Writing Workshop

August 12 - “My book Is on Amazon. Now What? — Strategize, Socialize, and Sell” with Greta Boris and Steph Cortés

Has your book been shipwrecked on Amazon's shores? Many authors launch their novels onto the constantly shifting waves of the internet and end up lost at sea. Greta Boris, an Amazon Kindle bestselling author, will give authors tips on: getting more reviews, positioning your book for best exposure, creating your Amazon Author page, and utilizing Book Bub type ads for best advantage. Social media strategy diva Steph Cortés will show authors how to develop a social media strategy to support those marketing efforts.

Greta Boris is the author of the Amazon Kindle bestseller The Wine and Chocolate Workout, and the Director of O.C. Writers, a community of over 700 published and aspiring authors in Orange County, California. The first two books in her domestic suspense series based on the 7 Deadly Sins, A Margin of Lust and The Scent of Wrath, are scheduled for publication in 2017 by Fawkes Press. She describes her work (and her life) as an O.C. housewife meets Dante's Inferno. You can visit her at gretaboris.com, or follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/greta.boris/ and Twitter at twitter.com/GretaBoris.

Steph Cortés has been actively supporting artists and freelancers for almost a decade through her work with Etsy and local crafters in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her various roles as an indie entrepreneur, artistic advocate, and creative consultant, she’s learned that most folks just need a starting point and some motivation to get to the next step in their journey. She enjoys helping dedicated individuals figure out the road map to making their dreams into actionable goals.
We’re the Idaho Writers Guild — offering professional networking and educational opportunities as diverse as the writers who join it. In addition to serving as a networking resource for writers wishing to become actively involved in the writing community, the IWG plans and develops programs to aid writers. Our membership reflects all genres and media.
We’re a community-based literary arts organization promoting education in the community by hosting public programs and projects, including author readings, workshops on a broad spectrum of topics, writing contests, and conferences of interest to writers and readers of all genres.
Writers of all genres are eligible for membership. Members receive discounts to IWG workshops and events, and an online newsletter. Roster members, additionally, are sent requests that IWG occasionally receives for paid work and speaking engagements.

Board Members

The Guild is run by a nine-member volunteer Board, elected annually by the membership. The current IWG Board:  

  • Gretchen Mullins, President
  • Cristen Iris, Treasurer
  • Sherry Briscoe, Contests, Wordplay, Writers Corner
  • Sylissa Franklin, Literary Luncheon
  • Christy Hovey, Social Media Marketing 
  • Merilee Marsh, Marketing & Critique Groups
  • Doug Copsey, Event Coordinator, Conference Faculty
  • AK Turner, Book Club, Websites, Conference Faculty
  • Laura Delaney, Consulting Board Member

Contact us at info@idahowritersguild.com.