaos.
And I’ve noticed that within that chaos, you have numerous authors who seem to get lost in the mix…authors who are so intent on soaking up every last bit of the conference and attending every workshop, party, and award show that they lose sight of one of the most valuable uses of their time: SELF PROMOTION.
In an attempt to avoid frantically writing a post and slapping it up in time for my next appointment, I’m going to cut this week’s Thursday with Amanda short. BUT that doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear from you! So, take some time to think about these questions, and then share your thoughts:
- What have YOU done to promote yourself at conferences?
- How have you dropped the ball?
- How have you succeeded?
- What has prevented you from going all-out with your promotions during conference time?
Over the next few weeks, we’ll dive in to looking at what published and unpublished authors can do to promote themselves at conferences.