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We’re all so tired of author marketing workshops and classes that eat up our time and money, but leave us with only a vague idea of what to do next. A real masterclass should not only show great techniques, but make sure that you have mastered those techniques BEFORE you leave the class. It’s the elusive missing puzzle piece to success!

If you’re serious about creating real book sales results in 2019, do not miss this opportunity! This new, intense, and informative live Author Success Masterclass will top anything you’ve tried before.


I’ve been blessed to team up with Demi Stevens, The Book Whisperer and CEO of Year of the Book Press, to create and present this live Masterclass in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Demi provides concierge-level coaching, editing, and indie publishing services to new and established authors, and offers a plethora of expanded skills, techniques, and understanding for authors.

Masterclass will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Sunday, February 17 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at The Well Church Meeting Room located at 213 Bailey Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa 15211 in Mount Washington. (Off-street parking is available in back of church, and there is an elevator to the beautiful meeting room overlooking downtown Pittsburgh)


Over 10 information-packed hours, we will cover:

Building Your Tribe! (Demi)

  • Finding and staying in touch with your fans – relationship, connection, time management
  • Build a list you won’t “lose” (aka, Facebook doesn’t own it)
  • Sample email series, and best practices (aka, emails that don’t suck)
  • Selecting an email distribution provider (MailChimp, MailerLite, etc)
  • Stats you should know about your tribe/list

Standing Apart and Above (Deb)

  • What makes your book different?
  • Unique Hook guidance (©SuperGenres)
  • Who to market to and why
  • The difference between Selling, and Allowing People to Buy
  • Powerful ©StimulusPosts

Selling to Complete Strangers (Demi)

  • Understanding Amazon advertising options
  • Targeting your Amazon ads
  • Amazon ad costs and budget
  • Gauging Amazon advertising success

Platforms World Tour & Best Practices (Deb and Demi)

  • Unique Hook social media marketing techniques (Deb)
  • Interlocking the RIGHT social networks for best results (Deb)
  • Simple Author Social Network Marketing Time Management (Deb)
  • Social platforms tour (Demi)
  • Best Practice profiles (Demi)

From “To DO” to “To DONE” (Demi)

  • Overwhelm and how to overcome it – Kanban system adapted for writers
  • Completing a book on time (without killing yourself or your loved ones)
  • Protecting your writing time AND your life/work/family/marketing time

Living it up with Live Events (Deb)

  • It’s more than a launch. Why author events work, and which kinds of events work best
  • Unique locations for live and online events
  • Locating the decision maker and crafting the perfect query/proposal
  • The author’s responsibilities – what you need to do/provide

This power-packed live Masterclass is available to authors of all level but space is limited. Please respond soon.

$200 per person

Lunch and break refreshments provided

Get your success, armed with effective and efficient skills and techniques that give you a leg up. There’s nothing like this anywhere, so contact me today at with your reservation.

If you are coming from out of town, please feel free to contact me for hotel information. Do tell your author friends about this unique opportunity!



Deborah Riley-Magnus
The Author Success Coach

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