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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About Deborah Riley-Magnus

Deborah Riley-Magnus is an author and an Author Success Coach. She has a twenty-seven year professional background in marketing, advertising, and public relations as a writer for print, television, and radio. She writes fiction and non-fiction. Since 2010, she had two novels released. In 2013 her nonfiction, Finding Author Success (Second Edition), and Cross Marketing Magic for Authors were released. Her newest book, Write Brain/Left Brain, focuses on bridging the gap between the creative writer and the marketing author. Deborah produces several pieces monthly for various websites and online publications. She writes an author industry blog and teaches online and live workshops as The Author Success Coach. She belongs to several writing and professional organizations. Deborah has lived on both the east and west coast of the United States and has traveled the country widely. She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and recently returned after living in Los Angeles, California for several years. View all posts by Deborah Riley-Magnus


  • franzmclaren

    Hi Deborah, I don’t know if you remember me from our Facebook conversations before you moved back to Pittsburgh. I too was raised in Pittsburgh and left after I graduating from Peabody High School in 1968 (back when PHS still existed).  I am writing now in response to your invitation to attend “THE MISSING PUZZLE PIECE FOR SUCCESS”. I received the invitation yesterday; unfortunately, too late to alter my plans for February. I am hoping that, by pleading most sincerely, you might consider selling DVDs of the event. I don’t doubt there are many other authors who will be unable to attend, but would be extremely interested in access to the information presented. I look forward to your positive response. However, whether DVDs can be developed, I wish l you every success at the event. Sincerely, Franz McLaren __________________________________________________ Website: Amazon:

    From: “Deborah Riley-Magnus, Writeaholic” To: Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:21 AM Subject: [New post] THE MISSING PUZZLE PIECE FOR SUCCESS #yiv7255533505 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7255533505 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7255533505 a.yiv7255533505primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7255533505 a.yiv7255533505primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7255533505 a.yiv7255533505primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7255533505 a.yiv7255533505primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E !important;color:#fff !important;}#yiv7255533505 | Deborah Riley-Magnus posted: “Authors,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 t” | |

    • Deborah Riley-Magnus

      Of course I remember you, Franz!

      What a wonderful idea. I’m not sure how to make a DVD happen, that would require camera and mics and other things for editing. However, perhaps we can do a webinar series for this Masterclass. Something that can be purchased, then viewed at the student’s convenience. You’ve got my wheels turning. Thanks so much, and it’s great to hear from you.

      Hope all’s well!

      Deb Riley-Magnus

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